During the summer you can drive up the road to other trailheads. The first miles of Archangel Road are relatively smooth and can be driven in most vehicles. After the bridge, high clearance and 4wd are recommended. It also makes for a fun mountain bike.
In Winter, the trail is groomed for skiing and biking and is a favorite spot for winter trail enthusiasts. The Archangel Trail / Road is closed to motorized use during the winter. Snow machines must stay on the east side of the valley up to Reed Creek Valley.