4.3/5 (10 reviews)
Divide, Colorado (Teller County)
Last Updated: 09/21/2022

Trail Information


Rankin offers some scenic views as you pass through the area and ends in a beautiful meadow along the creek. Combine this with Phantom Sale 1and its a quick hop from Rule Ridge to Manchester. This combo takes you to the Phantom Road (AKA Phantom Creek) and that part of the trail system in the South Platte Ranger District area. The trail offers some scenic views as you travel through it. While It's never fun to have to turn around, the views are nice at the end and are worth the short detour on your way through this area.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

4.3/5 (10)
Rated 5/5
Visited: 02/05/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Rankin is a fun and moderately challenging trail that winds through the forrest. Deep ruts require good ground clearance, and the off-camber sections can be a bit tricky. Especially, the inwards-leaning turns are challenging when there's still snow: If you don't carry a bit of momentum through them, you might slide and scratch the side of your car; it's best not to hestitate too much here.
Official Crew
Visited: 09/11/2022

Ran this while updating trails in the area, make sure to mind the GPX, This is NOT a thru trail and isn't rated as such either!
Rated 4/5
Visited: 05/29/2021

Fun little trail and not too bad on the traffic today given the long weekend. Use this to create a loop with Rule Ridge and others. Trail is in good shape and easy to navigate.
Official Crew
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.
Official Crew
Visited: 12/23/2020

This trail is located at a higher alitude of Colorado and at this time of year should be considered impassable for any regular off-road user. Some people may be able to manage these trails with the correct gear, emergency equipment, and rig. Travel with caution.

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