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post #1 of 9 Old 03-13-2013, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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Denver Trip & Want to wheel

I'm headed to Denver this summer (late July) for our company's national convention. Wheeling in Moab is on my bucket list. I am planning on flying out a day or two early to do some wheeling. Moab is still a bit of a haul from Denver and I'm sure there a lots of trails closer. Does anyone have suggestions on trails and or rental places?


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post #2 of 9 Old 03-13-2013, 05:43 PM
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I wouldn't suggest Moab in late July. April and May are perfect IMHO. Hotter than Heck. Check out www.traildamage.com to find some nearby trails that interest you, then search for a local rental place.
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How do the trails around Denver compare to Moab? I don't know if I'd forgive myself for being so close and not wheeling @ Moab!

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post #4 of 9 Old 03-15-2013, 08:45 AM
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You say you are flying out a few days early? Are you planning on renting a Jeep?
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I'll have a day and a half to "play". Looks like my flight is supposed to arrive in Denver by 10AM. Yes, looking to rent a car to drive from the airport and a jeep to do some wheeling.

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It's about a 5-6 hour drive to Moab from Denver. I think you will kick yourself if you don't allow yourself more days to play there. Moab is a LOT of slick-rock that is so fun to drive on. It's amazing out there. Almost like another planet! It's worth making it a separate vacation and spend at least a week there. Colorado has everything from dirt roads to massive rock crawling. Take your pick. It's all good!
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Jeep rentals in Frisco, 75 miles west of Denver on I-70. Some good trails in the area including Wheeler Lake [must do] and the Summit County network [North Fork of Swan, St John's/Wild Irishman Mine, Deer Creek, Radical Hill, Webster Pass and Red Cone.
Look these up on Trail Damage:
http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php

Frisco rentals:
http://breckenridgecolorado.whattodo...t-County/1054/

Going to Moab in your allotted time just wouldn't be reasonable.
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Jeep rentals in Frisco, 75 miles west of Denver on I-70. Some good trails in the area including Wheeler Lake [must do] and the Summit County network [North Fork of Swan, St John's/Wild Irishman Mine, Deer Creek, Radical Hill, Webster Pass and Red Cone.
Look these up on Trail Damage:
http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php

Frisco rentals:
http://breckenridgecolorado.whattodo...t-County/1054/

Going to Moab in your allotted time just wouldn't be reasonable.
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Agree 100% with Jim.

Have fun in Colorado and save Moab for another trip.
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Jeep rentals in Frisco, 75 miles west of Denver on I-70. Some good trails in the area including Wheeler Lake [must do] and the Summit County network [North Fork of Swan, St John's/Wild Irishman Mine, Deer Creek, Radical Hill, Webster Pass and Red Cone.
Look these up on Trail Damage:
http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php

Frisco rentals:
http://breckenridgecolorado.whattodo...t-County/1054/

Going to Moab in your allotted time just wouldn't be reasonable.
Jim
I agree with this. Stay in the area there are a lot of great trails with great views around this area. Post up in here as you get close to get some trips planned with us locals. We will all be glad to show you around the area. I know I will be glad to show a few of my favorite trails around there.
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