Old Flowers Road

Total Miles
12.0

Elevation

2,630.69 ft

Duration

1.5 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This is a quick and easy route that passes through some private land on the first section. Stay on the road all the way to the forest boundary. There are some great camping spots along the route, but fire damage has affected the number. Open to street legal vehicles only. Closed December 1 through June 14.

Photos of Old Flowers Road

Old Flowers Road
Old Flowers Road
Old Flowers Road

Difficulty

Easy. Narrow and a little steep in a few places, but otherwise fairly easy most of the way. Can be muddy.

History

Old Flowers Road is named after Jacob Flowers, a settler who founded the nearby town of Bellvue in the 1880s. This part of Roosevelt National Forest was heavily damaged in June 2012 by the High Park Fire. A 62-year- old woman, who lived in a small cabin on the private land you cross at the beginning of the trail, died in the fire.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Cale F
Apr 16, 2024
4x4
Temporarily Closed
Fire Danger
Just spoke with parks and wild life, the trail is closed till June 15th due to fire risks. Gate is open but do not enter the trail.
Eric Hradek
Apr 06, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Open until Sky Corral Ranch, blocked from there after.
Scott Golightly
Dec 09, 2023
2010 Lexus LX
Temporarily Closed
Closed Gate
Gate had just been closed and locked (fresh tracks/footprints). Usure of reopening date. Parts of highway 27 N-bound from Masonville very icy.
Cristian Q
Nov 18, 2023
4x4
Open
Rough/Deteriorated

Access Description

From the small town of Laporte, northwest of Fort Collins, follow Rist Canyon Road west about 15 miles through Bellvue to Stove Prairie Road. Old Flowers Road is straight ahead. You can also reach the eastern end by traveling Stove Prairie Road south from Highway 14 or north from Masonville. To start on western end: Take Hwy. 14 west to Pingree Park Road 63E. Go south about 8 miles to Monument Gulch Road 135 on left. Drive in less than 0.2 mile to Old Flowers Road on left. Past this point, Monument Gulch Rd. is gated closed.

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