Mount Herman Road

4.3/5 (76 reviews)
Monument, Colorado (El Paso County)
Last Updated: 10/15/2022

Trail Information


Snow Wheeling
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 (76)
Rated 3/5
Visited: 03/24/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Easy drive, some nice views. Today we encountered a few icy spots and it started snowing in the afternoon - so there may be some snow on the road tomorrow
Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/04/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Not bad, I used it to get to Rampart Range then Balanced Rock
Rated 5/5
Visited: 02/27/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Easy drive. Snow/packed ice on shaded corners.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 01/28/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

First trail we did since moving to CO! Easy and fun! Even in the snow!
Official Crew
Rated 4/5
Visited: 01/27/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Took the kids out for a quick trail ride. Due to recent snow fall the majority of the trail is snow packed. The snow is still grippy but could be intimidating for a less experienced driver or someone with less capable tires. Passing oncoming traffic could definitely be an issue in some areas.

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