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Old 08-23-2013, 11:45 AM   #1
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colorado springs trails

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coming to Colorado Springs to visit son ,Staying in woodland park.

Can anyone recommend some Jeep trails for a stock 13 JK Sport.we are looking to get up into the mountains and view the scenery,maybe explore some old mines or ghosttowns,do some hiking, etc.

The Jeep is still on the base 16" tires,we will be by ourself so would not want to rough of a trail.

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Old 08-23-2013, 11:59 AM   #2
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How long are you willing to drive to get there?

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Old 08-23-2013, 12:13 PM   #3
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something that would make a good day trip.Would rather stay close to woodlandpark,but if there are better areas with a couple of hours or so of road time that would work also.

Last year we rented a jeep in Salida,CO and had a good time.
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:38 PM   #4
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Bull park is good. Saran Wrap is good or you could go to Hackett or Metberry gulch. You can YouTube them to see people that have done it.
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I live in woodland park, and china wall or the gulches is the closest, china wall has some rocks to play on, and the gulches is super scenic ESP metberry gulch
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With at stock Sport, I personally would stay away from Saran Wrap and maybe even China Wall (if you go with someone to CW, you could do most of it and there are bypasses if you think it is to rough).

Schubarth Road is right in the back yard for Woodland park and you could run it solo with no worries. You can get some good views of the Air Force Academy from the back side. The other trail that is close by that I'd do solo in a stock Jeep would be Mt. Baldy. It gets narrow in one spot, but there are not big or hard obstacles. Some nice view on that one as well.

No ghost towns near by (that I know of). When are you going to be here, we could always setup a run to show you around.
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Old 08-27-2013, 12:07 PM   #7
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thanks for everyones advice.we will be there this weekend visting son will hit some of the trails suggested.
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Let us know when and where you are going. Maybe we can join up
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:17 AM   #9
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We coming this weekend.would be offroading Sunday and or Monday.

Have to talk more with son as to what we will be doing ,but if yall are going wheeling he may want to join you.

I am pretty sure he does not want to get into too rough of a trail yet as his Jeep is new and he is on the little stock tires and no rocker guards etc.

There are four of us myself ,wife,daughter,son.

we are flying in on Thurs.

Metberry Gulch sounds cool,is it too bad for his Jeep.

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Also Schubart Road and Mt.Baldy sounds like trails we should do.
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Also Schubart Road and Mt.Baldy sounds like trails we should do.
I just did Schubert road on Sunday. Very easy trail, stock jeep will not have any problem. The trail is narrow so passing might be the only challenge. We could also go up old stage road and do a few back there except for Eagle Rock and Saran Wrap.
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I've done Schubert three times and never ran into any other vehicles to have to pass once in the trail proper... it does not seem to get ran very often.
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:27 AM   #13
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Thanks for the info.we just got back from a great Colorado trip.We did not have internet in cabin, so could not reply sooner.

Sunday went to eleven mile canyon,did a little fishing and sight seeing. drove up wagon tongue road ( I think that was the name)

Went by the fossel park.Drove to cripple creek and took predator road which was a nice drive on a dirt road,then made our way back to woodland park.

Monday went to Metberry Gulch.really enjoyed the trail.followed a wrangler and a land cruiser into trail.They helped son out on some lines,it was nice watching someone else go off the big rock first to see line.

The trail was really senic,and about the right level of difficulty for son to learn about offroading without getting into too much.

Son is really happy with his Jk and got some good experience.

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