Mount Herman Road
ElevationAscent: 2,386' 727 m
Descent: -154' -47 m
High: 9,406' 2,867 m
Low: 7,159' 2,182 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)
Popular rides nearby
Monument Preserve Loop
4.9 mi 7.9 km • Point to Point • 556 ft Ascent 169.59 m Ascent
Ute Valley Loop
4.0 mi 6.5 km • Out and Back • 317 ft Ascent 96.5 m Ascent
Ute Valley Six Mile Loop
5.8 mi 9.3 km • Loop • 578 ft Ascent 176.04 m Ascent
65.0 mi 104.6 km • Point to Point • 5,143 ft Ascent 1567.65 m Ascent
Lower Park Run
7.9 mi 12.7 km • Point to Point • 868 ft Ascent 264.45 m Ascent
Rock Hopping Leg Breaker
7.1 mi 11.5 km • Loop • 943 ft Ascent 287.41 m Ascent
“A climb and descent along Mount Herman Road.”— Allen Tanner
Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed
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!
Land Manager: USFS - Pikes Peak Ranger District