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Old 07-08-2013, 09:07 PM   #31
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I am headed up that way in a few weeks. The wife and I hoonymooned up there in Ouray in 82 but we only had a Pinto back then. Went back a few times after we got our S10 Taho Blazer and went close to the top of Mt Sneffels. Now we have the Jeep and plan on doing even more. Need to be carefull as we dont have the lockers yet.

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I am headed up that way in a few weeks. The wife and I hoonymooned up there in Ouray in 82 but we only had a Pinto back then. Went back a few times after we got our S10 Taho Blazer and went close to the top of Mt Sneffels. Now we have the Jeep and plan on doing even more. Need to be carefull as we dont have the lockers yet.
The Alpine Loop is not a problem without lockers, stay off of Black Bear Pass and Poughkeepsie Gulch and I think you should be OK. Do be careful of the route from Hwy550 to the start of Engineer Pass.

Here is a good link to trails
TrailDamage.com - All Trails

Check out the Labor day weekend trip also.

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Why stay off Blackbear? We did last year with 3 Grand Cherokees and 2 TJ's. Mostly down hill and the only so called hard part is the switchbacks that take 2 or 3 point turns to get around. Rental jeeps do it all the time. Can do without lockers easily.
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Why stay off Blackbear? We did last year with 3 Grand Cherokees and 2 TJ's. Mostly down hill and the only so called hard part is the switchbacks that take 2 or 3 point turns to get around. Rental jeeps do it all the time. Can do without lockers easily.
This is one of the ones I have not yet done, and was told to do it with a locker and I wouldn't do it alone, not sure he is going with another vehicle. Not a good idea to do any of them alone, but I would do the Alpine loop, California Pass, Ophir, and even Imogene by myself.
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This is one of the ones I have not yet done, and was told to do it with a locker and I wouldn't do it alone, not sure he is going with another vehicle. Not a good idea to do any of them alone, but I would do the Alpine loop, California Pass, Ophir, and even Imogene by myself.
Ophir can be done in a car. I have done some of the others in a 4wd chevy pu but years ago and dont remember which ones. I wouldnt do bb alone but lockers are not needed, mostly common sense. Fun trip fo sho.
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Ophir can be done in a car. I have done some of the others in a 4wd chevy pu but years ago and dont remember which ones. I wouldnt do bb alone but lockers are not needed, mostly common sense. Fun trip fo sho.
And I am looking forward to it, I error on the conservative side if possible

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