Balanced Rock Road

Total Miles
7.6

Elevation

2,858.88 ft

Duration

2.5 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

There is some good camping along this trail that takes you to upper Palmer Lake Reservoir. Unlicensed vehicles aren't permitted on the main routes, and there are very few side roads to explore. The top part of this trail is relatively easy, but as you drop down it becomes quite a bit more challenging.

Photos of Balanced Rock Road

Balanced Rock Road
Balanced Rock Road
Balanced Rock Road

Difficulty

Moderate. Upper part is easy, but lower end is steeper with large ruts and undulations. Suitable for aggressive high-clearance SUVs with good articulation and/or lockers. Keep in mind it will be harder driving back up.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

Miguel S
May 26, 2024
4x4
Open
Dusty
Normal
simple trail, nothing very technical that isnt bypassable. some bumps and ruts could cause damage to lower clearance vehicles.
Brenden Bac
May 25, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Dusty
Craig Stevens
May 02, 2024
Dirt Bike
Open
Normal
Matthew Norem
Apr 08, 2024
2021 Jeep Gladiator
Obstructed
Deep Snow
3.5 to 4 miles in there is deep snow with no fresh tracks. Got stuck and had to winch out. Unable to get to lake had to turn around.

Access Description

Follow directions for Mt. Herman Road, Trail #91. Turn right when you reach Rampart Range Road 300 at end of Mt. Herman Road. Head north (right) 1 mile to Balanced Rock Road 322 on right.

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