Gove Creek - Rampart Range FS Road 327

4.2/5 (6 reviews)
Woodland Park, Colorado (Douglas County)
Last Updated: 07/05/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

The Rampart Range area offers year round adventure for those who visit. In the summer months, wildflowers abound with many areas to camp and get away from civilization are available without having to travel hours outside of Colorado Springs. Autumn offers beautiful views of the color changing aspens and in the Winter months, permits are available through the Forest Service for families to harvest their own Christmas trees. Gove Creek is unique in that it is very secluded being as far north as it sits on Rampart Range Road. The summer traffic is much lighter in this area. In addition the northern end of the Rampart Range is unique in that there is many areas of breathtaking exposed granite giving the scenery a somewhat Yosemite National Park feel to it.

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Trail Reviews

4.2/5 (6 reviews)
Tracy Barker
Official Crew
28100
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/05/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

The road is rougher than the last time I drove it; near WP 5 (pond) there are ruts and exposed rocks that will grab your axle/differential if you don't pick a good line. The campsite at the top is in good shape (clear of deadfall and very little trash). Overall, with recent afternoon rains, this area is much more lush and green.
Trail Review: Gove Creek - Rampart Range FS Road 327 - Tracy Barker
Trail Review: Gove Creek - Rampart Range FS Road 327 - Tracy Barker
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Joel
100
Status: Not Reported
Rated 4/5
Visited: 04/02/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Fair amount of snow on the trail still. Would recommend very good mud/snow tires to do the entire trail. Because of the snow, steering out of the ruts was not possible, and pin striping was common.
Trail Review: Gove Creek - Rampart Range FS Road 327 - Joel
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 09/20/2020

Nice trail. Some ruts but fairly easy with good clearance. Camped at the site described at waypoint 3. Great spot but SO much broken glass. People need to get theIr sh*t together. We did our best to clean up.
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 06/05/2020

Great trail for a stock subaru or taller. Ran the whole thing with Illinois gulch.
Tracy Barker
Official Crew
28100
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 12/15/2019

Drove FS Road 327 as part of our club's support to the Pikes Peak Ranger District (USFS) and their annual Christmas tree cutting program. The road is open and snowy; there are some off-camber spots within curves where the snow is icy/slick, but overall relatively easy. This is one of my favorite snow-run trails on Rampart Range. Remember, don't go alone....go with a buddy or two, and be prepared for the possibility of slipping off the road and getting stuck.
Trail Review: Gove Creek - Rampart Range FS Road 327 - Tracy Barker

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