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Old 05-15-2015, 04:34 AM   #1
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I'm looking for an area of deep sand near Parker or Boulder, CO. I want to practice riding in deep sand near home, so I don't have so far to limp after a face plant. It'd be good if there were no rocks or stumps embedded in the sand, since I will likely sift it through my teeth.

I live near Parker, my buddy near Boulder, so pretty much Rampart to Longmont will work out great for one of us.

I've tried looking up maps of Rampart, and can't find a useful one. I have Garmin GPSs.
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Old 05-15-2015, 05:02 AM   #2
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You can buy maps of rampart at many local m/c shops, Performance cycle, and also the gas station in Sedalia, the Jerre Mart.

I don't know of anyone who has gps maps of rampart though.
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Old 05-15-2015, 05:20 AM   #3
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Thanks, MM.

Do you know of any deep sandy areas in Rampart?
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Old 05-15-2015, 05:24 AM   #4
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Thanks, MM.

Do you know of any deep sandy areas in Rampart?
Nah, rampart's pretty much dirt and tree roots. You might find some sandy parts on 717 down near Westcliffe but I don't think it'll be as sandy as you'd want it to be.
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Old 05-15-2015, 06:48 AM   #5
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There is a sandy road that heads between CO105 (plumb creek) and constitution road (south of the tomah road) - easiest to find heading toward CO105 from constitution road. comes out near perrry park. Sand can be thick on this road (4 to 8-inches) and it can be rutted and ponded as well. It would suit your need well.

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Old 05-15-2015, 07:18 AM   #6
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Walden dunes...

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Old 05-15-2015, 09:44 AM   #7
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Plenty of deep sand on several of the trail loops at 4 mile, might be too long a drive for what you want but I've found that area to be absolutely perfect for burying dirt bikes. Plus, the stretches of sand are quite long (couple miles of continuous deep sand, so you can practice staying on the gas as you ride through it. Pretty clear of trees and boulders too, attractive if you count on going down at speed. FWIW, I've noticed the sand there seems to be softer (deeper) than most other areas I've taken dirt naps.
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Old 05-15-2015, 09:59 AM   #8
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What kind of a bike are you on? There is a sand track in Keenesburg. This is good for dirt bikes. It won't be good if you are 600CC+. It will swallow a big bike. But on the other hand if you do have a big machine, then Walden will be your best bet.
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:12 AM   #9
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I got into some sand out in the Buff Creek area last summer. As a relative newbie on a heavy bike at the time, it gave me a thrill.
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There is a sandy road that heads between CO105 (plumb creek) and constitution road (south of the tomah road) - easiest to find heading toward CO105 from constitution road. comes out near perrry park. Sand can be thick on this road (4 to 8-inches) and it can be rutted and ponded as well. It would suit your need well.
This sounds perfect, but I can't find it on a map. Perry Park and Tomah Rd are easy. Nothing near there named Constitution that I can find. Any hints appreciated.
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Plenty of deep sand on several of the trail loops at 4 mile, might be too long a drive for what you want but I've found that area to be absolutely perfect for burying dirt bikes. Plus, the stretches of sand are quite long (couple miles of continuous deep sand, so you can practice staying on the gas as you ride through it. Pretty clear of trees and boulders too, attractive if you count on going down at speed. FWIW, I've noticed the sand there seems to be softer 3 (deeper) than most other areas I've taken dirt naps.
Can you steer me to this area? Where is 4-mile?
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Old 05-15-2015, 07:21 PM   #12
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I second the vote for Fourmile and sand. It's near Buena Vista.

http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fs...anagement+Area

http://staythetrail.org/wtg/viewtrail.php?trail_id=39
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The 300 trail at Four Mile is the first place I thought of when I saw this thread - definitely a good place to find miles of deep sand.....and some fun climbs and other all around good stuff.

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Old 05-15-2015, 08:59 PM   #14
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great sand dunes (a bit of a ride though)
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