Northwest of Denver near Allenspark in the Arapaho National Forest, the Middle Saint Vrain Road is open to ATV riding. This four-wheel drive road is not steep, but can be very rough, with large rocks and logs. It follows Middle Saint Vrain Creek and crosses some side creeks. It ends at Indian Peaks Wilderness boundary, at the Middle Saint Vrain Trailhead on the Buchanan Pass Trail. The Middle Saint Vrain Road can make a loop with the Coney Creek Road. The connector road, the Coney Cut-off, an especially steep and narrow road, is easier negotiated from Beaver Reservoir end, on the Coney Creek Road.
The trailhead is just west of Camp Dick. The road runs for 3.8 miles. There are several water crossings and obstacles.
Directions: From Lyons, go west on SR 7 for 15 miles. Turn left (south) on SR 72 and go 4.1 miles. Turn right at Peaceful Valley area onto the road to Camp Dick. Go 1 mile to parking.
Note: Colorado residents must register their off-highway vehicle with the Colorado State Parks (303) 866-3437. Out-of-state residents who bring OHVs into Colorado must purchase a Colorado Non-Resident OHV permit which is valid from the date of purchase through the following March 31. These permits can be purchased anywhere you get your hunting/fishing licenses in Colorado. All off-highway vehicles must have an approved muffler and spark arrester. These requirements are subject to change so make sure to contact the Colorado State Parks prior to using your off-highway vehicle.
Note: As of September 2007, ATV riding on Forest Service roads is only permited on roads marked as open to ATV. All ATVs must be registered.