Eagle Rock

Colorado Springs, Colorado (Teller County)

Last Updated: 06/23/2019
4.7 /5 ( 6 reviews )
Information
Nearby Trails
Status: Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 6 miles
Highest Elevation: 11288 feet
Duration: About 3 hours
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: West
Nearest Town: Colorado Springs
Nearest Town w/ Services: Colorado Springs
Official Road Name: 370C, 379
Management Agency: United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service
District: Pikes Peak Ranger District
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Highlights

Highlight: Eagle Rock
This is a great off-road trail that's close to Colorado Springs and provides a good challenge to vehicles that are a little more than stock but still offers some fun routes for more built rigs. There's also many trails in this area that you can explore that vary in level of difficulty. The drive up to the trail gives you great views of Colorado Springs. The first part of the trail consists of a large hill with rocks you must navigate through. There is a bypass for the first section, but the second area has similar rocks and some switchbacks. Most of the other obstacles have bypasses. There are a few creek crossings and areas that require you to squeeze through skinny spots in the trees. It's is an easy trip from the Springs but is also a nice getaway for camping.

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Route Information

Technical Rating:
(DIFFICULT - SEVERE)

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Waypoints

1. Turn Off
(#1) This is the turn off from Upper Gold Camp Road that will take you to the trail head. It's a very large open area and usually there is a medium sized pond that you must drive through. (#3) View from Gold Camp Road looking at Colorado Springs.

Directions to Trailhead

Trailhead Coordinates: 38.735534, -104.987969

Starting Point: Colorado Springs, Colorado

From Colorado Springs, head south on I-25 and take exit 140 for Tejon St/Nevada Ave. Pass through the light and turn right onto Nevada Ave. About 1 mile down, take exit 46 onto Lake Ave. (The Home Depot on the left is a good meeting place for this trail.) Turn right (west) onto Lake Ave. Travel down about 1.4 miles, passing through two round-abouts. Once you hit the third round-about directly in front of the Broadmoor Hotel, make a left. Continue to follow what appears to be the main road. When viewed on a map the road name changes from Lake Circle at the round-about, to Pourtales Rd, to Mirada Rd, to W Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. After traveling another 1.4 miles, you will reach a four way stop intersection. Continue straight onto Old Stage Road. You'll pass through a neighborhood and about a mile later the road will turn into dirt. Follow this dirt road for 14 miles. There will be lots of turn offs, but stick to the main road. You will see a large dirt lot on your right, which usually has a big pond. This is the road that will take you right to the trail head.

Camping

Dispersed

Land Use Issues

There is a lot of off trail activity found in various areas. This can be a threat to trail closure. Remember to stay on all designated routes, do not go around obstacles, and do not go behind any fences. 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 are suing the U.S. Forest Service over what they say is the illegal addition of 500 miles of motorized roads and trails. A settlement was reached in late 2015 which requires the U.S. Forest Service to re-evaluate the roads and create a new travel management plan. Over the next year, 30 roads will be partially or completely closed while this evaluation proceeds over the next 5 years. It is imperative that the OHV community voices their interests on this issue. If we do nothing, those 500 miles may be shutdown. Contact the Pikes Peak Ranger District and let them know why the area is important to you.

Trail Reviews (15)

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Status: Open
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Did Eagle Rock today in a stock 2012 Rubicon JKU. A little difficult in a couple places and used winch 1 time but all in all it is doable. Certainly glad I have skid plates and rock sliders. Front and rear lockers helped in a lot of spots for sure.

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Status: Open
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Ran it today, it was a little tricky due to the wet dirt and rainfall while on it. Always will love this trail.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Open all the way through

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Status: Open
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We did this trail in the snow. Probably 5-8" on the ground on average. We had a total of five rigs on this run. Three with lockers, two open diffs. Our one open diff guy had chains and he did just fine. The other we had to tow / winch several times. I would not attempt this in the snow without lockers. Chains and winch minimum. Couple things to watch out for if you run this in the snow. About halfway through there are several steep downhills. Give yourself PLENTY of space going down... several of us rear-ended each other coming down. No injuries but some minor to moderate body damage. Second... we came down the switchbacks from the washboard road in the dark. With the snow pack it was very slick. Take your time, use low range and low gear.

Author:
Status: Open
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trail fun. very little amount of people around., the trail has noticeably gotten more difficult since last time running it back in may 2018. more larger rocks have been exposed due to some erosion on the soil. but still was a nice challenging trail. would say the trail on the difficult section are close to class 6.5 but overall having almost no traffic on the trail made it a blast.

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Status: Open
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First time attempting a trail rated a 6-7. Made it through in a stock JK rubicon with some additional skids. Stock height made it challenging and made full use of the skids and lockers in the lower hill climb to drag over some of the tougher spots.

Author:
Status: Open
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I ran Eagle Rock from Waypoint 11, after connecting to it from the Mt. Baldy trail. We took it out over to the Bull Park trail head for a nice day of wheeling.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
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The trail had a layer of fairly fresh snow throughout most of the trail but for the most part the snow wasn't a problem. The wind was really whipping on this day so we decided to eat lunch in the rigs. One thing not mentioned in this guide, is that at waypoint 10, you can take a right turn towards Mount Baldy, and then a few hundred yards down that way, you can then take a left coming through the trees to meet back up with Eagle Rock and avoid the meadow a bit. This gave us a chance to break some of the wind. Erosion has definitely exposed a lot of new boulders and vehicle traffic has dug out a few large undercuts. I agree with the rating and think the guide is on point.

