Crow Valley Loop

Total Miles
12.4

Elevation

1,635.55 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Pawnee National Grasslands offers a distinct landscape of wide-open views and rolling hills with ample opportunities for recreation. This area is a checkerboard of National Grasslands, State of Colorado, Central Plains Experimental Range, and private lands. The area contains numerous Forest Service Roads that may be explored individually or can be linked together for hours of enjoyment. The crisscrossing two tracks lead in many directions so pay close attention to posted signs and designated maps. Crow Vally Loop is an easy two-track trail in dry conditions. Drivers should be cautious in wet conditions. There are some areas where the roadbed is heavily rutted and areas that will collect standing water, making for muddy conditions.

Photos of Crow Valley Loop

Crow Valley Loop
Crow Valley Loop
Crow Valley Loop

Difficulty

A very easy two track trail in dry conditions. Drivers should be cautious in wet conditions, there are some areas where the road bed is heavily rutted and areas that will collect standing water making for muddy conditions.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Andrew B.
May 21, 2024
2006 Honda CR-V
Open
Muddy/Wet
It was dry in the evening and a pleasant drive with a beautiful view from Crow valley hill… pretty muddy the next morning but nothing I had trouble with.
Nick W.
May 19, 2024
2020 Jeep Gladiator
Open
Normal
Dusty
Beautiful Day with lots of wildlife and enjoyed the afternoon!
Steve Hahn
May 06, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Dusty
Washboard
Lots of wildlife, no mud or water on the trail. Good little get away to check out the pawnee.
Trevor Lane
Feb 04, 2024
2007 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Muddy/Wet
Slippery from snow and rain but other all still easy

Access Description

Go to the town of Ault, from there go east on CO 14 about 7 miles. CO 14 will make a big jog to the northeast, when it starts to turn east again turn left onto CR 57. Continue on CR 57 north for 7 miles, then turn right on CR 104. The first part of 104 is a small neighborhood, so take it slow. After a 1/2 mile or so there is a cattle guard across the road. The trailhead is on the right just past the cattle guard and is marked F.S. 701

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