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Rainbow Gulch Trail #714

Easy/Intermediate
 4.7 (9)

A gentle trail down through aspen and pine forests leads to Rampart Reservoir.


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1.5

Miles

2.4

KM

96%

Runnable

9,289' 2,831 m

High

9,022' 2,750 m

Low

6' 2 m

Up

273' 83 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Fishing · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail makes a great family run and is one of the best places to see aspens in the fall. It's a wide dirt trail that gradually descends to Rampart Reservoir where you can continue on the Rampart Reservoir Trail #700 as far as desired. There are a couple of side paths (likely social trails), but they all lead back to the main trail. It is a mountain bike friendly trail, so keep an eye out for bikers.

Flora & Fauna

Aspen and evergreens are abundant in this area.

Contacts

Shared By:

Joshua Begin with improvements by K Keiter

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  4.7 from 9 votes

#783

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  4.7 from 9 votes
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#783

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The trail follows a stream for about halfway.
Sep 30, 2017 near Cascade…, CO
Creek running into the reservoir.
Jul 1, 2019 near Cascade…, CO
This was the Reservoir. People were kayaking in the Reservoir.
Oct 3, 2020 near Cascade…, CO
This was the waterfall. It had a beautiful sound.
Oct 3, 2020 near Cascade…, CO
This is the bridge. I think it is at 0.7 miles on the trail.
Oct 3, 2020 near Cascade…, CO
Plenty of fall colors on this trail.
Sep 30, 2017 near Cascade…, CO

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