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post #1 of 10 Old 04-24-2016, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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Visiting CO for mild off-road adventure. Can you recommend some trails?

Hey guys my name is Chance. I have been a member of JF since 06. Joined up when I got my first XJ at age 16. Fast forward 10 years and I now drive an 08 WK 4.7 with 2.25 inch lift and 32's. The reason I am posting is that I am trying to plan a trip for my cousin and I. He drives an XJ with 4.5" lift and 33's. Neither one of us has lockers and were just running AT tires. We really have no idea what to look for as far as trails go. I have looked at the maps of all the trails in CO but it is a bit over-whelming. I was hoping some of you could help me narrow down our selection. We don't want to try anything too crazy as we will be driving 10 hours each way for this trip, and and honestly we aren't that experienced. There isn't much here in IA in regards to wheeling.

Ideally we would like to hit a longer trail that would allow us to set up camp for the evening half way through the trail. Some scenery would be nice (again, were from IA lol). As I have already said we don't have the most capable rigs so nothing too extreme. I look forward to hearing from you guys.

Thanks for your time,
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post #2 of 10 Old 04-24-2016, 12:23 PM
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If you haven't already check out traildamage.com they have a ton of good info. I was looking for the same thing you are and found some really cool stuff on that website. I was hoping to wheel harder trails too but alas the roads and dirt that I've been on have been great so far. I've been going to places near pueblo. I'm not sure where you're wanting to end up here though
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If you haven't already check out traildamage.com they have a ton of good info. I was looking for the same thing you are and found some really cool stuff on that website. I was hoping to wheel harder trails too but alas the roads and dirt that I've been on have been great so far. I've been going to places near pueblo. I'm not sure where you're wanting to end up here though
Thanks for the link! I have not yet checked out that site but I will do so now. I'm hoping to find something as far East as possible, since I am coming from Iowa, but if it takes a little more driving to get to the perfect trails then so be it.

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....... I was hoping some of you could help me narrow down our selection. We don't want to try anything too crazy as we will be driving 10 hours each way for this trip, and and honestly we aren't that experienced. ........
Ideally we would like to hit a longer trail that would allow us to set up camp for the evening half way through the trail. Some scenery would be nice (again, were from IA lol). As I have already said we don't have the most capable rigs so nothing too extreme. I look forward to hearing from you guys.

Thanks for your time,
Chance
look at this guide book https://www.funtreks.com/guide-to-co...ls-3rd-edition


Also for a overnight trip 2 trails come to mind.
one will take you to Moab UT from Montrose CO It is a 166 miles of dirt county roads with a couple of towns (Nucla CO & Naturita CO) in the middle.

The other is the white rim trail in Canyonlands National Park (near Moab). it is about 90 miles long. there are camp site along it for those hiking it. I had planned to do this one last year buy it was blocked by a rock fall.

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post #5 of 10 Old 05-06-2016, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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What would the weather be like early to mid September?

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post #6 of 10 Old 05-07-2016, 06:47 AM
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What would the weather be like early to mid September?
Usually that time of year is very nice.....or you might get snowed on!

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Usually that time of year is very nice.....or you might get snowed on!
Colorado is rather difficult to predict. I'd say the odds of seeing significant snow is low compared to the odds of sun and warm weather. Possibly equally likely is a dusting of snow that doesn't really prevent you from doing much and melts in an hour or two. Still, early September would be better.
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post #8 of 10 Old 05-08-2016, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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Well it looks like we will be arriving Sept 9th around noon and leaving the 11th in the early afternoon.

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post #9 of 10 Old 06-16-2016, 10:30 PM
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Looks like we have nailed down a plan. September 3rd (saturday) we will be departing Lake City to head over Engineer, then Black Bear. Hoping to be able to get on Imogene and find a place to camp overnight. Then Sunday do Imogene and Cinnamon. Sound like a decent plan to those experienced with the area?
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