675 Noddle ATV Trail

Total Miles
11.4

Elevation

2,470.96 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Noddle ATV Trail is one of the longest ATV trails in Rampart Range at 11.6 miles long. It starts at a dirt trailhead across from the north end of Cabin Ridge and winds its way southwest to the intersection with Log Jumper. Noddle is a moderate trail because it has a bit of exposure, several troughed spots, and some steeper climbing sections. The beginning also has tons of massive whoops on a really wide dirt trail. This trail has been rerouted in recent years with new sections that add a ton of zig-zags and tight curves to avoid several steeper climbs and descents. It now has sweeping turns to get up/down the mountain rather than straight shooting the hills. Even with the reroutes, this trail still has significantly more elevation gain and loss than many of the surrounding ATV trails, and steeper climbs are a key feature of this trail. This trail is very scenic because it goes right next to the Noddle Heads, which are huge granite rock outcroppings towering through the pine trees. There is a really nice viewpoint before the trail starts dropping back down. There's also a bit of exposure here as the trail gets pretty close to the edge, and there is one big hairpin turn right next to the edge to watch out for. There's also a tiny creek crossing that is not a big deal. Overall this is a fun and scenic ride and makes for a good ATV loop with Cabin Ridge, Log Jumper, and Long Hollow.

Difficulty

This is a long ATV trail with moderate obstacles such as spots of exposure, steep climbs/descents, ruts, and tight turns.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

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Access Description

The Rampart Range Recreation Area is an extensive trail system in the Pike National Forest southwest of Sedalia, Colorado. There are several trailheads, but it is most commonly accessed from the north off of North State Highway 67. This is a highly maintained and regulated trail system; make sure you have your OHV registration card and decals. There are first-come-first-serve paid campsites and several restrooms. The area closes seasonally by December 1st and reopens in the spring sometime in April or May based on weather and mud conditions. All ATV trails in the area are designated for vehicles 50 inches or less and are mostly easy to intermediate difficulty, while the single tracks are more difficult. Note that only licensed vehicles are allowed on Rampart Range Road, so there are often separate trailheads at the start and end of each trail.

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