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post #1 of 12 Old 07-29-2012, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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Question Heading to the San Juan Mountains

I have some questions for the Colorado Jeeper's.

My friends and I are from Prescott Arizona and where thinking of taking a week long 4wheeling/camping trip to the San Juan Mountains next year. This year we went to Moab and had a blast. We are thinking of the San Juan's for next year trip, some of us has been through there but never spent a hole lot of time out there so we have some questions for all of you,

1. We will be heading out there in August, what will the temperatures be like?

2. What would be a good location to camp? Some of us will be bringing RV's and others will have tents

3. Is there any permits we need to buy? (off-road, camping, fishing, fire, ect)

4. What are some good trails to take? (we like scenery with adventure)

5. Dose anyone have any pics or videos they would like to share?

6. What input do you have for us?


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post #2 of 12 Old 07-29-2012, 10:03 PM
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Look in the ouray/telluride area. Just did black bear pass and Imogene among many others. Ouray has lots of tent and RV spots. No permits required
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post #3 of 12 Old 08-01-2012, 01:25 PM
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1. Lower elevations will be 80's-90's for highs 60's for lows, higher elevations will be 70's-80's for highs could get as low as 40's for lows.

2. Too many options to list. KOA in Ouray is good, many forest service campgrounds would work too.

3. Fishing and OHVs

4. Look at the Ouray/Telluride area. Get this book http://www.funtreks.com/index.php?It...t_product_id=3

5. http://s218.photobucket.com/albums/c...August%202008/

6. Stay the Trail
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post #4 of 12 Old 08-01-2012, 02:10 PM
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www.TrailDamage.com is also readily available for trail info. Hit the google map so you can zoom to s/w Colorado for those trails.

http://www.traildamage.com/google_colorado.php
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post #5 of 12 Old 08-01-2012, 02:48 PM
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I have some questions for the Colorado Jeeper's.




5. Dose anyone have any pics or videos they would like to share?
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We are heading out next Friday, on the trails Sat.

Here is last years video of photos out of hundreds of photos.

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post #6 of 12 Old 08-03-2012, 06:47 AM
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All good points so far August really is one of the best times of year to visit the area. It may be a little busy (especially popular places like Yankee Boy Basin and Lake City), but very much worth it!
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post #7 of 12 Old 08-03-2012, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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WOW .... thanks guys

Thank you for all the info

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post #8 of 12 Old 08-03-2012, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Hey h2ogun where was that at? I'm thinking that's where we need to go

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post #9 of 12 Old 08-03-2012, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks newracer i love seeing the old stamping mills, that's something I all was go out of my way to see (old towns, mill's & mine's)

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post #10 of 12 Old 08-03-2012, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Never mind h2ogun just noticed it said on the top left corner of the video

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post #11 of 12 Old 08-08-2012, 06:00 AM
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Hey h2ogun where was that at? I'm thinking that's where we need to go
Mostly out of Ouray, ............somewhat the order:

Governors Basin, Mineral Creek, Engineer's Pass, Cinnamon Pass, Animus Forks, California Gulch, California pass, Lake Como, Hurricane Pass, Corkscrew Pass, Imogene Pass, Last Dollar Trail, Black Bear Pass, Opher Pass, Poughkeepse Gulch, Stony Pass.

Just Got back last night with a busted jeep (shroud through radiator), Hardly any snow, figures as it was a "light" snow year last winter.
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post #12 of 12 Old 08-08-2012, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Yep, the snow season sucked and so-fare the monsoon season is sucking just as bad.

The Black Bear Pass looked scary as hell, I checked that one out on YouTube, that sucks about you radiator I did the same thing 2 years ago.

Thank you for the info, my friends and I have decided to plan this trip for next year

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