June 15, 2008
The first review is completely wrong as already noted.
Old Flowers Road is 12.2 mi long from Stove Prairie Rd to Pingree Park road. The first 3 miles which are what the original review covered is nothing but a maintained road sevicing all the private ranches along the way.
After 3mi, you'll get to the real deal and is best early in the year before the gate is opened to 4 wheelers. The dbl track trail is not as rutted /rocky as most moto trails in the area and is generally very smooth. It is marked by 2 long, steep climbs, and the following long descents over somewhat rocky terrain . It passes through thick Aspen glades, open meadows, and dense pine forest before the final steep DH to Monument Gulch Rd, another nice dbl track. Enjoy the great views of the Mummy Range on your way down (not the Rawahs ! )
Turn left up Monument Gulch and ride up a moderate grade for 2.6 miles and then it's ALL Downhill for 14 miles !!! The first 1 1/2 mi is down the narrow Monument Gulch dbl track until you reach Cnty Rd 44H the Buckhorn Canyon Rd which is maintained gravel.
Bomb down the next 12 mi of all twisty downhill until you get to the paved Stove Prairie Rd, hang another left and begin the grueling climb back up to your car 4 miles up the Rd.
Since it is a loop, you can park at the bottom of the road climb and take it as a "warm up" to get Old Flowers Rd, or you can reverse the loop.
In all, the loop is 33 mi long with about 4500' of climbing thrown in. * Review edited 6/15/2008
A few laps up the service roads at HTMP.