Good morning all you Colorado locals, I'm here in Dallas, Tx and in a few short months I'll be making my way to Pagosa Springs, Co for a little vacation. I'm interested in renting a Jeep to take out on the trails. I'm really looking forward to this trip and it looks like I'll be arriving late August 4th and leaving early August 12th. I'm doing a little home work and I've found a few places that rent stock jeeps, but I'd like to try and find something a little more than stock.
I do have a little wheeling background, I've previous owned a 99 Sahara TJ with a small lift that I've taken out on some novice to intermediate trails here in the Dallas area. So I'm not totally new to wheeling.
Here's where I need your help...
Where can you recommend to rent a jeep from?
Does anyone rent jeeps with a small lift and bigger tires?
What trails would you take an appropriate rental jeep?
And last of all, who's local that would be willing to meet up and show a Texan around the trails?
Maybe someone's will to let me girlfriend and I ride along with them and I'll cover gas on the trail... who knows.
I live in Durango (~1 hr west of Pagosa) and wouldn't mind wheeling with you. I also am curious where people say to rent (I've only lived here a few months) as a friend is coming up from Denver and wants to rent a Jeep too. I know you can rent Jeeps in Silverton and Ouray...not sure about Pagosa.
In Ouray I saw some rental Jeeps that have some lift and prob 33s. That setup will get you far in the San Juans as the trails aren't too difficult.
I have heard that rental companies will let you take the Jeeps just about anywhere except Black Bear and Poughkeepsie Gulch.
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