Rankin

4.2/5 (9 reviews)
Divide, Colorado (Teller County)
Last Updated: 09/21/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

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.

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Trail Reviews

4.2/5 (9 reviews)
JD Marshall
Official Crew
101150
Status: Open
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!
Trail Review: Rankin - JD Marshall
Trail Review: Rankin - JD Marshall
Brad D.
15150
Status: Open
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.
JD Marshall
Official Crew
101150
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.
JD Marshall
Official Crew
101150
Status: Impassable
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.
Tracy Barker
Official Crew
28100
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/13/2020

One of the best roads in the North Divide area--this road has ascents, descents, off-camber, lots of forest and many good level campsites. With heavy/deep snow (12"+) it can get sketchy around Waypoints 6 to 7. The area got 3-4 inches of fresh snow on December 13th, so it is still easy. Once again this year, my local Toyota club supported the USFS Pikes Peak Ranger District (PPRD) and their annual Christmas Tree cutting event. We patrol the forest roads in the designated cutting area, report road conditions, and extract "stuck" vehicles if someone asks for help. The designated area this year was north Divide, where Rule Ridge (357) was the east boundary, Spring Creek (CR 3) was the west boundary, and CO 78 (Painted Rocks Road) was the north boundary. For three consecutive weekends (November 28-29, December 5-6, and December 12-13) we had club volunteers patrolling these Forest Roads. I was present each day (except December 5) and drove almost every road in this area (I drove all for which Trails Offroad has published a guide, except the southern end of Grouse Road/354).
Trail Review: Rankin - Tracy Barker

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