Trail Name: McKee Draw Trail
Best Use: Hiking
Best Time for Use: All Year
Length: 5.9 Miles Total
McKee Draw Trail: 1.46 miles
Flat Iron Loop Trail: 2.46 miles
Flat Iron Mesa Trail: 2.0 miles
Red Tail Trail: 0.43 miles
Start Elevation: McKee Draw Trail Head 6527 ft Burn Canyon Trail Head: 6903 ft Maximum Elev Gain and Loss from Start Elev: 1700 ft gain/ 863 ft loss
McKee Draw Trail: 488ft gain/ 202ft loss
Flat Iron Loop Trail: 414ft gain / 577ft loss
Flat Iron Mesa Trail: 508ft gain / 30ft loss
Red Tail Trail: 290ft gain / 54ft loss
Trail Surface and Use: Single Track dirt and rocks.
Trail Head Access: Suitable for 2WD auto.
Trail Head Coordinates: 733,425E, 4,224890N UTM WGS84 Zone 12S
Trail Head Coordinates:The trail system is located about a couple of miles northwest of Norwood, Colorado via paved and dirt roads. Passenger cars can access any of the trails under most road conditions. From Norwood’s main street (Grand Avenue): Travel to the far west end of Grand Avenue; follow the highway as it curves to the right; pass the fairgrounds on your right. Turn left at the first opportunity AA42 Road (also known as W35 and Norwood Burn Road); follow this road for about 2.9 miles. It pass the Pioneer Village subdivision and Elder’s junkyard. This Road changes to Norwood Burn Road. Continue on this road as it takes switchbacks into a canyon. At the bottom the road crosses a small bridge over Naturita Creek. At the next switchback you can park at the trailhead from McKee Draw this is a good place to park to access the McKee Draw trails including McKee Draw and Flat Iron Trail. There is a second parking lot if you continue on the same road up a hillside and around some switchbacks where you will find another parking area on your right. This parking area is near the Burn Canyon Trails but can also be used to access the Flat Iron Loop which is across the road from the parking area.
Best Feature: Hiking Flat Iron into the stunning burned forest. The invigorating climbs out of McKee Draw on any of the Iron Mountain Loop provide a good workout. Staying in the draw for some shade and reprieve on windy days.
Cautions: Wear orange during hunting seasons. Steep downhills in sections.