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Unread 02-03-2012, 06:50 PM   #1
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1st timer, Badlands or the cliffs?

4" and 33's,tj, daily driver,no experience, which park do you guys rec. and why.

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Unread 02-03-2012, 07:18 PM   #2
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I was at the cliffs on jan 1st. Lots of mud...better have good tires. I run mtr's with kevlar at about 10 psi and I went all day and never pulled any cable. Hit a few hairy spots. Fun place to wheel.
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Unread 02-04-2012, 06:05 AM   #3
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The Cliffs gets a bad rep for tight trails.. but it isnt that bad if youre with someone who knows the park. The badlands is much bigger.. open.. and easier to figure out how to get out of spots you dont feel comfortable with. Make sure you arent wheeling alone at either place.
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Unread 02-06-2012, 11:14 AM   #4
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Badlands gets the nod from me. Biger more open and lots of different terrain to wheel o
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Unread 02-06-2012, 08:03 PM   #5
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Badlands gets the nod from me. Biger more open and lots of different terrain to wheel o
Yea, having a winch is one thing, but having to use it over and over is another. Was a good time but since we got the T-Shirt,,,, Badlands for the local squash and wash it is.
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I prefer the cliffs. But I love mud, I need to go with someone that knows the badlands to show me around. The cliffs is straight forward, stay on the main trail and go through the mud holes on the sides of the trail that fit what you are comfortable with. The cliffs is like a guided trail, where the badlands is a free for all. And I can't seem to find the mud there, it's a lot of sand and rock bottom dirty water holes. I think either way you should hook up with someone that knows the park you are going to go to, they will be able to show you around.
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Unread 02-07-2012, 04:06 PM   #8
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If it's your first time you might like the Badlands a bit more. It's more open and less mud. The Cliffs is a great spot and has plenty for a first timer as well. As everyone has stated don't go alone. That is the most important part of it all. There is a small group talking about doing the badlands on Feb 18th. Check out the Badlands thread, http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f324/...9/index10.html

Either place you will have fun. Just do what you feel comfortable with. You will be surprised how much your Jeep will be able to handle. Last trip to the Badlands we found plenty of mud to play in.
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I prefer the cliffs. But I love mud, I need to go with someone that knows the badlands to show me around. The cliffs is straight forward, stay on the main trail and go through the mud holes on the sides of the trail that fit what you are comfortable with. The cliffs is like a guided trail, where the badlands is a free for all. And I can't seem to find the mud there, it's a lot of sand and rock bottom dirty water holes. I think either way you should hook up with someone that knows the park you are going to go to, they will be able to show you around.
At the Badlands, going down the hill from the office when you get to the bottom take a left. Go about 100-200 yards and there is a clearing to the right. Go in there about 200 yards and there is an opening to a wooded trail area full of mud and goo, deep runts and such.

Like this guy that easygoingpa and I had trailing us in August. Lucky for him we had enough sense to get him out without any real damage.
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That first turn would be a left then right turp. To get to the bottoms
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That first turn would be a left then right turp. To get to the bottoms
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4" and 33's,tj, daily driver,no experience, which park do you guys rec. and why.
For a first timer, your better off going with the Badlands. Trails are marked a little better and there's plenty of areas you can go and conquer and not have to worry
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I prefer the cliffs. But I love mud, I need to go with someone that knows the badlands to show me around. The cliffs is straight forward, stay on the main trail and go through the mud holes on the sides of the trail that fit what you are comfortable with. The cliffs is like a guided trail, where the badlands is a free for all. And I can't seem to find the mud there, it's a lot of sand and rock bottom dirty water holes. I think either way you should hook up with someone that knows the park you are going to go to, they will be able to show you around.
Unless they've marked the Cliffs trails better, they are NOT straight forward and the main trail is only to get you to the branched off section. If you dont know the Cliffs trails you can easily get into some trails your not ready for.

Trail 3 or 10 I think it is (Ravine) trail is awesome, but to a first timer that doesn't know the place, they could be easily in over there head with the deep mud, over camber sections and climbing in & out of the ravine.

Badlands has plenty of mud, it depends also time of year you go... Orange trail is notorius for being muddy and having a few deep holes if you pick the wrong line. Creek trail also has some good mud as well and same with the Barb wire trail along the quary/house side.
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