Cherokee Park Road

4.1/5 (20 reviews)
Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (Larimer County)
Last Updated: 09/20/2021
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Highlights

Cherokee Park Road is a beautiful drive through the Roosevelt National Forest on the northwestern edge of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. It acts as the main artery, heading east and west, for a network of less maintained off-road Forest Service and private roads connecting the Red Feather Lakes all the way into Wyoming. Cherokee Park Road is also the main access to the Colorado State Cherokee Parks Hunting Units, a wildlife area that's only open to public use by licensed hunters during open hunting seasons. This trail is open year round as well as the connecting trails making it an awesome snow wheeling destination. Cherokee Park Road, with just under 45 miles of trail and the dozens of surrounding trails, make this is an excellent area to explore and trail to run with overland 4x4 vehicles.

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Trail Reviews

4.1/5 (20 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 06/19/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Nice easy drive with not many crowds. I have been on the road when snowy or mud then it can be difficult otherwise the family sedan is all you need. Lots of dispersed camping too which is nice.
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 08/07/2021

Great road to get out into the mountains north of Fort Collins in whatever you drive. Looked like some good dispersed camping on the Western 1/3 of the road.
Trail Review: Cherokee Park Road - David Bauer
Matt Ewalt
Official Crew
1400
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 05/28/2021

Traversed east to west on my BMW R1200GS. Overall Trail was dry and in great shape. Most of the good camping spots were already taken, but that shouldn’t be too surprising for the Friday of Memorial Day weekend.
Trail Review: Cherokee Park Road - Matt Ewalt
Trail Review: Cherokee Park Road - Matt Ewalt
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John
Official Crew
29250
Status: Open
Visited: 05/14/2021

We took this all away to waypoint 14. There was not a lot of mud but the road was in rough shape in a few spots (still easily passable by a 2wd vehicle). There was a moose and a baby along the way which was pretty cool to see!
Trail Review: Cherokee Park Road - John
Status: Open
Visited: 03/06/2021

Not much snow in the area this weekend. Came onto the trail from Prairie Divide and made a quick pit stop at waypoint 7 before returning the way we came.

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