Rainbow Falls Motorized Routes

The Rainbow Falls area offers many motorized roads and trails for four-wheel drive and off-highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts. This area contains several motorized trails open to motor vehicles 50 inches, or less, in overall width. The roads and trails in this area connect to the North Rampart Range OHV riding area as well. The North Rampart Range riding area is managed by the South Platte Ranger District. Be sure to consult with the Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) for offical Forest Service routes that are open to motorized vehicles. Free Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs) are available at your local Forest Service Ranger District office. Please pick up a MVUM before you head out. These maps identify the designated Forest Service roads, and the designated motorized trails, that are open to motorized use. They also and identify what types of vehicles are allowed on the different types of routes that are displayed on the MVUM.

At a Glance

Fees: There is no fee to use this area, however, a State of Colorado OHV Registration (or an OHV Permit ) is required for all OHVs ($25.25 purchased through Colorado Parks & Wildlife).
Restrictions: Do not ride around camping areas or parking areas on an OHV. Ride only to and from the trails to avoid conflict.
Water: Drinking water is not readily available. Water from streams should be treated before use.
Restroom: Double vault toilet at the Rainbow Falls Trailhead/parking area
Information Center: Dispersed camping is available in this OHV area. Vehicle parking is only allowed immediately adjacent to system roads. Please be courteous.

General Information


From Woodland Park, CO, take Highway 67 north out of Woodland Park. Travel approximately 9 miles north, on State Highway 67, from Woodland Park. Turn right onto Douglas County Road 49 (which also known as the "Rainbow Falls Road"). Continue down Douglas County Road 49, to the intersection with Forest Service Road 348. The Trailhead and parking area will be immediately on your right, along Forest Service Road 348.

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