Patriot Trail

5/5 (6 reviews)
Penrose, Colorado (Fremont County)
Last Updated: 01/16/2021
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Trail Information

Highlights

Only 0.12 miles long, but can take you anywhere from a few hours to a whole day to complete. Patriot Trail is the most difficult rock crawling trail of the Penrose Trail System and known as one of the toughest in the state. It runs through a small canyon filled with large boulders and ledges from start to finish. Rolling, body damage, and breaking is likely. This is also a great trail to hike on and watch others attempt the obstacles.

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Trail Reviews

5/5 (6 reviews)
Ryan Boudreau
Official Crew
76550
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 01/16/2021

Good day with no carnage. The trail is dry. As stated in the previous review, Coffin rock is really filled in and it's not really an issue anymore. The exit wall is getting bigger as rock chunks from the top keep breaking off.
Trail Review: Patriot Trail - Ryan Boudreau
Trail Review: Patriot Trail - Ryan Boudreau
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Lauren Martin
Official Crew
3650
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/23/2020

The weather was great and there were a lot of people in the area due to the holiday weekend. There were quite a few rigs on the trail. Most of them dropped into Independence Trail and continued out Patriot. Broken u-joints, one winch attempted to pull out from the bumper, broken transmission, and many close roll overs. Coffin Rock has been filled in with other boulders quite a bit since I had last seen it. Conditions were very dry and lots of rocks are dig out making things more difficult.
Trail Review: Patriot Trail - Lauren Martin
Trail Review: Patriot Trail - Lauren Martin
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Lauren Martin
Official Crew
3650
Status: Open
Visited: 03/04/2018

We decided to head down to Penrose Commons to see if the gates were currently open. It was a pretty sunny day but did get a bit chilly when the wind picked up. The area was pretty quiet with only a few car trailers and some ATV trailers parked at the entrance. We headed to the exit of Patriot where we found a few rigs that had just completed the trail. Two of them decided to drop in the exit and then turn around and come back out. Both of them easily made it out. Conditions were dry.
Lauren Martin
Official Crew
3650
Status: Open
Visited: 02/19/2017

We decided to see if anyone was down on the trails today. There was a lot of ATV and UTV activity around the Penrose Commons. We did find two vehicles attempting to come up Patriot. The weather was very mild so it was a great day to be outside. One of the rigs did break an axle before we got there so they had to winch up most of the obstacles. The trail was in pretty good condition. One change that we noticed is that there is a large boulder that is trying to fall to the right side of Coffin Rock. Right now it's in an odd spot to where it moves and you're almost forced to put a tire on it. I foresee it eventually falling into the crevice. We also noticed that the exit is getting quite dug out which is making it even more challenging. Both rigs made it out fine!
Trail Review: Patriot Trail - Lauren Martin
Trail Review: Patriot Trail - Lauren Martin
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Lauren Martin
Official Crew
3650
Status: Open
Visited: 08/14/2016

This trail got some additional maintenance as well. Winch points are painted and a lot of the rocks were unstacked around Coffin Rock returning it back to it's harder difficulty level.

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