Mt. Rosa

4.2/5 (20 reviews)
Colorado Springs, Colorado (Teller County)
Last Updated: 03/21/2021
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Highlights

Mt. Rosa’s proximity to Colorado Springs makes this a very popular destination for both off-roading and just those looking to get away from the city. New wheelers have the chance to get practice on the terrain Even the scenic lookouts have nearby playgrounds. Everyone will appreciate the amazing views of Colorado Springs along the way. There are two scenic stops, the second one offers a small rock climb to the top of the lookout. The “Wye” trails that connect to Mt. Rosa are small spurs that can add some difficulty to your day of wheeling. When you make it back to Gold Camp Road, turn right to add a number of different trails to your day. Combine this with Mt. Baldy or Bull Park to make for a full day of wheeling and sightseeing.

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Trail Reviews

4.2/5 (20 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/14/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Great trail not far from Colorado springs, pretty similar to a lot of Mt. Baldy. There is currently a downed tree near the end that people have been bypassing. I will also say the the optional spur mentioned on the 2nd or 3rd waypoint is currently way more than a "little more difficult" than the main trail. It's currently very washed out and I would say around a 5 difficulty and is hard to tell where the actual trail is. 00' Xterra 33s 2in lift
Trail Review: Mt. Rosa - Andrew Hunter
Trail Review: Mt. Rosa - Andrew Hunter
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Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/22/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Went up this trail on a sunny Friday morning. Really dry conditions so trail was pretty easy. As noted there are definitely some rockier sections. Nothing that a stock 4WD couldn't handle though. I'd even bet you could probably get a 2WD solid rear axle SUV or truck up this. Beautiful views at waypoint 8. The hill isn't too difficult. We took the left line. Overall great trail to start off our weekend camping trip! For reference: My vehicle - 2016 4Runner / 2.5" Lift / Toyo Open Country 33" tires / 4WD, no lockers. (A-TRAC only)
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 06/25/2022

The trail was dry in the morning, but it rained hard that afternoon and all the next day. I went exploring in my 2008 Chevy Trailblazer with 3" lift and stock highway tires (29.5"). I didn't make it up the hill after waypoint 8 and had to back down. I didn't want to get too horsey with it since I was by myself. I'll revisit this trail with some 32" AT tires and see if that hill is still a problem for me.
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 05/01/2022

Fun trail. Lots of trash at the beginning where people park to shoot. The views at waypoint 7 are nice. There was a tree down beyond waypoint 7 so the end of the trail was not accessible. Trail can be driven by a stock higher clearance vehicle.
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 09/08/2021

Trail was great with a stock vehicle. Only downside was a lot of people shooting and leaving there trash (brass, targets, and other) behind. Final scenic area worth the drive. We had a wonderful clear day.

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