Coney Creek Road (aka Coney Flats)

4.3/5 (60 reviews)
Lyons, Colorado (Boulder County)
Last Updated: 11/23/2022

Trail Information


Coney Creek Road (aka Coney Flats) is high up on that list of locally famous trails in the state. This nearly 5-mile long trail near Boulder, CO, offers one of the few water crossing opportunities near the Front Range. This long water obstacle is set against the backdrop of the Indian Peaks Wilderness, providing some phenomenal views while requiring some technical driving. Since Coney Creek is a naturally dammed-up waterway, it stays this way all season long. The rest of Coney Creek Road is a rocky off-road trail usually connected with Middle St. Vrain and run as a loop. This loop is so well known that it is considered a right of passage for many new wheelers in Colorado. From the dense evergreens and panoramic views of mountains and the large water obstacle, this trail has a little of everything in the Colorado High Country.

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Trail Reviews

4.3/5 (60)
Official Crew
Seasonal Closure
Visited: 11/23/2022

Closed for the season, see you next season!!
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/29/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

This trail was still open today. The weather was perfect. Ran this trail in conjunction with Middle St Vrain. There was about 4 to 6 inches of snow on the majority of the trail which make it a bit more difficult especially in the boulder fields, but this also added to the challenge and the thrill. The first water hole was about 2 ft deep and icy, but wasn't hard to get through. The was also about 2 ft deep and the ice was about 4 to 6 inches thick which made it a challenge to push through. Think the trail is spot on in difficulty with the snow making it a bit harder.
Official Crew
Visited: 10/23/2022

Trail is staying open a little later this season. Enjoy while you can!
Official Crew
Seasonal Closure
Visited: 10/17/2022

Seasonal Closure is in effect, the trail opens again next season!
Rated 3/5
Visited: 08/27/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

3rd trip on this loop, Apparently "backwards" ending at camp Dick lol... oh well. Agree with the "washing machine" description below... a few challenging spots, Liked all the puddles though. On a side note about "Uphill has right away" ... it's true, I know. Been 4 wheeling for 40 years. However, if youre going down and 2 guys are coming up, and they have a nice wide spot to pull over and let you by, isn't that just courteous and nice? I had 2 guys get quite irate, all yelling "uphill has right" away at us, Rear rig actually pulled out in front of me like we were having a stand off (which would have ended not so great for him) They had room to pull over and i would have had to back up an 1/8 of a mile... anyway, people like that should get a clue or stay home . We are all out here to have a good time!

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