Upper Jackson Creek Road

Castle Rock, Colorado (Douglas County)

Last Updated: 04/12/2021
3.8 / 5 ( 5 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 6.44 miles
Highest Elevation: 8675 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Castle Rock
Nearest Town w/ Services: Castle Rock
Official Road Name: 503/502
Management Agency: United States Forest Service
District: South Platte Ranger District


Highlight: Upper Jackson Creek Road
This is a very nice trail through the valley in between Devil's Head and Dakan Mountain with a creek that runs through it. It has some spots for fishing, camping, and picnics. It's a nice trail to run to extend other trails or just to do Dakan Road as a loop. It has a lot of connectors to ATV and Dirt Bike trails. There is a very large network of trails here in the rampart range area that can make for a great day on the trail.


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1. Trail Start ( mi)
The trail starts along Rampart Range Road, heading east and down. Take FS 502 East.

Directions to Trailhead

From Highway 85 in Sedalia, Take Hwy 67 West for 10.5 miles and then, Turn south at Rampart Range road. Once you turn onto Rampart Range Road, it's 13.6 Miles to the trailhead. Getting to this trail is easy from Rampart Range Road. It's on the east side just a little south of the Devil's head area. If you come to Dakan Road or Long Hollow Road, then you have gone too far. It's marked as FS 502. From Dakan Road, it's a fork just uphill of the Rock Obstacle marked as FS 503. If you are going downhill on Dakan Road, it's a left. If you are going uphill on Dakan Road, it's a right to FS 503.



Land Use Issues

This trail is closed seasonally from December 1 to May 1.

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Justin Daniels

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Justin is a lifelong learner with passions in many areas ranging from technology to music to the outdoors. Being a certified full cave diver, his search for adventure and exploration and knowledge fuels his drive to push his personal limits. Having lived in Colorado since 1997, it is surprising to some that he is new to off-roading. He drives a lightly built up 2012 FJ Cruiser and enjoys that his FJ can bring him to many of the places in the beautiful state of Colorado that he could not otherwise see.
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