CONTACT INFO: Chuck, [masked]
MEETING Time: Rainbow Falls Trailhead 0930
RIDE TIME(S): Start at 0945, 10am latest if someone calls and is running late. Ride is 65 miles and takes approx. 6-7 hours with trail stops and a 1 hour lunch stop at Sprucewood Inn.
MAPS: From Colorado Springs, go west on Hwy 24 into Woodland Park, turn north on Hwy 67, go approx. 9 miles, large wooden sign with big trout picture is on the right, trail head is on the right after coming into park area.
DIFFICULTY: This is MY Opinion as the organizer:
The 65 loop thru and north or Rainbow Falls is a mix of ATV trails and 4 Wheel Drive trails. I would rate the trails as moderate to easy. Some of the ATV trails have high banks and RZR riders might find it difficult to angle their RZRs without hitting their roofs on an occasional tree. I have ridden this ride several times with RZR riders and they have done fine, just wanted to put out the caution.
4 Wheel Drive Trails – EASY
Grades of less than 10%
Relatively smooth surface
Most rocks less than 8” in diameter
Stream crossings, if any, are typically less than 12 inches deep
ATV trails MODERATE
Pitches of grades up to 30%
Grades generally 10-15%
Surface relatively rough
Most rocks are less than 15” in diameter
Stream crossings, if any, are typically less than 18” deep
I average 10-15 MPH on ATV trails and 20-30 MPH on the easy open 4 Wheel Drive trails. If we average 10-12 MPH over the 65 miles we will fine.
Routes restricted to 50 inches as we are going on ATV trails.
If you want to camp the night before there is off trail camping, Dry Camping Only, first come bases