Dome Rock Trail

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5 miles
Single Track loop
Vertical Gain:
900 ft

Topographical Map:

Elevation Profile:

From Divide Colorado take Highway 67 South for 5 3/4 miles to the Fourmile road turn off. Veer right onto Fourmile road. You should pass a fish hatchery on your left. Follow this road for 2 miles until you see a Division of Wildlife sign on the right that says Dome Rock. Go through this gate, down the hill and around to the right for the trailhead parking lot. The parking lot is very clearly marked with several information signs and a water pump. (Lat:38.8396 Lon:-105.1742)

Along the way you'll see an old collapsed mine, the remains of Jackrabbit Lodge, and cross a rushing stream 7 times. The trail is easy to see and simple to follow. One note though, it is not necessary to cross the stream other than using the bridge at the trailhead. From then on you can stay on a foot path on the North side of the stream whenever the old road crosses over to the south side. Several of the crossings cannot be made without getting wet so these foot paths are very nice. Upon reaching the Jackrabbit Lodge (just some foundation rocks and fireplace remain) from December first through July fifteenth this is your stopping point. Beyond this point is off limits during the lambing season of the Bighorn Sheep.
trailhead photo
The trailhead at Dome Rock is well labeled and provides you with all the information you will need for hiking the many trails in the area.

on the trail
The trail follows an old stage road as it heads West.

jackrabbit lodget
The remains of the old Jackrabbit Lodge mark the end of the road during the seasonal closure of the rest of the trail. This area is a sanctuary for bighorn sheep and during the lambing season access is prohibited.

If you are hiking during the time of the year that you may continue on you will eventually come across several beaver ponds.
Dome Rock
Near the end of the trail Dome Rock comes into view. It bears its name well and stands tall above the valley below.

Dome Rock trail view of Pikes Peak
As you return to the trailhead you have a long uphill trek ahead of you, however Pikes Peak will make the views along the way quite beautiful.

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