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Friday, July 17, 2015

Road Trip - Rampart Range Road - From Garden of Gods (Colorado Springs) to Rampart Reservoir (Woodland Park)

We decided to go up the back way to Rampart Reservoir.  We headed out from Garden of the Gods by the Balanced Rocks and took Rampart Road ( Rd 300), built by the CCC.  A gravel road but fairly well maintained and wide enough.

You go up by the Waldo Canyon Burn Scar; the Waldo Canyon had a huge fire three years ago.  The aspens are regrowing pretty good.

We got some great hold-onto-your-seat kinda views while praying another vehicle wasn't coming around the corner :)


Pike's Peak in the distance.




Great views of Colorado Springs from up here.


Looking out towards Manitou Springs.


A lot of wildflowers were flourishing in the burn scar area.


A view of the road we came up on.


Yep, Pike's Peak again!


2 comments:

  1. Nice views. The one of the road and the curve made me grit my teeth.

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  2. Nice views. The one of the road and the curve made me grit my teeth.

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