Author:
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Ran in a group with rigs ranging from light mod, TJ 2" lift 32's, to JKU 4" lift 35's. Some open diff. All made it through but open diff & small lift had difficulties in several spots. The trail had experienced some damage from use and rocks/boulders in areas have moved making some lines technically difficult requiring several attempts. No need for winching in our group. The JKU's on 35's with lockers made it through the challenging spots on first attempt. Currently I think the rating is as high as 8 in the lower section before the short cut to Mt. Baldy.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
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We had a great day out on the trail. We were a little hesitant about going out due to heavy rains the past week and the day before. We suspected it would be quite a muddy mess on the trail but we decided to check it out anyway. I'm glad we did. The area has a lot of gravel like rocks that I believe allow the water to drain easily into the soil. The trail was still wet but it wasn't sloppy. It was just wet enough to make the dirt a clay consistency that was just enough to stick into your treads and not want to come out. So the first big hill climb was a bit difficult since we basically were trying to climb on slicks, but we completed it. As usual the hill is more and more washed out so the boulder climbs do get harder, the bypass is not much easier. There was a lot of activity on the trail. We started ahead of a larger group and not sure if they had issues as they never caught up to us after a long lunch break at the first meadow. It appears that they've also done some trail maintenance and graded some of the areas that were getting washed out near the end of the trail. The hill climb is smoothed and the v-notch is gone near the end.

Author:
Status: Open
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Attempted this trail with the https://www.meetup.com/Colorado-Springs-4x4/ group and we only made it to the bottom of the first big hill (#4) till it was to deep and slick to make it any further with the group.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
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It was a super slick day out on the trail. Most of this trail is covered in shade so although the temperature was fairly warm, the snow from the recent storm hadn't really had a chance to melt. Our lockers were used a TON on the trail today and we even had to bust out the winches to remove a downed tree that was blocking part of the trail. We ran into one group that was coming back down as they had a vehicle that broke a driveshaft. Besides that, it was a pretty quiet day on the trail. We were able to complete the entire thing no problem even with the icy conditions.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
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We originally were going to hit this trail on Saturday but we decided to wait till Sunday since the weather would be a little nicer. I'm glad we did! It was nice and warm and sunny for most of the day. We had a pretty big group of people meet down at Home Depot. There were five Toyota's and two Jeeps. We had a slow start getting up to the trail as a few vehicles in the group were having some overheating issues heading up the dirt road getting to the trail head. There were quite a few people up there camping in various areas but we didn't come across anybody driving on the trail. The climb up the big hill went flawlessly. Even the open/open Jeep made it up with a little bit of pedal. Unfortunately it was still having some overheating issues. We had to stop every now and again to let it cool off. We cleaned up any fluid on the trail from the overheating. Luckily it's pretty much smooth sailing after the big hill. You can see how close you get to the trees in some areas! We did have to cut the trail short and we took the easier way route out at waypoint 10 after stopping for lunch there due to the mechanical issues. It was a fun day and it's a nice trail to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city for a while!

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
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Visited the trailhead of Eagle Rock (FS Road 370C) from the staging area at Gold Camp Road. We did some trail clean-up there, picking up lots of paper, cardboard, bottles, and cans. Same at the trailhead of Saran Wrap (FS Road 370D) in the Eagle Rock meadow, but much less debris there, likely due to Bighorn 4x4 Club having done a clean-up the weekend prior (June 11th). Proceeded to run Mount Baldy, FS Road 379, which I am happy to report is OPEN and clear of any remaining snow. The two photos show the point on Mount Baldy where Eagle Rock comes up from the rocky trail below.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Partially Open
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Visited Eagle Rock (FS 370C) today (May 28, 2016) after traveling Mount Baldy (FS 379) to update since being stopped by deep snow two weeks ago. Eagle Rock was partially covered in snow as well, and I decided to turn around after mile .7. Lauren is correct when she says there are many rocks to grab your differential. I pulled winch cable once, and used the farm jack a second time to extricate myself, all in less than a mile into the trail! When I reached a steep ascent with large boulders, I decided to turn around. Just at that moment, a well built Jeep proceeded past me, over the boulder, and up the hillclimb. I saw this Jeep again later in the day, but was unable to flag him down to inquire whether the trail is open and completely passible. I suspect that it is not, because earlier on Mount Baldy the deep snow prevented reaching the intersection of Mount Baldy and Eagle Rock.

Questions & Answers (1)

Q: Think a stock JKU can make it?
–Josh (11/23/2018)
–Tracy Barker (12/26/2018)

Writer Information

Lauren Martin

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Lauren Martin started offroading as a small child with her father in a 1996 Toyota Tacoma in the beautiful state of Colorado of which she now calls home. Like many, once they first made the trek to Moab, Utah, they were addicted. Still a lover of all things Toyota, especially Tacoma's, Lauren now has a Tacoma of her own that she enjoys on the trails of Colorado and makes the journey to Moab yearly. Rig: 1998 Toyota Tacoma 3.4L V6 TRD 33" BFG KM2s Siped, 16" TRD Ivan Stewart Wheels, ADS Racing Shocks 2.5" Extended Travel Coilovers with Reservoirs, Total Chaos Uniball Upper Control Arms, All-Pro 3" Rear Suspension Kit, Rear E-Locker, Tundra Brake Upgrade, Trail Gear Front Stinger Bumper and Sliders, CBI Offroad Rear Tube Bumper, Smittybilt XRC8 Winch, Skid Row Offroad Front and Transmission Skid Plates, Low Range Offroad E-Locker Guard, Rock Lights, Rigid DOT/SAE Fog Lights, CB/PA, Custom Satoshi Grille with 12" LED Light Bar
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