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Old 06-11-2013, 11:33 AM   #1
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Georgetown to Central City

David and I are heading up to Waldorf Mines Thursday the 27th. My questions are, 1) Anywhere else in Georgetown that I can get off roading in? And 2) I don't really want to take highway to Central City so I'm hoping someone has a back road I can take. Thinking scenic. Any help would be appreciated. I know in Georgetown we want to also hit some of the ghost mines and haunted spots, yea we're crazy like that.

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Old 06-11-2013, 12:26 PM   #2
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check out saxon mountain on the other side of georgetown

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Old 06-11-2013, 12:42 PM   #3
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Argentine Pass is just outside of Georgetown. It's on the way to Guanella Pass. It's an out and back trail. Some tight switchbacks and shelf roads. Not too technical. There are some abandoned mines up at the top. Check it out on traildamage.com
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There aren't many backroads that I know of that will link Gerorgetown to Central City, but you could always get off I70 in Idaho Springs and take Oh My God road from there to get into the trail system that links Idaho Springs to Central City. There are countless old mines and ghost towns out there to explore, and you can avoid at least part of the I70 stretch that way. I am trying to plan a run from Idaho Springs over to Nederland/Ward all on trails for later this summer...
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:47 PM   #5
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Thanx everyone .

Eboven: I have a height phobia, literally, so I can't drive or be a passenger on any road that I can't see the ground right next to me.
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:28 PM   #6
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JeepandMud - I wouldn't do Argentine Pass then. It has a rating of 5 on 'cliffs and ledges'
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Thanx everyone .

Eboven: I have a height phobia, literally, so I can't drive or be a passenger on any road that I can't see the ground right next to me.
Come on do black bear with us Amy. lol

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Old 06-11-2013, 05:03 PM   #8
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Yea no thank you Justin. Chad learned that when he and one other person took me back down the mountain on my first run with you all.
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:36 PM   #9
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Thanx everyone .

Eboven: I have a height phobia, literally, so I can't drive or be a passenger on any road that I can't see the ground right next to me.
You will probably want to skip Saxon mountain then. My wife had a panic attack coming off it last year.
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You will probably want to skip Saxon mountain then. My wife had a panic attack coming off it last year.
I went onto Trail damage and read in the description that people who are afraid of heights should skip this one . We have a few trials we may end up going on depending on how high the fire danger is.
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Spring Creek is in that area as well
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Thank you for the info. Any of the scenic trails I'm wanting to do and save the harder trails for when I have backup
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I will be in town a week from Friday and will be trying to do some higher rated trails like sidewinder and holy cross. Never done those but don't think there are height areas. I don't think you'd like the road going up to spring creek if you dislike heights. Tim
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I will be in town a week from Friday and will be trying to do some higher rated trails like sidewinder and holy cross. Never done those but don't think there are height areas. I don't think you'd like the road going up to spring creek if you dislike heights. Tim
Holy Cross doesn't have any shelf roads but its no cake walk. Expect to use your skid plates often.

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