Balanced Rock Road

This is a fun trail that drops into aspen groves and pine forest.

Total Miles
7.6

Elevation

2858.88 ft

Duration

2 to 3 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Summer/Fall

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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.

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

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.