Old Flowers Road

4.6/5 (53 reviews)
If you are a novice driver looking to challenge your skills or perhaps a seasoned offroader looking for a scenic Sunday drive with expectations of wildflowers and scenic vistas, look no further than Old Flowers Road. This trail provides a mountain passage that connects the Stove Prairie community t...Read More
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Highlights of Old Flowers Road

Altitude Category IconAltitude
Camping Category IconCamping
Forest Category IconForest
Ghost Town Category IconGhost Town
Mud Category IconMud
Snow Wheeling Category IconSnow Wheeling
Highest Elevation
8632 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
06/15 - 11/30
Best Direction
West
Official Trail Name
152
Nearest Town
Laporte
Nearest Services
Laporte
Management Agency
Roosevelt National Forest
District
Canyon Lakes Ranger District

Overview

If you are a novice driver looking to challenge your skills or perhaps a seasoned offroader looking for a scenic Sunday drive with expectations of wildflowers and scenic vistas, look no further than Old Flowers Road. This trail provides a mountain passage that connects the Stove Prairie community to Pingree Park. It meanders through a section of the Roosevelt National Forest, known by locals as High Park, with a long history of mountain ranching.

While you will encounter many varieties of flowers and what seems to be a never-ending supply of them, the trail itself is named after Jacob Flowers, a settler of the area, born July 4, 1827. In 1879, Jacob constructed a wagon road in rough terrain over the nearby mountains to North Park, which is still called "Old Flowers Road." To get to the trail, you will pass through private property, including the historic Stove Prairie Ranch. This active, rustic mountain ranch is filled with many stone buildings and homes that are still in use today by the owners and ranch hands. You will be treated to other old homestead cabins and spectacular views along the way. In 2012, the High Park Fire, ignited by a lightning strike, began south of Old Flowers Road. The fire devastated 87,000 acres, or 136 sq. miles, of private and National Forest land, burning over 250 homes. Old Flowers Road will take you through the core of the burn area in the National Forest.

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56 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
53 Community Reviews
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