Saran Wrap

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4.6/5 (21 reviews)
Colorado Springs, Colorado (Teller County)
Last Updated: 10/16/2023
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Saran Wrap (FS 370D) is a 4WD trail located within the Pike National Forest approximately 15 miles southwest of Colorado Springs. The Pike National Forest contains a myriad of trails which provide a broad spectrum of outdoor recreational opportunities. The area is popular among OHV users, mountain bikers, hikers, and equestrians. The trail network includes mild trails suitable for stock vehicles (it is not uncommon to see ordinary passenger sedans and minivans on some trails) in addition to genuine 4WD tracks such as Mount Baldy (FS 379), Eagle Rock (FS 370C), and Saran Wrap (FS 370D) that traverse higher elevations and contain noteworthy obstacles. Accessibility and panoramic mountain views are the greatest attractions to this area.

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Saran Wrap is a short, obstacle-filled loop connecting Gold Camp Road (FS 370) and Eagle Rock (FS 370C). It can be traversed in either direction—east to west, or west to east. Both trailheads are marked with signs indicating FS 370D. The eastern trailhead is easily identifiable in the first meadow segment of Eagle Rock (FS 370C). The western trailhead is located on a wide, sweeping curve of Gold Camp Road. Saran Wrap is a serious four-wheel drive trail. It contains numerous rock and rut obstacles and their difficulty is compounded by camber or steep grade. The westerly segment has several narrow spots between trees and boulders with potential to scrape rockers or snag a roof rack. Stock 4x4 vehicles beware, as armor, high clearance, and flexible suspension is strongly recommended on this four-wheel drive trail.

Trail Reviews

4.6/5 (21)
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/11/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

What a fun short trail. I think the rating is reasonable maybe a touch harder than described. The spur trail 370DA is certainly harder and would merit a higher rating. I started up it but got myself all hung up on a boulder. Saran Wrap itself is a super fun trail with just the right amount of challenge in my opinion. I do think having a decent suspension lift that flexes a lot helps and lockers made it fairly easy as I wasn’t spinning with tires in the air. It’s really easy to lift a tire or two on this trial. The v notch was a lot of fun. Tire placement and picking a good line makes a big difference on this trail. I ran it with lockers front and rear in an xj on 33” tires with no issues. Definitely not for stock vehicles or anyone worried about their paint.
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 10/15/2023

I wanted to provide an update on Saran Wrap because it obviously has changed, and yes the three primary obstacles have become much more difficult! However, not surprisingly, there are user-created bypasses adjacent to them (except the rutted hill on/near the west side of the trail). The V Notch is truly extreme--it's literally an 8-foot deep trench with a 5-foot near-vertical exit. 200 yards west (as the crow flies) is an exposed boulder which is 22" minimum height and 31" maximum height with its vertical face downhill. The rutted hill still has two options, the outer "loop" is alternating bumps (left-right-left) and deep "potholes" caused by tire spin and soil erosion. The inner "loop" is shorter, and more direct uphill, but has a 24" deep but relatively narrow rut perpendicular to the climb. When I complete a re-write on this guide, I think the difficulty rating will be 5-7, meaning 5 if you take the bypasses, 7 if you do not. My minimum vehicle recommendation is lift, lockers, skids and sliders, and 35" tires.
Trail Review: Saran Wrap - Tracy Barker
Trail Review: Saran Wrap - Tracy Barker
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Visited: 07/28/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Super fun short trail. The V-notch is super deep and rutted out. I think it is slightly more difficult than current trail rating. Probably closer to a 6 and leaning 7 in a couple of the harder lines.
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/10/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Minus the one V-Notch, there really is not much to this trail. If you miss the turn to the left right after the V-Notch you've gone too far and will be on the spur. Now... the spur, that is def a tougher portion. We went about 3/4 of the way up the spur before turning around. If you do the V-Notch and then start more difficult trail, you've gone too far. The turn is immediately after you come out of the notch.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/09/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Had an absolute blast on Saran Wrap. Lots of uneven small v notches to test out your vehicles articulation. We ran the entire trail in just over an hour or so. Good Warm up before tackling Eagle Rock which shares the same trailhead. The trail is mainly loose gravel/dirt.
Trail Review: Saran Wrap - Garrett - Chasing Dreams Living Life

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