Boulevard

Divide, Colorado (Teller County)

Last Updated: 10/11/2021
4.7 / 5 ( 7 reviews )
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Nearby Trails
Status: Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 0.57 miles
Highest Elevation: 8530 feet
Duration: About 15 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Divide
Nearest Town w/ Services: Divide
Official Road Name: 358
Management Agency:
District: South Platte Ranger District

Highlights

Highlight: Boulevard
This is an easy way to connect trails in Pike National Forest if you’re making a day out of the Rule Ridge (FS 357), Manchester Creek(FS 364) areas. The short trail allows people to jump over from trail to trail and offers a pretty drive in the forested areas south of the Hayman Burn area while jumping around the trail system in the area. Use this connecting trail to make a full day of wheeling fun.

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Route Information

Technical Rating

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Waypoints

1. Intersection of Rule Ridge (FS 357) & Boulevard (FS 358) (0 mi)
Turn right off of Rule Ridge (FS 357) onto the trail. This intersection is easy to find, but doesn’t exactly explain where it goes and it’s purpose. Mind the Waypoint and pictures here to make sure you get the right track.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Divide, CO

Head north on Manchester Creek Road until it becomes dirt and turns into Rule Ridge. Follow Rule Ridge until you reach Waypoint 6 and turn left to get on the trail. From Divide, the trailhead is 10.2 miles north.

Camping

Not allowed

Land Use Issues

This area is part of 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.

Trail Reviews (11)

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On
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A great little connector trail if you are driving in the area! We found a grove of Aspen trees changing and it was quite spectacular!
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Status: Open
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Took this to cut from Rule to Manchester (downhill). Was a bit exciting because I was towing a teardrop camper. Nice way to exit Rule before it get really busy.
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Status: Open
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Trail was open and in great shape, not too much traffic and easy jump over from Manchester to Rule Ridge to complete a loop.
Author: Official Crew
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Status: Open
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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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Status: Impassable
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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.
Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
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Used as a connector between 357 and 364. Gets sporty with some snow, but there are a few spots to pull over and allow uphill traffic right-of-way to pass. The area got 3-4 inches of snow on December 13th. 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).
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Status: Open
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Easy little crossover trail. Nothing of note.
Author: Official Crew
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Status: Open
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Did this trail while updating trails in the area. No changes to the writeup at this time.
Author: Official Crew
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Status: Open
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This is a really fun connector between Rule Ridge and Machester Creek. The trail is dry all the way through and it's been two full winters since we were there last and it took some damage in that time. Due to increased rutting, the size of some of the whoopdedoos and angles on the trail, the rating has been bumped up slightly to "2" from "1" and it is now recommended for 4x4s with some clearance.
Author: Official Crew
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Status: Open
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Trail is open, just a few small areas of snow and ice in the shade.
Author: Official Crew
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Status: Open
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Used 358 to get over to Manchester Creek. The trail is open with nothing significant to report.

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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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