(El Paso County)
4.6 / 5 ( 5 reviews )
Near the end of Schubarth Road
in Pike National Forest, Hay Creek East offers some amazing scenery and fun driving. At Waypoint 2 you can drive up to the base of a very large boulder outcropping. This spot has panoramic views of the valley below. It's a great location for some cool selfies as long as you’re careful not to climb any rocks with a dangerous fall. The trail slopes downward for most of the way and winds through the evergreens and aspens.
The weather in this area can change quickly and in the winter a lot of snow can fall. Since this trail is open year-round it makes for some great snow-wheeling opportunities if you are brave enough. The off-camber sections and elevation changes make it slippery, but there are lots of trees that you can use for recovery. Add this to Hell Creek Road
and Hell Creek Spur Road
for a full day of wheeling any time of the year.
The trails in this portion of the Pike National Forest are also packed full of other recreation destinations Nearby is the Rampart Reservoir
. Built in the 1960s, the 13 billion gallon water source is a destination for fishermen, non-motorized watercraft, and those just looking to catch a little sun and sand in Colorado. Near that is the Farish Recreation Area
, a mountain resort reserved for military members and their families.
For individual use only, not to be shared.