Rainbow Gulch Trail #714

This trail begins at Rampart Range Road (Forest Service Road # 300) and winds approximately 1.4 miles down to the Rampart Reservoir Trail #700. This is a very popular, non-motorized trail providing access to the Rampart Resevoir by way of an old road bed.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Lightning is common in the summer, so start the hike early. Be prepared for changing weather condions.
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: ATVs and motorcycles are not permitted on this trail.
Water: Drinking water is not readily available. Water from streams should be treated before use.
Information Center: Horses must veer left on Rampart Reservoir Trail and may not ride the entire trail around the reservoir. Horses are not permitted in the campgrounds or at the boat ramp.

General Information


From Colorado Springs, head west on US Highway 24, and at the second stoplight in the town of Woodland Park, (by the McDonald's), turn right onto Baldwin Street. Baldwin Street will eventually become Rampart Range Road, (still witin the city limits), and then eventually Teller County Road 22. When you reach a "Y" in the road at the north end of the Woodland Park area, veer right onto Loy Creek Road. When you come to a three way stop intersection, at the end of the pavement, turn right onto Forest Service Road 300. After heading approximately 2 miles south on road 300, you will see a large parking area on the left. This parking area is the beginning of the Rainbow Gulch Trail, which eventually leads down to access the Rampart Resevoir area.

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  Area/Length : 
1.4 Miles

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  Elevation : 
9000 Feet