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A climb and descent along Mount Herman Road.


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11.6

Miles

18.6

KM

Doubletrack

9,406' 2,867 m

High

7,159' 2,182 m

Low

2,386' 727 m

Up

154' 47 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Description

As mapped, the trailhead begins as Mount Herman Road becomes a dirt road. There is a dirt parking lot marked. It can also be ridden from the Nursery Road Trailhead and accessing the road at the western edge of the Monument Preserve Loop.

The first 2.5 miles wind around the front of Mount Herman. The dirt road is well maintained, and there is not a lot of traffic. Multiple trails from Monument Preserve Loop feed into the road.

The next mile is more steep but not technical. The takeoff to Mule and Monument Trail (715) are accessible from the road.

The climb continues until about mile 7, then levels out significantly. Large boulders in aspen and pine groves line the road and further down the road, views of Pike's Peak over Woodland Park come into view.

At mile 9.5, Mount Herman Road crosses Forest Road 322A. At mile 11.5, Mount Herman Road meets Rampart Range Rd.

Turn around and enjoy the ride down!

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Allen Tanner

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Photos

View towards Pikes Peak.
Aug 29, 2016 near Palmer…, CO
Large boulders and aspen groves line Mount Herman Road.
Aug 29, 2016 near Palmer…, CO
View towards Limbaugh Canyon and Monument further.
Aug 29, 2016 near Palmer…, CO
Colossal boulders stand guard along North Beaver Creek.
Aug 29, 2016 near Palmer…, CO
Fast descent along Monument Trail (715).
Aug 9, 2016 near Palmer…, CO
Mt. Herman and Monument Rock.
Aug 10, 2016 near Monument, CO

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Oct 16, 2021
Head Banger
Mar 3, 2017
Allen Tanner
Oct 10, 2016
Allen Tanner
23.2mi
Sep 30, 2016
Meghan Hollaback
Mount Herman road was closed. Started at the beginning and looped back 2 miles. 2.2mi
Aug 29, 2016
Allen Tanner
23.1mi
Apr 19, 2014
Rick Powelson
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