Grouse Road

4.8/5 (9 reviews)
Divide, Colorado (Teller County)
Last Updated: 09/12/2022
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Trail Information

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Grouse Road, near Woodland Park, is an alternate way in or out of the network of trails off of Rule Ridge. However, it’s best to run as an out and back while in the network of trails off Rule Ridge and surrounding trails. Grouse Road starts in a beautiful valley with a meadow and creek. In the Spring, it can be quite vibrant and the water quite deep. After the scenery and first mile or so, there is enough challenge that it is a fun trail for those with stock vehicles. It's also fun for those with built rigs just looking for a fun day in the woods who wants to flex a little bit without going hardcore.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

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Trail Reviews

4.8/5 (9 reviews)
JD Marshall
Official Crew
108300
Status: Open
Visited: 09/11/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

I was out here today to check on the trail after getting reports that this trail had some severe washouts. Looks like the Forest Service was in the area this week filling in the problems. I will be adjusting the rating up to a 3 on the high end but the problems from previous reports have been fixed.
Trail Review: Grouse Road - JD Marshall
Trail Review: Grouse Road - JD Marshall
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Ray
6450
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 08/18/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Creek was running high, probably about a foot or so deep. This trail was also hit hard by the recent monsoons, uncovering more roots, rocks and creating deep washouts in places. Southern end was pretty wet with deep puddles and was banked pretty bad, which made driving annoying at times. The steep and loose hill climb after WP2 while avoiding the washouts was the most fun for me. All in all it was a decent drive through the woods with a little bit of everything to keep it interesting.
Trail Review: Grouse Road - Ray
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/27/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

I wish I took pictures of what I went through on this. It was hard. Maybe it is my lack of experience, or the size of my vehicle. If this was the road I was on, it dumps out on Blossom Road, that then leads to 24. We started off on 357, then got onto 354. Maybe I was on one of the offshoots of 354 ( have spent the morning reviewing maps, and I am pretty sure this was what we did, and in the dark, long story), but there were steep parts, narrow parts, tree toots and rutted parts (some parts were all 4 of these) It dropped down into the valley where Rule Creek is, you crossed over the creek (bottom was solid and easy to cross), then you had to go around a boulder in the road...carefully (the first of many careful corners for me), depending on the size of your vehicle. Up and out of the valley was steep, narrow and curvy. Great sense of accomplishment, glad I didn't scratch anything or dent anything. I did it in a 2016 Land Rover Range Rover, mostly in it's rock climbing mode with KO2 275/55/20 tires. For my first offroad adventure in it and in a long time, it performed admirably.
alex
700
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/27/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Fun Trail, we used it to get out of the rule creek spurs. It was a little more complicated than expected from the ratings. To me harder than rule creek spurs. 3rd gen taco with a 3in lift stock everything else.
JD Marshall
Official Crew
108300
Status: Open
Visited: 03/21/2021

This trail is open, however, CAUTION. Colorado weather is unpredictable this time of year and there may be the occasional fresh snow fall or mud and melting snow. This trail is in an area of the state where snowfall levels have dropped for the season and the majority of the trails are dry, muddy and/or only have a small bit of snow on them. Again, please use caution if traveling on these trails until the dryer season.

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