Old Flowers Road

4.6/5 (32 reviews)
Laporte, Colorado (Larimer County)
Last Updated: 06/22/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

Old Flowers Road is a mountain passage that travels from the Stove Prairie community westward to an area known as 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. Old Flowers Road starts at the Stove Prairie School House which was opened in 1896. From here you will pass through some 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. Along the way, you will be treated to other old homestead cabins and some spectacular views. In 2012, the High Park Fire, ignited from a lightning strike, began just south of Old Flowers Road. The fire devastated 87,000 acres, or 136 sq. miles, of private and National Forest land burning more than 250 homes. Old Flowers Road will take you through the core of the burn area in the National Forest.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

4.6/5 (32 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 08/21/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Trail is dry and really nice in August. Forest is regenerating everywhere after the High Park fire with young ponderosa pine, young aspen stands and wildflowers. Several spots along the way with vistas of surrounding mountains. Plenty of dispersed camping sites if you need them.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/03/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

The trail is in pretty good shape. It is a little rutted out on a couple of the hills but not bad. The forest is recovering nicely. It's pretty up there!
Trail Review: Old Flowers Road - Jeff Gilbert
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 06/23/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Open and clear. Fun trail through an area recovering from a wildfire about 10 years ago. Lots of flowers, aspen, and young pine trees. Trail is in good condition with several areas that are a bit steep and rutted out. 4x4 and high-ish clearance needed. Not much for camping due to the fire but there are two decent spots.
John
Official Crew
29250
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 06/19/2022

They don't call it Old Flowers for nothing! If you or someone you know loves wildflowers (especially Columbines) and you have a stock 4wd vehicle, this is a great trail to do outside Fort Collins. Highly recommended!
Trail Review: Old Flowers Road - John
John
Official Crew
29250
Status: Open
Visited: 06/17/2022

According to the Canyon Lakes Ranger District, this trail is open for the season!

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