Mt. Herman & Rampart Range Roads

This is a combination trail made of Mt. Herman Road and a great little portion of Rampart Range Road.

Total Miles
35.2

Elevation

2895.24 ft

Duration

4 to 5 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Summer/Fall

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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.

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

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.