Morgan

Divide, Colorado (Teller County)

Last Updated: 03/21/2021
3 / 5 ( 4 reviews )
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Highlight: Morgan
This short spur off Rankin (FS 355) in Pike National Forest ends up at a private property gate, but is worth adding to your day if you’re running trails in the area. The short trail is lightly traveled and not that busy, it has some scenic views towards the end especially in the spring.

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Waypoints

1. Morgan Trail (FS 355.B) Trailhead (0 mi)
Coming from the south on Rankin (FS 355), turn left at 1.0 miles. The trail is marked, but is behind a very large dual entrance. Check the pictures to see the intersection and where you’ll see the sign.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Colorado Springs, CO

Take Highway 24 to Divide and turn north on the paved portion of Manchester Creek Road. After 4.2 Miles of housing, the road turns into forest and trail, you'll see the official trailhead for Rankin (FS 355) on the left, the Manchester(FS 364) entrance, and further along on the right, Rule Ridge (FS 357)'s entrance.

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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. Search of Ongoing Media Coverage On going Forest Service Information About The Project

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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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