681 Scotty's ATV Trail

Total Miles
4.6

Elevation

2,589.35 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Scotty's ATV Trail is a 4.5-mile trail designated for vehicles 50 inches or less in the Rampart Range Recreation Area. The trail is relatively easy for the entire track. It's pretty troughed out in areas, with a deep rut through the middle of the trail, so dirt bikers and ATVers will need to pick the high points of the trail. It's made up of small hills going up and down, frequently gaining and losing elevation, as it meanders through a pine tree forest. The trail has a lot of whoops in spots, and it goes past big granite boulders. When riding north to south, there is an optional advanced obstacle of a 6/7 difficulty called Scotty's Rock about 3 miles into the trail. The trail splits here with signs indicating which direction to go for Most Difficult or Intermediate, so the obstacle can be bypassed completely. It's a huge steep rock slab ramp that is likely only intended for dirt bikes, not ATVs. The obstacle is recommended to be ridden down only. (It's not marked when riding in the north direction, so you get funneled on the easy path when riding north.)

Difficulty

This is an easy two-track trail with deep ruts and curves of a 3 difficulty, but has an optional advanced obstacle of a 6/7 difficulty called Scotty's Rock.

Technical Rating

3

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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