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Unread 04-19-2010, 01:08 PM   #16
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In my youth, my family and I would always vacation up in Lake City, rent a couple of wranglers, and take them on the alpine loop. It's nice little trail that takes you from lake city to silverton to ouray, all of which have their own fun shops as well as things to do. I agree about Ouray though, there's plenty to do there to keep you occupied for a few days.

I'm also planning a move up there, probably around Denver since the gf is a die-hard av's fan...Let us know what you decide on

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Unread 04-20-2010, 02:56 PM   #17
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Just a heads up for anyone that was thinking about ordering the book "Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails (2nd Edition)"

I was searching on line, price comparing, and saw that Barnes & Nobel is letting you pre-order the 3rd edition coming out on 01 May. I threw it in google and didn't see a whole lot more regarding the 3rd edition but it's on the B&N web page.

Guide to Colorado Backroads and 4 Wheel-Drive Trails (Third Edition), Charles A. Wells, Book - Barnes & Noble
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Unread 04-20-2010, 05:26 PM   #18
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Looks like I might be moving to Colorado Springs sooner than I thought.
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Unread 04-25-2010, 12:58 PM   #19
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Brrr! in the winter. One of the coldest places in CO. But in the Spring Fall and Summer, Wow! Pearl pass, Schofield Pass, many other great trails. Just over the mountain, (in 4WD) is Aspen, Gunnison just down the road. What could be finer?
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Unread 04-25-2010, 01:43 PM   #20
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I just moved up here a month ago. Check out Colorado4x4.org
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Unread 05-13-2010, 03:01 PM   #21
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Just a heads up for anyone that was thinking about ordering the book "Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails (2nd Edition)"

I was searching on line, price comparing, and saw that Barnes & Nobel is letting you pre-order the 3rd edition coming out on 01 May. I threw it in google and didn't see a whole lot more regarding the 3rd edition but it's on the B&N web page.

Guide to Colorado Backroads and 4 Wheel-Drive Trails (Third Edition), Charles A. Wells, Book - Barnes & Noble
The 3rd edition is worth waiting for. It lists 27 more trails then the previous ones, is in full color, etc.
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Unread 05-13-2010, 07:32 PM   #22
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I've signed a lease and am moving to Golden on May 26th, so I certainly plan on hitting lots of trails and camping a ton once I get settled into my job and apartment. Goodbye Ohio.....hello Colorado!

Now I just gotta join a club or somehow get involved. There's a lot of trails to ride, and going as a group is always more fun.
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Unread 05-13-2010, 08:13 PM   #23
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I've signed a lease and am moving to Golden on May 26th, so I certainly plan on hitting lots of trails and camping a ton once I get settled into my job and apartment. Goodbye Ohio.....hello Colorado!

Now I just gotta join a club or somehow get involved. There's a lot of trails to ride, and going as a group is always more fun.
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Unread 05-14-2010, 09:13 AM   #24
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I've signed a lease and am moving to Golden on May 26th, so I certainly plan on hitting lots of trails and camping a ton once I get settled into my job and apartment. Goodbye Ohio.....hello Colorado!

Now I just gotta join a club or somehow get involved. There's a lot of trails to ride, and going as a group is always more fun.
I have a friend who lives there and loves it. I don't see how anyone couldn't...
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Unread 05-15-2010, 06:16 PM   #25
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Hmmm, so if you could live anywhere in Colorado, where would it be?
My pick is Ouray
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Unread 05-16-2010, 07:15 AM   #26
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My pick is Ouray
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Unread 05-30-2010, 09:24 AM   #27
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I was up there last year and a really fun trail is the Red Cone pass. Its a really breathtaking view but not for the faint of heart because of the drop offs and very little room for error. On the way down Red Cone its so steep and narrow you can't hit the brakes or you will slide off

On the backside of Red Cone you have to either pick Montezuma or Webster. Don't take Webster pass, I almost slid my 4runner off the side of the mountain trying to get around a blown out section the road where almost half the road is gone.

Here is two really good videos someone made driving Red Cone

"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD-sevgCzO8

"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXeYu9Nesnw




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Unread 06-02-2010, 10:21 AM   #28
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I have used the below listed link to research Colorado trails:

TrailDamage.com
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Unread 06-25-2010, 09:30 AM   #29
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I've signed a lease and am moving to Golden on May 26th, so I certainly plan on hitting lots of trails and camping a ton once I get settled into my job and apartment. Goodbye Ohio.....hello Colorado!

Now I just gotta join a club or somehow get involved. There's a lot of trails to ride, and going as a group is always more fun.
I lived in Ohio for a few years. There is no comparison between living in CO and there.

Get a gazetteer...witht he trail books and that you will be set.
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Unread 06-25-2010, 04:54 PM   #30
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I lived in Ohio for a few years. There is no comparison between living in CO and there.

Get a gazetteer...witht he trail books and that you will be set.
Yup, got a DeLorme and the Wells books, and I've actually already wheeled some stuff, Twin Cone, Pole Hill, and East Magnolia. If anybody wants to weekday wheel, I'm your man. I work nearly every weekend.
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