Chicken Park  
Maps:    
USGS 7.5' Map: Red Feather Lakes
Statistics:
Difficulty: Number: Miles: Altitude: Obstacles: Time:
Easy 2 FR181 8.80 7800 to 8300 ft. NA 1-2 hours
County: Larimer
Adopted by:      
Managed by: Roosevelt National Forest
Canyon Lakes Ranger District
2150 Centre Ave., Building E
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970)295-6700
Summary: Chicken Park 4WD road is a loop road off of County Rd 73C that runs along the top of a low ridge south of Chicken Park.
Attractions:  
Seasonal
Closure:
Agency - November 30 to June 15
Best Time: June - May still be drifted in.
July - Best time.
August - Best time.
September - Best time.
October - Watch for early snows.
Trail Heads
Accessed:
 
Camping: There are a few dispersed camp sites at both ends of the road.
Base Camp: This would be a good area to base camp. There are a few other 4WD roads in the area to explore like Lost Lake, FR235.
Fall Colors: Poor - The road goes through pine forests.
Navigation: From Livermore, CO. head west on US-287 N for 2.9 miles. Turn left onto Cherokee Park Rd and go 7.6 miles. Turn left onto County Rd 82E and go 7.7 miles. Slight left onto Prairie Divide Rd then go 1.1 miles. Turn right onto Creedmore Lakes Rd and go 4.2 miles. Turn right on the Chicken Park 4WD road.

From Red Feather Lakes, CO. head west on W County Rd 74e/Red Feather Lakes Rd for 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Creedmore Lakes Rd and go 1.4 miles. Turn right and go 2.2 miles. Turn left toward Chicken Park Rd and go 0.3 miles. Sharp right onto Chicken Park Rd and then go 0.8 miles. Turn right onto Creedmore Lakes Rd and go 1.7 miles. Turn left on the Chicken Park 4WD road.
History:  
Description:
Chicken Park 4WD road is an easy road that crosses an area know as Chicken Park. From the east end the road is somewhat maintained as it climbs up into the low hills north of County Rd 73C. The road will go through some open meadows in Chicken Park as it turns west.
East end of Chicken Park.

photo by:
Adam M

In an meadow there will be an intersection with FR181C to the right. This is a short spur road that also connects with FR181D. Stay to the left to continue on the main road. From here the road will become more of a two track as it continues west through the forest.
Center section.

photo by:
Adam M

Shortly there will be another intersection, with FR181B to the right. This is another longer spur road that heads north eventually coming to private property. Stay to the left to continue on the main Chicken Park road.
West end of the road.

photo by:
Adam M

The road continues through the forest and will come to the final intersection. From this intersection the road to the right is FR181, a spur road, which goes west and comes to the Creedmore Lakes area. The road to the left is FR181A. It is the connection back down to the county road. It will weave through the forest passing some smaller openings and it will pass through a wood cutting area before connecting with County Road 73C.
Data updated - December 20, 2016      4WD Road driven - September 4, 2016      Copyright 4X4Explore.com - 2000-2016