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Friday, July 17, 2015

Rampart Reservoir Woodland Park, Colorado

The Rampart Reservoir is located in Woodland Park area; from Hwy 24 take Rampart Road by the McDonald's.  Colorado Springs Utilities owns this and charges 6 bucks per car entry.  There are very nice primitive campgrounds ( which were packed) and a huge choice of trails to hike.  You have a great view of Pike's Peak from this park.  A lot of people were fishing, kayaking, and just enjoying the day. A definite spot to visit!

We choose the lake loop trail for today.  It is a total of 14 miles.  It is an easy hike with amazing views and interesting rock features. 

The trail followed the edge of the lake and laced through the edge of a forest.

We saw some pretty flowers on our hike. Love this one with little pink polka dots.

We had a picnic on the rocks and were mesmerized by the view.

About a mile and a half into our hike; we saw storm clouds gathering above us...when thunder roars; head indoors.  We hated to head back. 

More summer flowers

The rock formations are all over the area

Walking back in the rain

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