Long Hollow Road

Westcreek, Colorado (Douglas County)

Last Updated: 05/17/2020
4.1 / 5 ( 7 reviews )
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Status: Open
Typically Open: 05/01 - 11/30
Length: 9.8 miles
Highest Elevation: 8856 feet
Duration: About 1 hour
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Westcreek
Nearest Town w/ Services: Woodland Park
Official Road Name: 348
Management Agency: United States Forest Service
District: Pikes Peak Ranger District
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Highlights

Highlight: Long Hollow Road
Long Hollow Road is a winding switchback graded dirt road that connects HWY 67 and Rampart Range Road. Many sections are very scenic, and there’s a lake with a picnic ground towards the upper part. It also serves as a connector for many other fun trails that intersect along the way. It is an easy trail with only a few minor bumpy sections. There are only a few sections that are very brief that are narrow enough for only one vehicle to pass. Intersections can cause some confusion, but the road is very well marked, and you just need to look for the next 348 sign. The route is suitable for all vehicles in fair weather, but bring 4WD for rain or snow. There can be frequent and fast moving traffic on this road so be on the lookout at all times going around corners. There are large campgrounds along the way suitable for large groups. A gate closes this trail off seasonally depending on conditions, but it is usually open up to the first gate that allows access from the west side to more of the other trails that are open year round.

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Waypoints

1. Trail Starts at Rampart Range Road (0 mi)
The start of the trail on the east side is very well marked. Look for the large sign with multiple destinations, and the FS348 sign.

Directions to Trailhead

Trailhead Coordinates: 39.219137, -105.064531
From Rampart Range Road: The trailhead is just north of the turn off from Dakan Road, look for a sign and the marker for FS 348 about 16.1 miles south from the Northern intersection of Hwy 67 and Rampart Range Road. From HWY 67 in Woodland Park: The trailhead is about 10.8 miles north of the intersection of 24 and HWY 67. Make a right on Rainbow Falls Road at the sign for Rainbow Falls Park, and then continue to the parking lot on the right onto FS348.

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Trail Reviews (18)

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Great place to get some late season colors, nice little Aspen groves here or there. Fun sections but nothing at all challenging - easily completed in 2017 Stock Renegade Trailhawk.

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Fun little trail, nothing challenging and could easily complete in a "lower" clearance vehicle. Good trail for doing some forest driving. Connected from Daken road to Missouri.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
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Long Hollow is Open and in great shape! Watch for traffic and be safe.

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Status: Open
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Very easy trail doable by any stock vehicle. We stopped at a little pond for lunch and then hiked to the nearby mine.

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Author: Official Crew
Status: Seasonal Closure
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Under mud closure until 5/31/2019 https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd611536.pdf

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Status: Partially Open
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Drove Long Hollow along with the surrounding roads today and found most were 90% dry. Few patches of thin snow/ice. Very busy today as well. Looks like Long Hollow is currently closed through May on the north section near Rampart Range Road.

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Status: Open
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Nice little connector trail. No snow or ice found today.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Partially Open
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Please be advised that this trail may be closed at the Rampart Range (FS 300) end of the trail. There was a Police incident there on 07/02 and the area has been closed off for at least 48 hours while investigators work through the scene. The Forest Service does not have a good beat on the trails involved, just that this area is on lockdown and be aware that the trails in the area may be inaccessible from Rampart.

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First time taking Long Hollow - lots of fun! After Dakan Road continued on to Long Hollow so took it East to West and ending at Rainbow Lakes parking lot. Justin wasn't kidding that from the closure gate to Rampart Range road it's definitely in better shape. From the closure gate to Rainbow Lakes (East to West) it was definitely rougher, rocky (big and small) and banked and rutted corners. It was fun but totally agree that it's not for passenger cars still (even though I saw some cars attempting it :P).

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
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Long hollow road is in great shape from the closure gate to Rampart range road. It's pretty rough for what it normally is from the gate to Rainbow Lakes. It's a nice ride, but I would not recommend it for passenger cars until they do some work on it.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
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All trails in the Rampart Range area have been opened for the season per an announcement from the Forest Service. The season's light snow has allowed for a short mud season and they have opened things early.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
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We took this from Fern Creek to Missouri Gulch and it was normal. There were no changes that we saw to report.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Not Reported
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Nice pass through on the way to some other places. Very little traffic, and great conditions.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
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Ran all the way through. Nothing new to report but the trail is in decent shape after the winter runoff.

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Status: Open
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Went through part of Long Hollow on the way to Missouri and Illinois Gulches. The trail is in good shape and just a little icy in places.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Not Reported
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Trail is open as of 5/20/2016 and already seeing plenty of use the first weekend. Conditions are great, no winter deterioration. Enjoy

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Status: Not Reported
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Justin Daniels

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Justin is a lifelong learner with passions in many areas ranging from technology to music to the outdoors. Being a certified full cave diver, his search for adventure and exploration and knowledge fuels his drive to push his personal limits. Having lived in Colorado since 1997, it is surprising to some that he is new to off-roading. He drives a lightly built up 2012 FJ Cruiser and enjoys that his FJ can bring him to many of the places in the beautiful state of Colorado that he could not otherwise see.
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