Rankin Road

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4.1/5 (11 reviews)
Divide, Colorado (Teller County)
Last Updated: 06/19/2023
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Rankin Road, situated within Colorado's South Platte Ranger District, offers a straightforward journey through impressive scenery. As you travel the trail, you'll be captivated by the unassuming beauty of the surrounding hills and meadows. The journey finishes in a tranquil meadow nestled by a peaceful creek, providing a relaxing breather during your adventure. Whether explored individually or as part of a more extensive adventure, Rankin Road ensures an inviting excursion through Colorado's stunning wilderness.


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4.1/5 (11)
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10200
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Rated 3/5
Visited: 10/01/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Trail is in good shape until you get between WP6+7, as the track descends it becomes deeply entrenched and off camber. I would be wary taking a full size rig down this, as minor body damage may occur from rubbing the hillside or exposed roots.
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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.
Trail Review: Rankin Road - Dominik Vereno
Trail Review: Rankin Road - Dominik Vereno
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126050
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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 Road - JD Marshall
Trail Review: Rankin Road - JD Marshall
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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.
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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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