Flake Road aka Illinois Gulch

4.6/5 (43 reviews)
Westcreek, Colorado (Douglas County)
Last Updated: 05/28/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

Flake Road is one of the easier to access but more difficult OHV destinations in Colorado, residing just north of Woodland Park. The dirt has been well-traveled and, over time, has developed a number of places where the trail splits into multiple paths. These paths offer various levels of challenge throughout the trail. "Moab Hill" is the primary obstacle and has a reputation in Colorado for the varying degrees of difficulty and the signature red rock. This large and challenging obstacle resembles some rock formations from Utah and has easy to difficult lines, a little something for every skill level. This trail is part of the Rainbow Falls Trail Network in southern Colorado, an approximately 15 square-mile section of the Pike National Forest with miles of dirt to explore. The area is open year-round and is a popular destination for the Front Range of Colorado.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

4.6/5 (43 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/23/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

First time off roading in rocky terrain vs flat mud in an (at the time) stock LX470. Trail has a couple obstacles, but everything has a relatively easy bypass, but even stock I was able to take some of the obstacles. Great intro to Colorado offroading
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/04/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

The trail was fun and easy, the main purpose of our day was to have some fun on Mini Moab. We started there and played around for a bit, then ran the trails, and finished our day on Mini Moab again. Had a blast.
Trail Review: Flake Road aka Illinois Gulch - David
Bill Andrews
Official Crew
37550
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/28/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Calvary 4-Wheelers ran Flake on Saturday, May 28 as part of a tour of the Rainbow Falls area. We came in from Overlook (Waypoint 6), went down to Moab Hill and then back out to the top so we did not run the lower portion of the trail. The parts we did run were open, clear and dry. At Moab Hill a couple of us played around a little, mostly on the easier far left lines. I did make a successful run up a slightly harder line not quite as far to the left. We also ate lunch there and watched others make their way up or down various lines including a Bronco II that got itself crossed up and pinned against a rock coming down a little right of center. He had to be winched back up by a buddy. We also saw a JKU Rubicon on 37s successfully come down the hard center line and then get hung up trying to go back up it. He winched to a tree to make it the rest of the way up. I voted for "spot on" for the difficulty as the lower, mandatory rating is good but I think there are a couple optional lines on Moab Hill that exceed the 6 rating.
Josh
100
Status: Open
Visited: 05/25/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Fun trails here. Spent about 5-6 hours running this and some of the spurs that connect. I love this area this time of year. Everything is dry for the most part but plenty of puddles and some good mud holes to bash through. 2004 Jeep LJ, 35s
Status: Open
Visited: 05/09/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Ran this yesterday. Hard to believe just how dry it already is out there.

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