Pikes Peak, CO

Rampart Range Road - Colorado Springs Area

Scenic Drive From Woodland Park to Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs - May 5, 2004

Pikes Peak, CO
Rampart Range Road

UPDATE: This is one of many areas that is being threatened by the Waldo Canyon Fire of 2012.

Rampart Range Road is an enjoyable and scenic drive in the Pikes Peak region.

Directions: At the Woodland Park, CO McDonald's, go north on Baldwin. Take that road all the way out of town, and follow the signs to Rampart Range Reservoir. At the Reservoir turnoff (see sign), turn right. This will take you all the way into Garden of the Gods. Below are my photos ...

Pikes Peak Nice photo of Pikes Peak.
Pikes Peak Pikes Peak Early on, it was one beautiful view of Pikes Peak after another.
Rampart Range Road
The Overlook

By far, the most scenic lookout is a mile or two south of Eagle Lake.

Colorado Mountains
Looking towards the southeast. In the bottom photo, that's Manitou Springs at the base and the gray highway is U.S. Highway 24.
Pikes Peak The grand view of Pikes Peak.
Ute Pass Area Looking southwest toward Green Mountain Falls and Ute Pass.
Cedar Heights Homes Downward I continued ...
Williams Canyon, CO ...I came to the beginning of Williams Canyon, with nice views as it leads into Manitou Springs.
Cameron Cone
Pikes Peak
TOP: Cameron Cone and Almagre Mountain, with Mount Manitou in the bottom right.
BOTTOM: Another shot of Pikes Peak.

I had a good view of Queens Canyon to the north, including the Scar.
Shooting Range I reached the public shooting range. Years later, this area would be closed.
Part of the problem was the disgraceful mess people were making.
Shooting Range The shooters did have a nice view of Pikes Peak though. :)
Cedar Heights Colorado Springs The road rides above Cedar Heights, a community on a hillside above Garden of the Gods and Manitou Springs.
Rampart Range Road
Garden of the Gods
The terrain turns orange as you enter Garden of the Gods.
Garden of the Gods
Garden of the Gods
Garden of the Gods, CO
Garden of the Gods
You gotta love those orange rock structures!

Rampart Range Road At the end. You can take this road from Garden of the Gods and drive up, or go the route I went.

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