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Unread 03-14-2013, 05:23 PM   #16
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If anyone is heading out to Grand Junction, go south to Gateway Canyon, from there you can find more undisturbed trails then there are days in summer. As far as history goes, it is full of mining, fur, and indian history.

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Unread 03-20-2013, 03:22 PM   #17
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If anybody could tell me some awesome places to check out that'd be great, I'm from Virginia and new to the area but also big on history.
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Unread 03-20-2013, 06:18 PM   #18
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I'm going on a trip with 4 other wranglers to Ouray july 3rd-7th 2013 any are welcome to join you just need to arrange your own hotel stays. There's also Lots of camping. Amazing place if you don't know about the area please look it up. Its not called "The Switzerland of America" for no reason. Huge mining history. More inactive mines than you can count. Huge amount of trails. I went last summer and can't wait to go back.
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Unread 03-20-2013, 08:18 PM   #19
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If anybody could tell me some awesome places to check out that'd be great, I'm from Virginia and new to the area but also big on history.
Do you have a specific area that you want to explore? What kind of rig? Looking for scenic, hard core, or something in the middle?

Have you visited www.traildamage.com? It has lots of great info on trails.
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Unread 03-21-2013, 09:33 AM   #20
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Do you have a specific area that you want to explore? What kind of rig? Looking for scenic, hard core, or something in the middle?

Have you visited www.traildamage.com? It has lots of great info on trails.
More Northern CO if possible, I go to school in Laramie so I don't have a terrible amount of free time. Also I have a 2 door XJ, 6.5" inchens of lift and 33's, no lockers either so I'm thinking scenic and like a inbetween.
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Unread 11-25-2015, 03:17 AM   #21
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My family were the owners of caribou ranch up until recently. I've been all over caribou, blue bird, Switzerland trail, etc.
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Unread 01-14-2016, 07:30 PM   #22
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History facts:
1) The town of Tincup (in Taylor Park, at the base/west side of Tincup Pass) has 5 cemeteries. One for each religion of the area at the time and then a "miscelanious" cemetery for everyone else.
Old thread, but I had to respond that I did not know that? I rode with family over Tincup Pass for the second time last summer. Boy, that trail was rougher then it was in 2012 when I earlier drove my Jeep over it. A local told us it was being let go to discourage ATVs?

Anyway, I'll have to find the cemeteries as I may go through again next summer. Thanks for the information as that's interesting. Life was certainly rougher back then.

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My family were the owners of caribou ranch up until recently. I've been all over caribou, blue bird, Switzerland trail, etc.
That's tough! Miss it? My family (grandparents) use to have a ranch and it's been long gone from the family. Eventually everyone wanted their piece of it so it was sold.
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Unread 01-14-2016, 08:43 PM   #23
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If you find the quadrangles of colorado by Glenn Scott you will be sitting on a gold mine of co. history. They show forts, tent cities, towns, stage coach stops..ect along with indian trade routes, wagon roads, rr routes and other historic trails.
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Unread 01-18-2016, 08:56 AM   #24
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Old thread, but I had to respond that I did not know that? I rode with family over Tincup Pass for the second time last summer. Boy, that trail was rougher then it was in 2012 when I earlier drove my Jeep over it. A local told us it was being let go to discourage ATVs?

Anyway, I'll have to find the cemeteries as I may go through again next summer. Thanks for the information as that's interesting. Life was certainly rougher back then.
I love the Gunnison/Pitkin/Tincup area, and I too find the Tincup cemetery interesting.

A little reading if interested...
http://cozine.com/1996-october/tincu...f-four-knolls/
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Unread 01-19-2016, 05:33 PM   #25
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I love the Gunnison/Pitkin/Tincup area, and I too find the Tincup cemetery interesting.

A little reading if interested...
http://cozine.com/1996-october/tincu...f-four-knolls/
Thanks!

And okay, this is kind of funny...

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...and a fourth knoll, Boot Hill, for nondenominational burials and violent deaths.
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Unread 01-27-2016, 11:23 AM   #26
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Above Central City you will find 5 different cemeteries also.
One for each religion and one for the Masons.
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