Mt. Rosa

Colorado Springs, Colorado (Teller County)

Last Updated: 03/21/2021
4.1 / 5 ( 12 reviews )
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Status:
Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 3.81 miles
Highest Elevation: 10150 feet
Duration: About 1 hour
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Colorado Springs
Nearest Town w/ Services: Colorado Springs
Official Road Name: 370.B, 381
Management Agency: Pike National Forest
District: Pike's Peak Ranger District

Highlights

Highlight: Mt. Rosa
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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Waypoints

1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The start of the trail off the north side of Gold Camp Road is officially Wye Campground Road, but this is universally recognized as the Mt. Rosa trailhead.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Colorado Springs

From I-25 in Colorado Springs take the Lake Avenue exit 138 and go west for 3.2 miles to the roundabout at The Broadmoor Resort & Hotel. Take the second exit in the roundabout which is Pourtales Road. Continue 1.4 miles to the intersection with Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road and Penrose Boulevard. Go straight through the intersection and the road becomes Old Stage Road. Stay on Old Stage Road for 6.9 miles and it will connect with Gold Camp Road. Continue another 3.4 miles on Gold Camp Road to the trailhead on the right.

Camping

Dispersed

Trail Reviews (17)

Questions & Answers (1)

Q: There is a trail just to the right, before the old Wye Campground that is unrecorded. You would need some pretty serious articulation for the first section which I couldn't pass. Maybe some one could record it?
–Ben Jimbo (02/20/2021)
–Q (03/15/2021)
–JD Marshall (02/20/2021)

Writer Information

JD Marshall

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Jen & JD moved to Colorado from Chicago in May of 2015 for work and brought with them a 2001 stock Jeep Wrangler that had been garage bound for two years. Within a month of arrival, all rusty 170,000 miles of it was shaking on Colorado trails and they've never stopped. As time as gone on, their 2001 TJ had to be traded and a 2015 Jeep JK has been added to the family. JD works as a Systems Engineer for a cable company and Jen runs a business from their home during the week to pay the bills. When the weekend hits, they're almost always hitting the trail. When Sunday night rolls around, the question turns to, 'so what's next week?!'.
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