Climbing upward from the edge of the Big Thompson River Canyon, Cedar Park Road is the gateway to Storm Mountain. From its tight switchback curves to its open vista views of the front range valley, this road is beautiful and practical. This route starts as a narrow canyon road that opens into a spacious mountain park. You will drive through the mountain neighborhood of Cedar Park on your way to the backcountry. This quick and easy off-road mountain drive will offer a great opportunity to take in some of nature’s exquisite sights.
Proceed west on County Road 43 towards Glen Haven, Colorado for 2/10 of a mile. Cedar Park Road begins on the right/north.
Land Use Issues
This road is a mixture of public and private ownership and changes between the two several times from beginning to end. Please respect the property owners' rights and obey posted speed limits. ATVs and side-by-sides are not allowed on this road.
This is just a connector for Storm Mountain and Foggy Park. Barring drastic weather or unforeseen circumstance it will present no challenges during off-road season. It is worth repeating from Tim's review. the view from waypoint 5 is worth the stop (and the drive). The end of this trail also provides a nice air down/ air up spot. (There is also one on Storm Mountain right after leaving this trail)
Cedar Park Road is an easy route that is the regular access to Storm Mountain. The section of the road between Waypoints 1 and 2 is regularly used by the residents who live in the neighborhood in the shadow of Storm Mountain. This lower segment of the road is narrow so proceed around curves with caution. During this trip, the sky was clear and the view down to the front range valley was impressive. We encountered quite a few other vehicles carrying or towing ATVs and motorcycles to use on Storm Mountain Road.
Tim lives and works in Northern Colorado. He has owned and driven 4X4 vehicles his entire adult life including Jeeps, pick ups, ATVs and UTVs. After high school, Tim's first 4X4 was a 47 Willy's CJ-2A with a flat 4 and a 6-volt electrical system. Typically wheeling in Northern Colorado or Southern Wyoming, Tim loves being in the mountains and the back country. Because of a desire to enjoy and promote responsible off-roading and to keep it available for the future, he belongs to a local 4X4 off-road club. Being part of the Trailsoffroad.com community furthers that goal as well.
A love for off-road adventures, camping, fishing, and hunting keeps Tim away from pavement and always exploring. While his wife likes the comfort of a Jeep Grand Cherokee, Tim prefers the ruggedness of the Jeep Wrangler. Although most off-road time is spent in Colorado and Wyoming, an occasional trip to the Moab area is common. Tim will spend the summer going topless and enjoying the value of the great outdoors. Amateur Radio Technician license call sign: ke0npg