Moab Trails I've done: Onion Creek, Long Canyon, Dome Plateau, Top of The World (2), Fins-N-Things (2), Poison Spider,
Golden Spike, Gold Bar Rim, Hell's Revenge (2), Baby Lion Back, Cliff Hanger, Moab Rim, Kane Creek Canyon, Strike Ravine
As far as going to the Alpine Tunnel, you can get there by Hancock Pass or from Pitkin (from Gunnison). I'd like to go back to that area, and next time, I want to have a small trailer for camping gear. I'll probably reach it by Pitkin. Hancock Pass has a lot of lose rock and is rough, but no large rocks. As long as you have four-wheel low you can get over Hancock Pass. At the top of the pass when I was there, a couple guys with a stock full size pickup where up there.
As far as Tincup, the north side has larger rocks and is also rough. The south side seems to be how most people get to the top. It has less rocks and as I mentioned has a lot of ruts from spring run-off.
Mount Zion was simply a matter of having four-wheel low and a dry trail to get to the top. (I loved this trail!)
All of the trails I ran were not rated higher then 4 out of 10 by traildamage.com. I wouldn't be comfortable going too much higher since I'm always on my own. There are usually other four-wheel drives on these trails (mostly ATVs actually), but I don't want to push getting stuck or breaking something. I do have a winch, but up above tree line there isn't much to winch too.
This morning I climbed under the Jeep and gave it a close look. My new transmission cooler, the sensor wires were damp with transmission fluid, but other then that, I didn't break anything.
Colorado is one of the best trips I have ever been on. We spent a week camping and hiking at Snowmass Mountain and it was the most beautiful place I have ever been too. Thanks for posting up the picks, it makes me really want to go back there! of course if I go back, Georgia may never see me again!
Great pics Grogie...The first part of your trip, well really up to Frisco, my wife and I ran the exact same trails last summer...it was beautiful and we loved it
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Thanks for sharing. My brother and I drove his jeep from Charleston, SC to LA when he moved out there and I wish we could have done a trail like this along the way. Skiing Vail wasn't a bad consolation though!