Boulder Area Trails
Trails and Ratings
Middle St.Vrain Road: Moderate
Coney Flats: Moderate/Difficult
Caribou Creek: Moderate
Eldorado Mountain: Difficult
To get to the wheeling destination take I -25 north to C-470, west to I-70 east to exit 261 to west bound 6th Avenue. Take west bound 6th Avenue to Golden and the intersection of Hwy 93 and Hwy 58. Continue straight at the intersection on Hwy 93 north. Take Hwy 93 aka Foothills Road, to the intersection of Hwy 93 and Hwy 72, turn left, west on Hwy 72 to Nederland. Continue through the town of Nederland, fuel restrooms, and other services are available at this location. On Hwy 72 travel through Ward and to County Road 96, turn left on County Road 96 and proceed to the primitive campsite just before Beaver Reservoir. For those who want to camp in an organized campground continue on Hwy 72 for a few miles to County Road 92, Peaceful Valley and Camp Dick, turn left and continue to the campground. Coney Flats trail head is at County Road 96 and the trail head for Middle St.Vrain Road is at County Road 92 and Camp Dick .
All trails traveled by the club in this area can be run by vehicles that range from stock to heavily modified. There are rocks and mud on some of the trails but these obstacles can be conquered with good spotting and good tires. Middle St.Vrain and Coney Flats trails create a loop. The trail that joins both trails makes the loop is a little more difficult. For those that do not want to do the loop but want to do either or both trails, they can be reached by graded roads and are in themselves on the easy side.
Caribou Creek and Eldorado Mountain are harder trails that also create a loop. Mud on Caribou Creek and narrow and off camber switch backs on Eldorado Mountain make these trails difficult.
Camp sites are few before the trails and may be limited at the proposed sites. There are campgrounds at the entrance of the Middle St.Vrain trail, Camp Dick and Peaceful Valley CG County Rd. 92. These are organized campgrounds and require payment and probably a reservation. There is also free/ unorganized camping on County Rd. 96 on the way to the Coney Flats trail just before the private lake, Beaver Reservoir. For those of you that like to fish there is fishing at beaver ponds and stream fishing in Coney Creek at the end of Coney Flats.