View Full Version : Is there any light/moderate wheeling within 2 hrs of fort Collins?

06-18-2010, 08:49 AM
Spending some time with fam in fort Collins. The guys wanna go do some exploring while the girls go shopping... Anyone know of some scenic or fun wheelng within a couple hours of fort Collins. I'm driving my locked stock 80. And pretty experienced.. Post up some places people were going after lunch!

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06-18-2010, 09:12 AM
Plenty of stuff up Poudre Canyon

Mild to Moderate (links to Traildamage.com)
Old Flowers Road (http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=187)
Seven MIle Creek (http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=92)

Kelly Flats (http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=37)
is rated difficult but that is due to a specific section of the trail called the chutes( it has a bypass) "heartattack hill" is not as bad as it sounds (also has a bypass) my son has run it in his open diff 4runner

Also in the FoCo area is Moody Hill (http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=72) no personal experience on but if you search the forums you should find a report or two

06-18-2010, 10:04 AM
If your up near Kelly Flats there is Red Feather also. I was up there a year ago and seen plenty of places to explore.

06-18-2010, 12:43 PM
Kelly Flats and Old Flowers are my votes. Old Flowers is cake but nice and one way. Kelly Flats is tougher but a blast. I've always bypassed heart attack and the chutes, even without them there are a couple places you might have to take a few runs at. Old Flowers is closer if time is a big problem.

06-18-2010, 01:37 PM
Call the forest service before going up there. I was there a week after Memorial Day and all roads were closed. Kelly Flats, Flowers, Buckhorn Road.

06-18-2010, 02:08 PM
You will love Kelly Flats, very manageable in a stock locked 80

06-18-2010, 05:29 PM
There's also a bunch of jeep road in Pole Hill near estes park as well as some trails down by Allenspark (Johnny Park, Pierson Park, etc).

06-18-2010, 10:12 PM
Made it to Kelly flats and it was closed but went a little further to pingree rd. That was ok we went and found a bunch of camping. That's good to know. I'm sure we'll get out there more... Thanks y'all.

06-21-2010, 02:24 PM
Pingree Park is awesome!

No real "wheeling" but all the scenery you can handle...