Flowers Road  Easy icon
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USGS 7.5' Map: Crystal Mountain, Big Narrows, Pingree Park
Statistics:
Difficulty: Number: Miles: Altitude: Obstacles: Time:
Easy - 2 FR 152 12.0 7400-8600 ft. None 2 - 5 hours
County: Larimer
Adopted by:      
Managed by: Forest Service,
Canyon Lakes Ranger District
2150 Centre Ave. Bldg. E
Fort Collins, CO 80526
970-295-6700
Summary: Old Flowers Road is an easy 4WD road between Stove Praries and Pingree Park.
Attractions: Scenic views and colorado history.
Seasonal
Closure:
Forest Service seasonal closure gates. The Forest Service has a seasonal closure between October and late June depending on the amount of snow fall each year.
Best Time: June - First opening
July and August - Wildflowers in bloom
September - Vies of snow on Continental Divide
Summer
Activities:
Hiking -
FST945 along Pendergrass Creek
Equestrian -
Unknown
Mountain Bike -
FSR152 Flowers Road
ATV -
FSR152 Flowers Road
Motorcycle -
FSR152 Flowers Road
Camping: There are established dispersed camp sites all along the road. The sites are large with room for more than one vehicle.
Base Camp: Jacks Gulch Campground along CR63E and the Kelly Flats Campground on Hwy14 along the Poudre River. The dispersed sites along the Flowers Road.
Fall Colors:
Moderate -
Most of the Flowers Road travels pine forests. In the meadows there are some aspen groves.
Winter
Activities:
Snowshoeing -
Park at Stove Prarie. Stay on Old Flowers Road until you pass the private property.
Cross Country Skiing-
Park at Stove Prarie. Stay on Old Flowers Road until you pass the private property.
Snowmobile -
Unknown
Navigation: From Fort Collins take Highway 287 to County Road 14, the Poudre Canyon road. There is gas available at this intersection at Ted's Place. Follow CR14 west about 12 miles to the intersection with County Road 27. Follow CR27 south about 5 miles to Stove Prarie and the start of the Flowers Road. An alternate route would be to exit 287 to LaPorte and take CR54G to CR52E through Bellvue then west up Rist Canyon about 11 miles to Stove Prarie.
History: The Flowers Road was built by Mr. Ben Flowers father and continued up the Long Draw region to Joe Wright Creek.
Description:
Flowers Road, or also Old Flowers Road, is an easy 4WD road. It is used by all types of recreation. To run this 4WD road east to west start at Stove Prarie off County Road 27 where Rist Canyon, County Road 52E intersects. You will cross private property for just under 3.5 miles. Leave all gates the way you found them. Be quiet and stay on the main road. After entering public lands, the first intersection is with FR152.B to the right that crosses a clearing and climbs a short distance to a campsite.
Continue on FSR152 for about 0.25 miles to a gate. After the gate you will drop down into a meadow that is the head waters for Poverty Gulch and drive past the remains of the Lewis Ranch.
The next intersection is with FSR152.A to the right that leaves FR152 just before a creek crossing. It follows the edge of private property and brings you to a gate. The road behind this gate is shown as an Administrative Closure. Beyond the gate is the Clark Homestead which sits in a large grassy meadow.
There are remains of multiple vintage structures. At an intersection to the north on FSR152.A is FSR342, also closed, that leads to the Green Quartz No. 2 mine. There is one small building that was used to process ore from the many trenches near by.
The next intersection to the right is FSR343 that heads to Pendergrass Flats and the Bosworth Homestead. To the left is FSR152.C that goes about 0.75 miles to a trail head for FST945 which follows Pendergrass Creek. The next intersection to the right off of FSR152 is FSR236 which goes about 0.5 miles and ends at the Cache La Poudre Wilderness boundary. The next intersection to the right off of FSR152 is FSR152F that goes a short distance to the White Rock Quarry.
The last intersection is with a road to the left that goes to an old mine site. You will exit onto County Road 63E, the Pingree Park Road.
Data updated: March 14, 2014        4WD Road driven: July 29, 2006        Copyright 4X4Explore - 2000-2014