- Northwest of Colorado Springs
- .8 mile roundtrip
- 1/2 hour
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 9200 feet
- Best in Summer
This is a short loop trail for the blind and those in wheelchairs. There is a day-use fee at Rampart Reservoir charged by the concessionaire.
This trail for the physically challenged was built by the Colorado Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc. and the Forest Service. It meanders through a sunny hillside. giant granite boulders surrounded by aspens, a creek, and a cool, wet fir and spruce forest. Information signs are printed in Braille as well as English.
From Colorado Springs take HWY 24 west to Woodland Park and turn right at the McDonald's on Baldwin St. This street eventually turns into Rampart Range Road after passing the Woodland Park High School and Middle Schools or you may access Rampart Range Road through the Garden of the Gods. After going past "Balanced Rock", a sign on the left will indicate the Rampart Range Road. This route should only be chosen if you have an extra hour of driving time and have a 4x4 vehicle. It is a scenic route but the road is in poor condition.