Upper Jackson Creek Road

4.3/5 (20 reviews)
Castle Rock, Colorado (Douglas County)
Last Updated: 02/28/2022

Trail Information


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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Trail Reviews

4.3/5 (20)
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/22/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Not many people on the trail, good amount of dirt bikes in the morning
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/29/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

We ran this trail on accident trying to take Dakan Rd from Larkspur to Rampart Range Rd. Maybe it was because we ran it downhill from Dakan to Rampart, but nothing seemed difficult on this trail at all. It gets just a bit narrow and a little steep above the former Lower Jackson Creek intersection, but nothing overly notable. My rig is a Power Wagon on 35's for reference. At any rate, the views are incredible and the wildlife is everywhere. Be ready for a lot of bugs.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/06/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

RAMPART IS OPEN!!! This is one of my favorite trails in the area. Its not long, no real challenging obstacles and there are some REALLY nice hidden camp spots back there!
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Seasonal Closure
Visited: 04/12/2021

The seasonal mud closure is now in effect. This closure is in effect until June 15th, or until conditions are dry enough for the Forest Service to open the gates for the year.
Seasonal Closure
Visited: 12/26/2020

Trail is closed as of December 1st through April. There was a bright yellow sign posted and the gates were closed and locked. Bummer, will try again in the summer!

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