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Unread 07-21-2011, 05:53 PM   #1
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[HELP] Scenic Jeep Trails

Hello Coloradins! Or is it Coloradians? Or what? I never knew...

Anywho, I'll be in CO the beginning of September to visit my dad for his birthday and we are looking for things to do. I'll have basically my whole family with me.

What I was wondering, is where there are some good trails that would show the beautiful Colorado landscape that everyone loves, but isn't too hard of a trail to go up... since my WJ is stock. Maybe even a good spot for a picnic or something. We'll be in the Great Downtown Denver area, so I know there's nowhere really near that, but I don't really want to drive to say, Durango or any distances like that.

So, any ideers?

Thanks for the help!

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Unread 07-21-2011, 06:05 PM   #2
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Argentine Pass - just out of Georgetown

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Unread 07-22-2011, 11:21 AM   #3
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That looks like a pretty fun trail. Any others?

Thanks in advance.
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Unread 07-22-2011, 11:34 AM   #4
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Old Fall River Road in Estes Park is nice - takes you to the top of Trail Ridge road. You can pass it in any SUV I'd think. Picnic area at the bottom. Other nice stuff to see in Rocky Mountain National Park. You can continue out the west end of RMNP and back to Denver thru Granby, Grand Lake, Winterpark and Berthoud Pass. Full day trip for sure.
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Unread 07-25-2011, 06:54 AM   #5
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X2 for Argentine Pass. You can also look at Switzerland Trail or Yankee Hill, really anything near Central City or Blackhawk (Area 3 of our Northern Colorado book)

That time of year should be wonderful up there
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Unread 07-25-2011, 09:08 AM   #6
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Pick up the FunTreks book, there are lots of easy trails with great views within a few hours of Denver.
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Unread 07-25-2011, 09:39 AM   #7
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X2 for Argentine Pass. You can also look at Switzerland Trail or Yankee Hill, really anything near Central City or Blackhawk (Area 3 of our Northern Colorado book)

That time of year should be wonderful up there
Awesome! Thank you for the ideas.

Also... love your site. I'm going to be spending a lot of time on there today. Haha. One thing though... you need more trails for Northern Utah. haha
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Pick up the FunTreks book, there are lots of easy trails with great views within a few hours of Denver.
Thanks for the tip. I'll look into it.
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Unread 08-29-2011, 05:08 PM   #8
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So... we're still trying to decide on stuff to do. Haha.

Who has done the Champion Mill drive? I watched a couple videos of it and the water looked pretty high. Would a stock WJ be able to handle that ok? And would the water be significantly lower in a week?
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Unread 08-29-2011, 08:14 PM   #9
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I was on halfmoon creek trail last weekend and the water crossings I went through(not all of them) were easily doable with a stock grand. I didn't go all the way to champion mill though.
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Unread 08-30-2011, 02:43 PM   #10
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saints john and deer trail near keystone is nice and stock friendly. i do that in my stock xterra.
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Unread 09-03-2011, 08:12 PM   #11
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saints john and deer trail near keystone is nice and stock friendly. i do that in my stock xterra.
Do you have any more info on the trail near Keystone? We're thinking of maybe going up that way.
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Unread 09-03-2011, 09:09 PM   #12
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How bad is argentine pass for a mostly stock Liberty? Looking to hit one or two trails this weekend, possibly Mosquito too?
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Unread 09-04-2011, 04:18 PM   #13
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How bad is argentine pass for a mostly stock Liberty? Looking to hit one or two trails this weekend, possibly Mosquito too?
both are easily do able.
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Unread 09-04-2011, 10:08 PM   #14
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Survived moquito pass today. Quite a few rigs going across it today. Got behind a fullsize dodge truck going up the east side. Old man driving it had a field day going around the big rock on the east side. Wife had a coronary,lol. Showed her pics of Independence and chinamans gulch, she decided some of you guys are insane. Think I see a lift kit coming for my birthday though!
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