This route is very short with minimal elevation gain and requires only a small amount of easy off-trail navigation. The route follows a short, rugged dirt road near the base of UN 9620. A brief off-trail hike through timber is topped off by a pleasant scramble over and around large boulders and slabs of Pikes Peak Granite.
Roundtrip Mileage: Less than 1 mile Elevation Gain: 125 feet
From with Garden of the Gods Park
In dry conditions, high clearance is recommended for this dirt road, but a passenger car with be sufficient. In wet or snowy conditions, do not attempt Rampart Range Road without 4-wheel-drive and good tires.
Rampart Range Road driving conditions 04 Apr 2009
Locate the dirt Rampart Range Road and turn west.
Follow Rampart Range Road for roughly 12 miles.
Keep an eye out for the Ridge Crest Overlook (on the west side of the road).
Very soon after passing the Overlook, FS Q300 will appear on the right (east side of the road).
Pull into FS Q300 and park.
Rampart Range Road is narrow and wash-boarded with heavy traffic 04 Apr 2009