770 Watson Park

Total Miles
5.7

Elevation

2,749.71 ft

Duration

0.75 Hours

Technical Rating

7

Difficult

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

The Watson Park single track is an advanced trail due to very narrow sections through tight trees and technical rocky sections. It runs north to south between Rampart Range Road and Watson Park Road. There are also more sections of single track on either side of this trail, Bergen Rock Trail to the north, and Long Hollow Bypass Trail to the south. It also crosses Tornado Alley, another advanced single track with lots of rock problems. Watson Park trail follows a hillside on a narrow shelfy trail that often has spots of exposure, sections of whoops, and very tight pine trees that might grab your handlebars if not careful. You can actually see lots of gashes in the trees where riders have bashed into them. It goes over huge granite boulders like a ramp, through rock pinches between the boulders, and over moderate rock ledges and drop-offs. This trail has a lot of climbs and descents going in either direction and is super windy. It also has a braided section with a rock garden of embedded boulders that could be tricky to go up, although it has multiple lines to choose from. The surface of the trail is often on crushed gravel, which can be slippery and loose and makes the climbs harder.

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770 Watson Park
770 Watson Park
770 Watson Park

Difficulty

This is an advanced single track with several rocky spots and narrow spots of exposure. It is one of the harder trails in the recreation area.

Technical Rating

7

Status Reports

Owen Luzier
May 17, 2024
Dirt Bike
Open
Normal
few trees down, was able to get over them. 1 i had to go completly around it

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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