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Unread 10-03-2013, 09:37 AM   #1
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Chiva falls questions

So I've heard/read a lot of conflicting stuff about the difficulty of the Chiva falls trail. Could a 3 inch lifted xj on 31s do it? How about a 2 inch lifted WK on ~32s? Is it really one of the hardest drives in southern arizona or is it just a slow and steady scenic trail? There seems to be so much disagreement. Thanks guys!

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Unread 10-04-2013, 10:55 AM   #2
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hardly one of the hardest trails . Not even close. But having said that, it depends on so many things. There are many you tube videos of that trail and from that you might be able to determine. Trail looks like a 3- 3.5 maybe. Az 1-5 trails.. 4"s you need 35"s and lockers and it still wont be a cake walk.

no lockers and smaller tire will make it feel harder. It will be scenic and a challenge. Looks nice, but I would bet it gets busy there.
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I have done it in my 2007 open open 4 door with 2.5" lift on 285/70/17 32.5s........the hardest imo (three feathers), if not scariest (oh *hit hill) stuff has options. I would not consider it a scenic drive like gunsight or reddington and best to go with someone who has been there. And yes it gets crowded on the lower parts. Three feathers is agreat place to watch a variety of rigs short way in. You will want to avoid "the crack" (east line) and "flipper" (western most line) if potential body damage aint your thing. If you can get to and through three feathers the rest should be ok. There is also the eastern rt in to the falls that avoids three feather altogether but has hill climbs that get interesting if it ever rains.
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I have done it in my 2007 open open 4 door with 2.5" lift on 285/70/17 32.5s........the hardest imo (three feathers), if not scariest (oh *hit hill) stuff has options. I would not consider it a scenic drive like gunsight or reddington and best to go with someone who has been there. And yes it gets crowded on the lower parts. Three feathers is agreat place to watch a variety of rigs short way in. You will want to avoid "the crack" (east line) and "flipper" (western most line) if potential body damage aint your thing. If you can get to and through three feathers the rest should be ok. There is also the eastern rt in to the falls that avoids three feather altogether but has hill climbs that get interesting if it ever rains.
I've heard most if the hard parts have bypasses. I'd just like to see it since it's a bit of a right of passage around here it seems
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well than when do you want to go? we can post it here and jko and I am sure we'll get a few more to join in.
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Probably a couple weeks once my school life is a little more stable
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There are a couple challenging areas but I don't think you would have any major issues doing the trail to Chivo Falls with your rig. Much of the "harder" sections there are done by wheelers' choice, not by necessity to do the trail. There are usually quite a few people out there (at least on weekends) and will help you out if needed.
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Went to chivo yesterday and watched a stock rubicon go up the crack (three feathers east line), pretty impressive driving. Sorry I didn't post, twas a last minute thang

and was reminded that o chit hill is above the falls and only part of the loop that goes above and around, not a requirement to get there.
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Did you ever make it out there yet? I'm thinking of heading out there this Sunday or Monday...
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Did you ever make it out there yet? I'm thinking of heading out there this Sunday or Monday...
Nope that was actually what I was thinking too
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Let me know if decide to go on Sunday, I'll run it with you....
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