Day Two: Rampart
39 miles plus 12 miles ride downhill back to start line, 5500 feet of elevation
Day two will start at the Garden of the Gods Trading Post and head up one of the area's most popular dirt climbs, Rampart Range Road. This will be the least technical day of the week as riders head up Rampart Range, take a right down Rainbow Gulch and follow the Rampart Reservoir singletrack counter-clockwise around the lake. Beautiful views of Pikes Peak over the fall colors of the aspens around Rampart Reservoir will make for an amazing autumn ride. The riders will cross the dam on the east side of the lake and continue on the singletrack on the north side before climbing back to Rampart Range Road and heading back to Colorado Springs. Timing ends at the overlook (around mile 39) and riders will coast back down Rampart Range (with amazing views of the Garden of the Gods) to the start line.
Courtesy of Founding Partner, Circa Real Estate Group
The first in a 4-part series of in-depth course previews from Circa Real Estate Group, this short video takes us up Rampart Range to get a feel for Day 2. If you really want to experience the Rampart Stage, go to Circa's site for the full version!