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Old 06-15-2011, 07:48 AM   #1
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Going to Colorado

Hey everyone, I live in Illinois and was thinking of going to colorado this weekend. My boys have never seen a mountain and I have some time off from work so I figured what the heck let's go to Colorado. I'm looking for suggestions as to where to go, trails etc. My wrangler is is a stock jk and I have no experience rock crawling but have done trails, mud and some minor water crossings.
So I'm asking all you wonderful experienced jeepers out there for suggestions on where to go out there. Good trails that aren't too technical, trails that show off the beauty of the mountains etc. Thanks for the help.

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Old 06-15-2011, 09:15 AM   #2
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Welcome to Colorado! Enjoy your visit. Please don't stay.
(just kidding).

The really super-cool higher up trails are snowed under still, and will be until mid to late July. The backroad paved passes are opening up. Trailridge road is now open (goes thru Rocky Mountain park, and is the highest paved pass in Colorado). Not offroading, but great views, wonderful drive.

I'd recommend traildamage.com as a great site to look at the various trails, reviews and ratings.

Then, I'd recommend Bushducks page where they help all of us keep up on trail closures and opens.

I'd recommend colorado4x4.org for immediate help from local offroaders. They can be a bit standoffish to newbies, but they will help.

And, once you get a better idea where you're going, let me know, and I can make some suggestions. Colorado is a big state. It's about nine hours from my house to the southwestern corner.

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where in colorado are you heading, theirs alot of trails up here some might be two far of a drive for you so give a little more info and id love to help out
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:59 AM   #4
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Thanks for the responses guys. I'm thinking about the aspen area. Websites are awesome help. Thanks again.
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Yea I don't know any light trails up there. Have a fun trip
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:30 PM   #6
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Where are your favorite places to go. I'm available to go anywhere in the state. I'm not locked in to Aspen. What place in your opinion is the most beautiful or most unique. I'm just looking for suggestions from the experts.
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The prettiest place I think is sauguach (idk how to spell it) not sure about trails. But that's where I hunt. As for trails I haven't been on a whole lot. Up north just some down sound by victor co
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Thanks Geoff and Topher for your help. I made it i yesterday afternoon. I'm in Estes Park, don't know if I'm going to be wheelin but thanks for your help! And Geoff when is the new top coming in for the JK! LOL
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Thanks Geoff and Topher for your help. I made it i yesterday afternoon. I'm in Estes Park, don't know if I'm going to be wheelin but thanks for your help! And Geoff when is the new top coming in for the JK! LOL
You will find lots of elk up in Estes park driving around up there. Just remember if there's elk or deer there's predators. Have fun
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Old 06-18-2011, 08:38 AM   #10
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I don't live in Co but was there last year for work and I can tell you drive Trail Ridge road and you will love the scenery. Since you are in Este's park just drive around and see where you end up. I would also go to a town called Gold Hill Co which is above Boulder. There is really nothing there except a old town and great views. They do have a little place to stop and buy something to eat and you see some great scenery
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The closest trail to Estes is called Pole Hill Road. About 4 miles out of town on the road to Longmont. That's a nice trail. Not very challenging but pretty. It's where the big tourist off road guys in Estes takes their victims. Um, wrong word. Customers.
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Just got back from pole hill it was nice got some good pics. I wanted to go on pierson park road trail but it was closed.

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