Near Ward in the Boulder Ranger District, the Coney Creek Road is a challenging 4 mile OHV route. There are some short steep hills and the road is continuously rocky. In wet times there are muddy pools that can hide large rocks. The Coney Creek crossing is very deep and can be impassible in spring. The road ends at Indian Peaks Wilderness boundary at the Coney Flats Trailhead for the Beaver Creek Trail. This can make a loop with the Middle Saint Vrain Road. The connector road, the Coney Cut-off, an especially steep and narrow road, is easier negotiated starting from the Beaver Reservoir end of the loop.
To reach the trailhead from Ward, follow SR72 toward Peaceful Valley. Head west on CR96 for 2.5 miles to the Beaver Reservoir. The trailhead is on the right.
Note: Colorado residents must register their off-highway vehicle with the Colorado State Parks (303) 866-3437. Non-residents are not required to register in Colorado, if they are registered in their home states. 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.