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Old 06-27-2012, 07:52 PM   #1
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A weekend wheeling trip with the family

Hey guys, so I have some family coming into town this weekend, and I want to take a few of them up some good trails and show them the real Colorado. I live in Rollinsville, so I'd like to keep it somewhat close to there, and there will be a young one along, so I don't want to get my stock TJ into too much trouble. I have run Mammoth gulch, Rollins Pass East, and most of Kingston peak and Jenny creek; I'd like to try something new in the area this time.

What trails would you guys recommend to me? I've been looking at traildamage.com and Loch Lomond as well as Chinns Lake look pretty appealing to me, but I figure there have to be some favorites in the area that you all like running. I'd love to get up as high as possible, run past a scenic lake at some point, and most of all, have some fun with my TJ.

Also, if anyone else is interested, I will probably be doing this on Saturday (6/30); I would love to get a chance to mingle a bit with any fellow Jeepers in the area.

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Old 06-27-2012, 08:12 PM   #2
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Hey guys, so I have some family coming into town this weekend, and I want to take a few of them up some good trails and show them the real Colorado. I live in Rollinsville, so I'd like to keep it somewhat close to there, and there will be a young one along, so I don't want to get my stock TJ into too much trouble. I have run Mammoth gulch, Rollins Pass East, and most of Kingston peak and Jenny creek; I'd like to try something new in the area this time.

What trails would you guys recommend to me? I've been looking at traildamage.com and Loch Lomond as well as Chinns Lake look pretty appealing to me, but I figure there have to be some favorites in the area that you all like running. I'd love to get up as high as possible, run past a scenic lake at some point, and most of all, have some fun with my TJ.

Also, if anyone else is interested, I will probably be doing this on Saturday (6/30); I would love to get a chance to mingle a bit with any fellow Jeepers in the area.
Both Chinns Lake and Loch Lomond are favorites of mine and you will be fine in your stocker.

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Old 06-28-2012, 12:02 AM   #3
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I live in Rollinsville, so I'd like to keep it somewhat close to there, and there will be a young one along, so I don't want to get my stock TJ into too much trouble. I have run Mammoth gulch, Rollins Pass East, and most of Kingston peak and Jenny creek; I'd like to try something new in the area this time.
Not sure if it is within the range you want to travel, but off Squaw Pass just below Mt. Evans and Echo lake there is a sweet trail that wonders through Devils Canyon. It's forest road 246.1 (Devils Canyon) - trail map here - find where Echo lake is and follow Squaw Pass (103) north you'll see the Devils Canyon. Traildamage link to Devils Canyon. Some pretty country and some wonderful areas to explore. Ran it a few times last year in my stock Sport taking family and friends through the canyon. There is one really fun section that is fun to crawl down...I call it a rock river as it is just rocks you meander down (stock can easily handle as long as you are slow). If you follow and track to 246.1B that branches off there is a gorgeous Aspen lined spot that forms a canopy over the trail that offers some great photo opportunity. It stops and you have to turn around and climb a pretty good accent. Lots of areas to stop and picnic as well.
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