Rampart Ridge SE Peak after hours
Due to road erosion from last winter, we had to park about a quarter mile from the Rocky Run trail head (which is at the northern-most point on Road #136). Rampart Ridge SE Peak is clearly visible from here. The road is still passable all the way to the trail head for reasonably high-clearance vehicles, there was a Subaru Outback parked at the trail head.
We hiked up the trail toward Lake Lillian. Just before reaching Lake Lillian, we took the right fork in the trail. The right fork climbs a short distance then contours around the east side of the lake. We left the trail where it starts contouring and ascended the ridge that runs SE to the 5,606' summit of Rampart Ridge. This route is class 2, it is mostly steep meadow and heather with very little brush.
approx. 1,985 feet
2 hours 49 minutes
45 minutes ascending from near the Rocky Run Trailhead to where we left the trail above Lake Lillian
31 minutes ascending from where we left the trail above Lake Lillian to summit of Rampart Ridge SE Peak
26 minutes descending from summit of Rampart Ridge SE Peak to where we left the trail above Lake Lillian
54 minutes descending from where we left the trail above Lake Lillian to near the Rocky Run Trailhead
58 minutes driving back from near the Rocky Run Trailhead to High Point exit (exit 20)
Hibox Peak from Rampart Ridge SE Peak
Rampart Ridge SE Peak
Descending meadow beneath the summit of Rampart Ridge SE Peak
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