Predator

Divide, Colorado (Teller County)

Last Updated: 04/01/2021
4 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Status:
Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 2.2 miles
Highest Elevation: 9169 feet
Duration: About 1 hour, 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Divide
Nearest Town w/ Services: Divide
Official Road Name: 895
Management Agency: United States Forest Service
District: South Platte Ranger District

Highlights

Highlight: Predator
Predator Trail is one of the under-appreciated trails in the area because it doesn’t feature any major obstacles and isn’t all that long. It’s named for the company that sponsors trails in the area and is used more as an access route to ATV and walking paths rather than wheeling. Despite this, the trail is a nice short out and back with some amazing views. Each gulch trail offers different views of the valley and these are just as spectacular and easier to get to if you aren’t looking for a really rough day on the trail and would just like some views with mild technical areas.

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Waypoints

1. Predator Trailhead (0 mi)
This is the intersection of Cedar Mountain Road and Predator Trail.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Colorado Springs, CO

West on Highway 24. Continue about 25 miles passing through Woodland Park until you reach Divide. Make a right onto County Road 5. A short way down this road, make a slight left onto County Road 51 (Cedar Mountain Road). About 3 miles down, the road will appear to fork, be sure to keep right onto County Road 51. Travel down this road, which will eventually turn to dirt, for 6.7 miles. This road intersects with CR 3 and Cedar Mountain OHV begins here. Stay straight to go on the trail towards Predator. Travel 4.3 miles into the trail to get to the trailhead.

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Land Use Issues

This area is part of the Hayden Burn area. Great pains were taking by companies, people, and 4x4 groups to open these trails after the fire that decimated that area. It's extremely important that people follow Stay the Trail guidelines. We've made note of some areas of apparent off-trail usage, please do what you can to help keep these trails open to all. This area is also part of the Pike-San Isabel National Forest, and as such is part of the 2011 Lawsuit where a coalition of conservation and recreation groups were suing the U.S. Forest Service over what they say is an illegal addition of 500 miles of motorized roads and trails. A settlement was reached in late 2015 that is requiring the U.S. Forest Service to re-evaluate the roads and create a new travel management plan. 30 roads have been partially or completely closed while this evaluation takes place over the next few years. Those trails affected have been noted here at trailsoffroad.com. It is imperative that the OHV community makes their voices be heard on this issue. If we do nothing, those 500 miles will be shut down, some already have. Contact the local ranger districts and let them know why the area is important to you and the history you have there. Contact your Congressperson and Senator as well. They know how important the OHV community is to the economy of the state. Search of Ongoing Media Coverage On going Forest Service Information About The Project

Trail Reviews (5)

Questions & Answers (1)

Q: Hi guys my jeepbis broken and would like to fish hackett gulch do u guys know the back way not thru predator where i can make it on my truck?
–Al caz (10/17/2018)
–JD Marshall (10/18/2018)

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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