Mount Herman Road

4.3/5 (67 reviews)
Monument, Colorado (El Paso County)
Last Updated: 10/15/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

Mount Herman Road provides direct access to Rampart Range Road from the I-25 corridor. It climbs through the forest amid enormous boulders and precipitous hillsides. There are spectacular views of Pikes Peak as well as the valley below. Spend some time at one of the numerous view areas, or hike among the curious rock formations.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Mt Herman Road is a quick access road to the Rampart Range. It can be driven in either direction and is suitable for stock 4x4 vehicles. In fact, you will see an equal number of passenger cars as Jeeps/trucks/SUVs. It is generally maintained but does experience ruts and wash-outs during the year. From the trailhead, Mt. Herman Road climbs steadily for approximately 11 miles. The road is narrow at some points and contains numerous blind curves, so use caution when rounding a corner. In most places, the road is sufficiently wide to allow opposing traffic to pass.
Numerous blind curves so use caution when approaching!

Trail Reviews

4.3/5 (67 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 12/04/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Fun dirt road with amazing views. Some patches of ice at the time of this review.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/29/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

I connected this trail with Rampart Range for a fun family drive with amazing views. There were some dispersed camping on Mount Herman Road, but nowhere near the amount you’ll find on Rampart Range. There was snow on the ground during my visit, which added a little more fun factor to the journey.
Trail Review: Mount Herman Road - Tim N.
Trail Review: Mount Herman Road - Tim N.
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JD Marshall
Official Crew
108300
Status: Open
Visited: 10/15/2022

Fall colors are pretty much done this year.
Trail Review: Mount Herman Road - JD Marshall
Trail Review: Mount Herman Road - JD Marshall
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JD Marshall
Official Crew
108300
Status: Open
Visited: 10/02/2022

I was in the area patrolling trails for updates and used this to get back and forth from Rampart today. Always some pretty views coming down.
Trail Review: Mount Herman Road - JD Marshall
Trail Review: Mount Herman Road - JD Marshall
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PBenn
2300
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/01/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Decided to do a day of exploring in my backyard so to speak. Started at bottom of Mount Herman road and worked my way up Rampart Range Road. It was a nice day and the weather was pleasant. It was not a difficult trail, but I do think that it being a shelf road almost the entire length it should be included in the Concern list for those who are not comfortable with them. It is a bit narrow in some spots.

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