Mt. Herman & Rampart Range Roads

Total Miles
35.2

Elevation

2,895.24 ft

Duration

4.5 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This section of Rampart Range Road is nicely maintained and provides amazing scenery as you drop into the Garden of the Gods Park. Unlicensed vehicles aren't allowed on the main roads. There are a few side roads, but they are short. Mt. Herman Road conditions are unpredictable depending on what maintenance has been done. It is steep and narrow, with occasional ruts.

Photos of Mt. Herman & Rampart Range Roads

Mt. Herman & Rampart Range Roads
Mt. Herman & Rampart Range Roads
Mt. Herman & Rampart Range Roads

Difficulty

Easy. You'll see cars on the upper parts of Rampart Range Road near Woodland Park and Rampart Reservoir. Fewer cars go all the way to Garden of the Gods Park because the road gets increasingly rougher as it descends. The condition of Mt. Herman Road varies depending on recency of maintenance. It is narrow and steep in places and ruts are possible at times.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Brandon Belcher
May 26, 2024
4x4
Open
Open at garden of the gods
Marco Gomez
May 19, 2024
2015 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Normal
Open from Monument
Sam Hobbs
May 18, 2024
4x4
Temporarily Closed
Seasonal Closure
Closed Gate
Posted Sign
Closed at the garden of the gods entrance
Tomas Cooper
May 11, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Trail is open from Monument entrance.

Access Description

From I-25 in Monument, use exit 161. Head west on Hwy. 105 and continue west on 2nd St. through town. Cross R.R. tracks and turn left on Mitchell Ave. Head south 0.6 mile and turn right on Mt. Herman Road. Follow Mt. Herman Road west 2.4 miles to well-marked F.S. 320 on left.

Popular Trails