Ice Cave Road

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4.4/5 (40 reviews)
Monument, Colorado (ElPaso County)
Last Updated: 07/05/2022
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Ice Cave Road is another fun off-road trail that's close to Colorado Springs and easily accessible to those in Denver and other points along the front range. Comparable trails within the Rampart Range can provide a challenge to vehicles that are a little more than stock, but still offer fun routes for the more built rigs.

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4.4/5 (40)
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/15/2023

Always a great trail in the snow.
Trail Review: Ice Cave Road - Stephen
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/23/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This trail has seen significant change due to all the rain. Between waypoints 8 and 9 the rutting and washouts are the most severe. A lower clearance vehicle may have issues with these washouts. The views from waypoints 5 and 6 are impressive. At waypoints 4 and 9 there are signs that say “do not doze” there are also quite a few painted arrows along the trail where I imagine the forest service might begin roadwork soon. This trail could see some significant change that may make it easier.
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 08/06/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Rating this trail as easier, I say it is a strong 2/10. An AWD crossover could complete this trail so long as the driver is comfortable with washouts. No significant obstacles. Primary obstacles are some washouts. Great views and quite a few camping options varying from protected to exposed.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/05/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Went in a stock Tacoma with a buddy who is lifted 2” and on 33s in his Tacoma. There were 2 places which I think warrant a higher difficulty rating on this trail. One section before the shelf road my buddy went in too confident and drug his bumper. I picked my line and still ended up dragging. After the shelf road on the steep section I ended up needing my locker when we got stuck in some loose gravel in a washed out part of the trail. Really fun trail but definitely harder than anticipated.
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/24/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Fun trail but the rating is pretty far off. It is easy 98% of the time. There are about five deep ruts from washout, and two of these require high clearance.

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