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Unread 11-20-2008, 08:45 PM   #61
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I didn't want to leave Ouray.

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Unread 11-20-2008, 09:39 PM   #62
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Are any of these trails open in the winter? I was thinking of flying out in Jan/Feb and renting a Rubicon for the week.
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Unread 11-20-2008, 11:12 PM   #63
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No, I'm pretty sure all the trails we went on are covered in 10 to 20 feet of snow all winter. Here's a really helpful website that follows the trail conditions. http://www.bushducks.com/tripreps/passopen.htm
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Unread 11-21-2008, 11:29 AM   #64
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Just another forum member here saying I enjoyed reading your report. Thanks for sharing.

The pictures are stunning, the jeeps are nice, and the gals are attractive and like to camp....congratulations on being a lucky fella...
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Unread 11-25-2008, 02:14 PM   #65
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No, I'm pretty sure all the trails we went on are covered in 10 to 20 feet of snow all winter. Here's a really helpful website that follows the trail conditions. http://www.bushducks.com/tripreps/passopen.htm
Thanks for the link (and the awesome pics, again)!
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Unread 11-25-2008, 04:43 PM   #66
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Man! I miss Colorado, Nice pics.
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Unread 11-26-2008, 12:34 AM   #67
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great pics and writeup...it looks like you guys really did your homework, having sleds for the dunes, now that's good. just wondering where did y'all start out from when in colorado and do the passes all meet with each other, i mean, didya stay on the offroad sections the whole trip or didya have to take roads from one to the other?
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Unread 11-26-2008, 07:25 AM   #68
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We started in Lake City on Cinnamon Pass. We did not stay on the trails the whole time, and were on asphault for at least a little bit each day. If you wanted to you could stay off the asphault for a couple days if you stayed around the alpine loop between Lake City and Ouray. There's lots of smaller trails that branch off the alpine loop that could keep you busy. But to get to Black Bear Pass or Imogene Pass you'd have to get on the highway for a bit.
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Unread 11-26-2008, 10:17 AM   #69
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I didn't want to leave Ouray.

I think I want to MOVE to Ouray...
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Unread 11-27-2008, 04:55 AM   #70
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Wow!!! great vacation.Thanks for sharing.Wheeling in colorado is definately at the top of my "to do" list.
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Unread 11-28-2008, 09:34 AM   #71
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There are 3 places most Jeepers should try to wheel...
Ouray- Silverton.
Moab.
Rubicon.

I've done the 1st 2.

Overlook point on Engineer pass is just wow! Black Bear pass looking down...another wow!
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Unread 11-28-2008, 07:51 PM   #72
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ok it's 2300 miles from ft lauderdale to ouray.

at 14mpg, thats 650 in gas not including what i'd use while out there. :sadnana:
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Unread 11-29-2008, 06:15 PM   #73
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talk about pucker factor
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Unread 12-05-2008, 11:55 AM   #74
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Glad to see people come up and enjoy the mountains. One week is not enough......two weeks is better, if you can stand to camp that long. We moved to Montrose, Colo. 3 1/2 years ago (from Ft. Worth, Texas)........which puts us 35 miles North of Ouray. Summer weekends are spent doing trails and camping. It's like being on vacation all summer long. Winters are boring.......don't ski or anything.

Will have to wait until I have 25 posts to show everybody pics. Have tons, both summer and winter pics. Next time you come up I can show you some trails that aren't on the map.

Later, Terry
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Unread 12-05-2008, 12:17 PM   #75
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No, I'm pretty sure all the trails we went on are covered in 10 to 20 feet of snow all winter. Here's a really helpful website that follows the trail conditions. http://www.bushducks.com/tripreps/passopen.htm

Sometimes even more than that. Bushducks is a good place to get info, but I also check the forest service site, and there is a road condition site on the Ouray Co website its pretty much up to date, since alot of the rental and tour bus places depend on the trails being open.


Forest Service site:

http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/sanjuan/cond...s/passes.shtml

Ouray site:

http://www.ouraycolorado.com/Jeep+Road+Conditions
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