Rampart Range Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Part of the trail at Rim Road - Jackson Creek 681. Background is rock formations.

NOTE: Devils Head Recreation areas are closed by Forest Order for the season.

Restricted areas:

  • Devil’s Head Parking Area
  • Devil’s Head Fire Lookout Tower 
  • NFSR 300.PA 
  • NFST 611 Devil’s Head Trail
  • NFST 615 Zinn Trail

The Rampart Range Recreation Area provides a unique setting for off-highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts to enjoy a variety of riding experiences. From intermediate to expert riders, ATV or motorcycle, the Rampart has something for everyone.

Please make sure you are prepared and ride within your abilities. Changing conditions, natural hazards, as well as oncoming traffic may be encountered. Please become familiar with and obey all local rules and regulations.

Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM) are available for free at your local USFS office or can be found at www.fs.usda.gov/goto/psicc/mvum.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Seasonal Closure Information:
  • Rampart Range Recreation Area roads and trails are closed annually by December 1 and remain closed throughout the winter.
  • Roads and trails reopen when conditions are favorable for summer recreation. A target date is April 1, but weather conditions may delay opening until late-May pursuant to a "mud-season" closure order.  The closure order is in effect April 1-May 31 annually, to provide resource protection for all National Forest System roads and trails in the recreation area.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees All OHV's must be registered. For information on registration and permits, visit http://www.parks.state.co.us.
Open Season: April/May - November/December
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
  • Parking and camping in designated sites only.
  • Trailhead and OHV staging areas are open Sunrise to Sunset hours only.
  • Please report after hours activities to the Douglas County Sherrif's Department at Emergency 9-1-1 or 303-660-7500.
Closest Towns: Sedalia is approximately 8 miles from RRRA.
Water: For campers staying at Flat Rocks
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: Appears on the following maps (Rampart area):
  • Pike National Forest
  • USGS Quad Devil's Head
  • National Geographic Trails Illustrated #135 (Deckers / Rampart Range)
For more information, please contact the South Platte Ranger District at 303.275.5610. We welcome your comments.

Recreation Map

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Restrictions exist for motor vehicle use, including snowmobiles, ATVs, motorcycles, 4x4 vehicles, and other Off Highway Vehicle (OHV). Free Motor Vehicle Use Maps are available. These maps indicate which roads and trails are open and to what type of vehicle.

Outdoor Learning

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Camping trailer
Picnic tables
Tent camping
Fee charged for some activities
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7,490' - 9,749'