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Unread 08-08-2011, 02:01 PM   #1
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Colorado Trail recomendations

Several of us "flatlanders" have a trip to Colorado and Utah planned for early September. We are staying in Silverthorne and Dillon. We are looking at the Leadville and Breckenridge areas. If you only had a few days in the area what would be your must see/do trails?

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Unread 08-08-2011, 02:06 PM   #2
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redcone, deer creek, webster, saintsjohn, swan mountain, argentine, devils canyon. man the list can go on and on. what days you planning, i would love to be a tour guide
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Unread 08-08-2011, 02:14 PM   #3
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10th, 11th, and maybe half a day on the 12th. If you can swing it feel free to join us for the weekend or however long you can.

Of the 8 Jeeps that are going I believe that 2 of them are nearly stock. I have wheeled with everyone but these 2.
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Unread 08-08-2011, 02:19 PM   #4
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check out www.traildamage.com for trails and ratings. stock can do just fine on almost all of those trails in that area. look for trails around the clear creek area
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Unread 08-08-2011, 02:29 PM   #5
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Thanks, I have been using that already. Will look into the Clear Creek area also.
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Unread 08-08-2011, 02:54 PM   #6
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Yea the Summit network which includes Deer Creek, St.John's and Wild Irishman Mine, North and Middle Forks of the Swan and the west half of Georgia Pass [closed because of washout].
Also Wheeler Lake is a fantastic trail. A bit rough but doable for stockers. It is just south of Breckenridge.
Redcone would require some driving to access the south end but puts you back in your area via Webster Pass. Redcone has to be done from the south to north because of the very steep northside. Just ran it the other day.
Peru Creek and it's offshoots are in the area also.
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Near Leadville is the Ptarmigan Pass/McAllister Gulch loop. A bunch of fun and stocker friendly.
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Unread 08-08-2011, 11:06 PM   #7
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Wheeler and Red Cone
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Just S. of Breck. between Alma & Fairplay there's Mosquito Pass/Birdseye Gulch that goes over to Leadville. Also off of Shrine Pass which is accessed from the top of Vail Pass is Lime ck., Mallister Gulch and Ptarmigan Gulch. All of which is doable in stock trim and scenic.
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Just S. of Breck. between Alma & Fairplay there's Mosquito Pass/Birdseye Gulch that goes over to Leadville. Also off of Shrine Pass which is accessed from the top of Vail Pass is Lime ck., Mallister Gulch and Ptarmigan Gulch. All of which is doable in stock trim and scenic.
mosquito is still closed due to snow. i can be done if you winch your way up, or so ive been told. this was mosquito as of a few weeks ago, it was still 5ft in areas and very hard packed.
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Unread 08-11-2011, 09:58 AM   #10
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Thanks for the suggestions. I think we are going to do Boreas Pass, Red Cone, Webster Pass, Radical Hill, Swan River for the first day. I'm not sure we will head to the Clear Creek area or not.
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Corrected a mistake in my other post - the west half of Georgia Pass is closed due to washed-out areas. As of the date of those pictures there is still one huge snow drift blocking the south side of Webster Pass. It's just below the top of Webster right where the Red Cone decent ends.
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So can you get off Red Cone and still head west on Webster? Or do you have to head back east on Webster?
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So can you get off Red Cone and still head west on Webster? Or do you have to head back east on Webster?
when you come off of webster you have to head towards montezuma
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That is what I wanted to know. Thanks.
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Unread 08-11-2011, 04:21 PM   #15
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when you come down off of webster take a left turn on the main road which will take you to deer creek. once at the top of there take swan mountain and the north fork to saints john, that will take you back down to montezuma. all can be done easily in a day and lots of mountains goats on deer creek
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