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Unread 01-30-2011, 12:40 PM   #1
mike85nelson
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Trails close to Denver for beginner?

I'm looking for trails that are not too far from Denver that are good to learn on

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Unread 01-30-2011, 01:32 PM   #2
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There are trails all over that are good to learn. go to www.traildamage.com they have a list of all trails in colorado and have them rated. If you want to go some time I am always up for a trail run when I am home. I am a truck driver so not always home bur given enough warning and I can get home.
Just wondering why are you looking for denver area you profile says you live in trinidad, co?
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Unread 01-30-2011, 02:14 PM   #3
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Thanks for the site I'll definitely check it out. I just moved to Denver a couple weeks ago. I gotta change my profile

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There are trails all over that are good to learn. go to www.traildamage.com they have a list of all trails in colorado and have them rated. If you want to go some time I am always up for a trail run when I am home. I am a truck driver so not always home bur given enough warning and I can get home.
Just wondering why are you looking for denver area you profile says you live in trinidad, co?
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Unread 01-30-2011, 02:22 PM   #4
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TONS of awesome trails from beginner to some KOH stuff around here.

check out this link so you can get a visual idea on some of the trails in colorado also trail damage is a great site

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f123/...videos-408186/
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Unread 01-30-2011, 03:28 PM   #5
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I'm in the Denver area as well.
I'm sure once the white stuff starts to melt off, we'll head out and find something.
I don't have years of experience either, so I still consider myself a novice. But who you go with can make all the difference.
Coney Flatts and MSV are relatively close and not difficult.
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Unread 01-31-2011, 06:38 AM   #6
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Idaho Springs area is riddled with easy trails and some harder ones as well!!
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Unread 04-07-2011, 01:13 PM   #7
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Thanks for that traildamage site. Very nice.

Almost just a rotor change and t-case skid away from my first time on trails
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Unread 04-07-2011, 07:19 PM   #8
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I second traildamage site. I use it quite often to check out trails. 7 mile up north is also an easy trail, brunce School road is also. I ran it with my 95 Explorer on 32s in 2wd. even Slaughterhouse is fairly easy.

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Unread 04-07-2011, 07:25 PM   #9
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Ya know one of my favorites is a pretty easy but has some good areas to test yourself and A LOT of spurs to explore is, Devils Canyon. Its on Trail Damage as welll I have been going there for god only knows how long some good camping and the places to test yourself are easily backed down or whatever without having to worry.

Its up 103 (2nd exit) of idaho springs Mt.Evans road but unfortunately that never opens till june 15th
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Unread 04-07-2011, 08:46 PM   #10
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Some more easy trails include Pickle Gulch, Johnny Park Rd. and Pierson Park Rd. Pole Hill and Devil's Canyon are also fun. I'll be willing to run alll of them again this summer. Can't wait for summer! Just make sure to go with at least one other vehicle, especially if this is your first time out in Colorado because spotting might be necessary (in addition to the unknown circumstances).
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Unread 04-15-2011, 11:23 PM   #11
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i live in littleton. i've been to slaughter house a couple times. it is pretty easy
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Unread 04-16-2011, 08:59 AM   #12
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Kingston Peak is a classic. Goes from Alice (up from Idaho Springs) to Rollinsville (down from Nederland).
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Unread 04-18-2011, 05:29 AM   #13
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Kingston Peak will also take you over to Central City(Columbine campground) or back to Yankee Hill. I call it "the loop". This is my backyard, love it. BTW, the man who started the "Rock house" on the way to Kingston, (overlooks Loch Lomond) died a few months ago, RIP Rudy!!! He was a true Jeeper!
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Unread 05-15-2011, 01:04 PM   #14
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I live in Englewood and am always looking for new people to wheel with. I drive an XJ with 5.5 inches lift, stock gears and open diffs. Let's put together a plan and explore this summer! Gas prices are crazy and I have been looking for some new trails close to Denver. Have wheeled around Central City for ten years now, but ready for some new stuff. Brother has a Jeep built similar to mine and will be up to go too!
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Unread 05-15-2011, 02:12 PM   #15
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I am in littleton off of C-470 and Ken Caryl. i have a blue cherokee with a 4.5 inch lift and 31's
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