Schubarth Trail

Woodland Park, Colorado (El Paso County)

Last Updated: 03/21/2021
4.5 / 5 ( 17 reviews )
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Status:
Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 7.8 miles
Highest Elevation: 9461 feet
Duration: About 2 hours
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Woodland Park
Nearest Town w/ Services: Woodland Park
Official Road Name: 307
Management Agency: Pike National Forest
District: Pike's Peak Ranger District

Highlights

Highlight: Schubarth Trail
Located minutes from Woodland Park, CO, Schubarth Road is a popular destination for wheelers on the Front Range. New and seasoned drivers will appreciate the undulating roadway and occasional sections of embedded rock to keep things interesting. The large sections of aspen trees with some huge boulders and evergreens make for unique leaf-peeping in the fall. Early in the trail, these trees give way to open fields that offer spectacular, and unobstructed, views of Pikes Peak. You’ll find tons of camping options on Schubarth and the connecting trails but this portion of the Pike National Forest is also packed full of recreation destinations and nearby is the Rampart Reservoir. Built-in the 1960’s, the 13 billion gallon water source is a destination for fishermen, non-motorized watercraft, and those just looking for a beach in Colorado. Near that is the Farish Recreation Center, a mountain resort accessible to military members and their families. Schubarth Road is open year-round and can make for fun and challenging snow wheeling. Off-camber sections will keep you sliding around and recovery gear is a must. This trail can be combined with Hell Creek Road, Hell Creek Spur Road, Hay Creek East Road, and Roll Over Road to make for a full day of wheeling. No matter what time a year, don't miss this well known Colorado classic.

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Waypoints

1. Rampart Range Road - Trailhead (0 mi)
The trailhead is located on the southeast side of this large intersection.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Woodland Park, CO

Head northwest on US-24 W toward E Sheridan Ave. Turn right onto South Baldwin Street and follow for 0.5 miles. The road will become Co Rd 22/Rampart Range Rd Continue for 2.4 miles. Turn right onto Loy Creek Road and follow for 2.5 miles to the four-way intersection. Schubarth is on the opposite side of the road at that intersection.

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Dispersed

Land Use Issues

This area is part of Pike-San Isabel National Forest, and as such is part of the 2011 Lawsuit where a coalition of conservation and recreation groups are suing the U.S. Forest Service over what they say is the illegal addition of 500 miles of motorized roads and trails. A settlement was reached in late 2015 that is requiring the U.S. Forest Service to re-evaluate the roads and create a new travel management plan. Over the next year, 30 roads will be partially or completely closed while this evaluation takes place over the next 5 years. It is imperative that the OHV community lets their voices be heard on this issue. If we do nothing, those 500 miles will be shut down. Contact the local ranger districts and let them know why the area is important to you and the history you have there. Media Coverage

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JD Marshall

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Jen & JD moved to Colorado from Chicago in May of 2015 for work and brought with them a 2001 stock Jeep Wrangler that had been garage bound for two years. Within a month of arrival, all rusty 170,000 miles of it was shaking on Colorado trails and they've never stopped. As time as gone on, their 2001 TJ had to be traded and a 2015 Jeep JK has been added to the family. JD works as a Systems Engineer for a cable company and Jen runs a business from their home during the week to pay the bills. When the weekend hits, they're almost always hitting the trail. When Sunday night rolls around, the question turns to, 'so what's next week?!'.
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