Trailhead / Access
The Schubarth Trail is a jeep trail just north of Rampart Reservoir. The trail starts where Loy Creek Road enters the AFA Recreation Area. The road turns into the Schubarth Trail. The Trail continues eastward, getting narrow at the point it enters the Pike National Forest. It is more a dirt jeep trail than a true trail. After crossing the cattle guard, it narrows to about a single track jeep road. At this point, some vehicles might have problems with the trail. At this point, the trail/road enters the trees and though it is pretty good, a lot of guide books suggest parking and proceeding on foot as I did.
To get to the trail, take US24 out of Colorado Springs, west to Woodland Park. At Baldwin Road (McDonalds) turn right and proceed three miles to Loy Creek Road. The road forks here and the right fork is Loy Creek. Proceed on this road past Rampart Range Road (access to Rampart Reservoir). It is a little confusing in that there are no trespassing signs all over the place. The road is public access but the property to either side is private until you get to the national forest which is about 2 miles or so.
The Schubarth Trail is as I have stated a jeep trail that runs along the area north of Rampart Reservoir. It is narrow and twists around a lot. It ends at a point close to Front Range Ridge and Stanley Canyon area which is about 5 miles from the cattle guard crossing. I have not followed the main trail to the end yet. That will be another day. There is a trail that takes off to the right about 1/4 mile from the cattle guard. This is the trail that I followed for this session. There is an open area where parking was easy and it looked like someone had had a campfire here in the past.