Independence Trail

5/5 (3 reviews)
Penrose, Colorado (Fremont County)
Last Updated: 01/16/2021

Trail Information


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.

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Trail Reviews

5/5 (3)
Official Crew
Rated 5/5
Visited: 01/16/2021

The trail has changed a lot at Bunker Hill. Some new boulders, some old boulders gone. Getting pretty beat up and well used out there. Trail was dry.
Official Crew
Visited: 08/14/2016

We hiked this section after doing Liberty Trail. It got some additional maintenance from the last time I saw it. Winch points were painted and I also noticed that one of the vertical rocks near the bottom of Bunker Hill is now pushed over so it's not quite a drop off of that anymore. The trail looks great otherwise!
Official Crew
Visited: 05/07/2016

All the trails in the area had a Trail Cleanup and Maintenance day put on by the trails adopters the Colorado Rock Hoppers. Trash was picked up, signs fixed, any stacked rocks on the obstacles were cleared, and winch points were painted so they are a bit more visible.

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