Use of Trail: Hiking / Biking
Length of Trail: Various
Elevation Gain: Various
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Rampart Reservoir is northwest of Colorado Springs, Colorado in the Pike National Forest. The reservoir is located on a granite plateau approximately 9,000 feet above sea level. This water supplies the domestic drinking water for the city of Colorado Springs. The reservoir has been stocked with fish by the Colorado Division of Wildlife The area today is a popular recreation area for boaters, fishermen, mountain bikers, and hikers.
Travel west on Highway 24 for 17 miles to Woodland Park. Turn right onto Baldwin Street (at McDonald’s). Proceed along Baldwin Street about 3 miles to Loy Creek Road. Turn right and proceed 1.5 miles to the intersection with Rampart Range Road. Turn right onto Rampart Range Road. Proceed 4 miles to the entrance to Rampart Reservoir. Turn left onto the service road.