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Old 06-23-2012, 11:07 AM   #1
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Telluride-Ouray Area Trails

Yeah, Black Bear was more than a bit scary, especially since I am new to trail driving. I did that on the second day. I have never seen a more beautiful and accessible area in the US. What a amazing trip!

Trails/roads included: Imogene Pass, Black Bear Pass, Ophir Pass, Engineer Pass, Cinnamon Pass, Mineral Creek, Alta Lakes, Last Dollar Road, and part of Poughkeepsie. At one point, it was too much to take my stock Rubi on without other vehicles nearby. Link to a few of the pictures I took.

Telluride-Ouray Jeep Vacation June 2012 pictures by FlyerPics - Photobucket
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:10 AM   #2
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A few more, though the link has more pictures...
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Great pics!
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Beautiful area.
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colo.trails

Been there done that!!
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:28 PM   #6
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I'd like to go back and also explore the offshoot trails off the Engineer Pass area. I love the Alpine trails. That whole area area is so relaxing and beautiful. Apparently, Ralph Lauren's ranch is between Montrose and Telluride. We did not spot it.
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that house is astonishing ! ! I would never be able to sleep again but the insomniac views would be breathtaking
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Awesome pics! We are going to silverton next week and gonna take ophir pass. First trip with the new jku!
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Thanks for the photos. Can't wait till I see this myself in a couple of months.
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Silverton tomorrow!!!! I'm so ready hope I get to do it all.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:57 PM   #11
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Silverton tomorrow!!!! I'm so ready hope I get to do it all.
Did you make it? Im going monday.... Getting antsy....
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stony pass

You can do stony pass,out of Silverton and its nearly 50 miles of mtn.roads over to creede co.
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nice pics, That's Otto Mear's chalet. he built the toll road and collected tolls there. I went last week.

As for the trails:

Black Bear - good as always
Imogene (travel West to East0 did it both ways.
Pookeepsie Gulch. Difficult, everyone needed winching on the obstacle.
Engineers
California- Beautiful (especially Lake Como)
Ophir - easy, not as good as the rest.
Cinnamon - easy, not as good as the rest.
Governors Basin - one of my favorites

You can do all of these (except Pookeepsie) on a stock JK . If you have
stock SR-A's, or Bridgestone Duelers, you might get tire damage on sharp rocks.


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You can go to garmins site and download Basecamp, them Mapsource to a PC. Then go to:
GPSFileDepot - Colorado Garmin Compatible Maps

to download maps. You can place them on a Garmin GPS (like a Nuvi 50)

They have resolution to 80' on most of them.

Read trail overviews at:
TrailDamage.com - All Trails

to see if you are up for the trail.
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that house is astonishing ! ! I would never be able to sleep again but the insomniac views would be breathtaking
The house is actually a hydro-electric power plant built to supply electricity to Telluride below. It is on the Historical Register and a private residence now, but all the equipment is still in place.
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nice pics, That's Otto Mear's chalet. he built the toll road and collected tolls there. I went last week.

As for the trails:

Black Bear - good as always
Imogene (travel West to East0 did it both ways.
Pookeepsie Gulch. Difficult, everyone needed winching on the obstacle.
Engineers
California- Beautiful (especially Lake Como)
Ophir - easy, not as good as the rest.
Cinnamon - easy, not as good as the rest.
Governors Basin - one of my favorites

You can do all of these (except Pookeepsie) on a stock JK . If you have
stock SR-A's, or Bridgestone Duelers, you might get tire damage on sharp rocks.


Tip:
You can go to garmins site and download Basecamp, them Mapsource to a PC. Then go to:
GPSFileDepot - Colorado Garmin Compatible Maps

to download maps. You can place them on a Garmin GPS (like a Nuvi 50)

They have resolution to 80' on most of them.

Read trail overviews at:
TrailDamage.com - All Trails

to see if you are up for the trail.
If you get a chance, once a year the Telluride Rotary 4X4 Club does BlackBear Backwards, from town up to the summit. The forrest service closes the pass at the summit till the group gets up. Going up the switchbacks and the steps is fun.

Poughkeepsie can be done from South to North going down the steep spot without a winch. Just did it.
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I'd like to go back and also explore the offshoot trails off the Engineer Pass area. I love the Alpine trails. That whole area area is so relaxing and beautiful. Apparently, Ralph Lauren's ranch is between Montrose and Telluride. We did not spot it.
His ranch is just outside Ridgway toward Telluride on the South side.
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Great info in this thread! We just got back from South Fork, stayed at Tucker Ponds campsite last month and had a blast. We did go to Creede but didn't do any trails over there. We had my wife's 01 TJ (5.5 RE long arm with 33's, winch) and did Elwood pass. Had a blast and this was the wife's first experience into 4-wheelin. She loved it. Loved it so much that we are planning on making Tucker Ponds our annual family vacation spot. She has been looking at Black Bear pass and she is not sure she is able to handle that. I figure with some more seat time she will be good to go. Planning on doing that area next year when we go up.
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We did engineer, california gulch and pass, hurricane gulch and pass, ophir pass and we went into clear lake in july... Absolutely awesome... Highly recommend it
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I cant wait to go there!!! OMG Colorado is beautiful
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Beautiful pics, but where's the pic of your jeep?
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:12 PM   #21
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I thought my Jeep popped up in several pics.....
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Man ,,Awesome pics. I need to go west someday. I live near Syracuse NY and the furthest west I have been is Niagara Falls 3 hours away. If I die without seeing the grand canyon I will be pissed.
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Just got back from the Marble, Crested Butte, Aspen areas. Awesome trails too...and scenery was stunning. Most of my pics are on my home Mac so here are two. I know where my local vacations are going to be taken.
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If you get a chance, once a year the Telluride Rotary 4X4 Club does BlackBear Backwards, from town up to the summit. The forrest service closes the pass at the summit till the group gets up. Going up the switchbacks and the steps is fun.

Poughkeepsie can be done from South to North going down the steep spot without a winch. Just did it.
About what time of year do all of these roads open up? Late summer or is it sometime on the spring?
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All depends on the snowfall. Two years ago, Black Bear didn't open due to snow still on the trail. This year, it was open before the 4th of July.

They try to get as many of the trails as possible open by the 4th of July. I usually wait till the end of July.

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