|Typically Open:||Year Round|
|Permit Information:||Permit Required - Click Here|
|Highest Elevation:||5861 feet|
|Duration:||About 1 hour|
|Shape of Trail:||Other Shapes|
|Best Direction to Travel:||West|
|Nearest Town w/ Services:||Penrose|
|Official Road Name:||6102B|
|Management Agency:||Bureau of Land Management|
|District:||Royal Gorge Field Office|
Part of one of the toughest rock crawling trail systems in the state. It's short, but breaking and body damage is likely. The trail runs through a skinny canyon filled with lots of rocks and boulders. The obstacle this trail is known for is Bunker Hill which consists of two parts; The Waterfall and a section of large boulders and drops where it's not uncommon for a vehicle to flop. The great thing about this trail is even if you don't have a vehicle to run it in, since it is so short, it's a very easy hike and entertaining to watch others attempt it.
(#1) This is the main parking area. Here you will find some restrooms and a trail information board. There is plenty of space here for trailer parking. (#2) Just past the restrooms and gate you will find this fork in the road with a sign pointing toward the trail head to the left. There is also an additional area for trailer parking. (#3) Trail information sign at the trail head. The road to the left will take you to the first Independence obstacle. The right road takes you to Patriot Trail.
Starting Point: Colorado Springs, Colorado