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Old 07-17-2012, 11:53 PM   #1
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Moving to Denver. Where to wheel first??

So I got into physical therapy school at UC Denver and will be moving there the second week of August.

Where do yall think I should wheel first and what all is close to denver? Also, do any of yall have some trips planned that are open to anyone that I could jump in on?

Any input is appreciated

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So I got into physical therapy school at UC Denver and will be moving there the second week of August.

Where do yall think I should wheel first and what all is close to denver? Also, do any of yall have some trips planned that are open to anyone that I could jump in on?

Any input is appreciated
Welcome! You're more than welcome to come on trips with us. We usually just post up here. They're usually on sundays but there are some saturdays mixed in. Where you moving from?

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Welcome! You're more than welcome to come on trips with us. We usually just post up here. They're usually on sundays but there are some saturdays mixed in. Where you moving from?
That's awesome, I appreciate it. I'll keep my eyes open for trips in this section.

I''m moving from Virginia. August 10th can't come soon enough. I can't wait to get out there
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like Mike said we have trips just about every weekend. If you ever want to jump in one just post up.
what kind of experience do you have and what kind of a set up are you running. these two things would make a difference on what type of trail to recommend.
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Best move I ever made! Coming from FL myself...
Good to hear man. I can't get there soon enough. I'm going out next week to find a place to live and think it's gonna be a huge tease. I'll be up there soon enough tho.

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like Mike said we have trips just about every weekend. If you ever want to jump in one just post up.
what kind of experience do you have and what kind of a set up are you running. these two things would make a difference on what type of trail to recommend.
That's awesome. Well I've been wheeling for about 6 years. I had a Toyota 4runner on 35's until February when I bought my 2012 JKUR. So far I've got the Teraflex 2.5 coil lift with TF shocks, 35" Duratracs, smittybilt SRC front bumper with smitty xrc10 winch. Evo c-gussets on front axle. That's it for now.

I almost feel like a beginner again simply because the JK is soooooooo much more capable than the 4runner that I still haven't reached its limits yet. But I'm always trying to get there. I'm game to try almost anything unless it results in carnage. I mostly did a lot of mudding and some easy blue rock trails with the 4runner, as much as it would do with a lsd rear and no lockers, but am trying to get into more difficult stuff with the Jeep.

I'd love to tag along with yall and really see what my rig is capable of
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And I moved here from NY 5 years ago.
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You'll be surprised to see what even a stock jeep is capable of. But we do have runs going on just about every weekend with a great group of jeepers. sometimes easy laid back scenic trails to the harder ones. Colorado really has it all! Welcome and see ya on the trail.
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That's awesome. Well I've been wheeling for about 6 years. I had a Toyota 4runner on 35's until February when I bought my 2012 JKUR. So far I've got the Teraflex 2.5 coil lift with TF shocks, 35" Duratracs, smittybilt SRC front bumper with smitty xrc10 winch. Evo c-gussets on front axle. That's it for now.

I almost feel like a beginner again simply because the JK is soooooooo much more capable than the 4runner that I still haven't reached its limits yet. But I'm always trying to get there. I'm game to try almost anything unless it results in carnage. I mostly did a lot of mudding and some easy blue rock trails with the 4runner, as much as it would do with a lsd rear and no lockers, but am trying to get into more difficult stuff with the Jeep.

I'd love to tag along with yall and really see what my rig is capable of [/QUOTE]

Boy we need to get him on a trip like we did on April Fools day up on Chinaman's Gulch. I still remember Wonderlust saying that he had'nt really had a wheel off the ground, till that trail. We still need to all get together and run it this fall.



See Ed I wasn't the only one that did the Jeep . LOL

Anyways this is still a fun trail for a lifted Jeep. It can definately help you find out how much it can do

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Old 07-20-2012, 11:59 AM   #10
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Yep, even the slinky hung a wheel on that trail
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I've been wanting to do Chinaman's so I'm down for a run.

I've also been wanting to do TrailDamage.com - Jenny Creek, so maybe when you get out here I can set up a run for there.

Hopefully I'll have my CO2 tank by then. I'm tired of adding an hour or more to the end of a run to air up lol.
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See Ed I wasn't the only one that did the Jeep . LOL

Anyways this is still a fun trail for a lifted Jeep. It can definately help you find out how much it can do

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That looks awesome. I'm game for that as I really want to get into some harder stuff

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I've been wanting to do Chinaman's so I'm down for a run.

I've also been wanting to do TrailDamage.com - Jenny Creek, so maybe when you get out here I can set up a run for there.

Hopefully I'll have my CO2 tank by then. I'm tired of adding an hour or more to the end of a run to air up lol.
Hey man you organize the trip and I''l take care of your air up delay. I've got a viair portable compressor that takes just 2 minutes or so to get all 4 of my 35's back up to 34psi from 20-25.
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Hey man you organize the trip and I''l take care of your air up delay. I've got a viair portable compressor that takes just 2 minutes or so to get all 4 of my 35's back up to 34psi from 20-25.
You'll learn pretty quick out here you want to air down to about 12 psi, some run 15 others run 8. I run 12 though and like it so far. Also keep in mind that we wheel in really high elevation compared to you, and most others, so there is less air up here to compress. That is why it takes so long to air back up here.

What weekend you looking at wanting to go up and I'll mark it on my calendar and start the planning.
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You'll learn pretty quick out here you want to air down to about 12 psi, some run 15 others run 8. I run 12 though and like it so far. Also keep in mind that we wheel in really high elevation compared to you, and most others, so there is less air up here to compress. That is why it takes so long to air back up here.

What weekend you looking at wanting to go up and I'll mark it on my calendar and start the planning.
Damn. 12 and 15 psi is definitely lower than I've been, but then again I haven't really needed to go that low.

Makes sense about airing up. Didn't think about that

I'll be out there next week to find a place to live and then will probably be out there the second week of August for good. So as of right now, almost any weekend after that SHOULD work. I'll know more once I get settled out there and I'll let you know. Maybe the end of August?

I know the weekend of September 7-9 is a no go
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That's a spendy and really nice setup.
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Yeah I've been acting like I do too since I got my Jeep lol.
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That's awesome, I appreciate it. I'll keep my eyes open for trips in this section.

I''m moving from Virginia. August 10th can't come soon enough. I can't wait to get out there
Welcome Rooster! Transplanted Virginian myself...am originally from the tail end of the Shenandoah and Blue Ridge area. I love the Rockies, but can't lie...I do miss my Blue Ridge.

There are lots of great trails here and this forum group is awesome, lots of great friendly people. I'm still relatively new to jeepin' but have fallen in love with it.

trails I've done so far and have really enjoyed are:

Devils Canyon
The Bank
Saints John
Mammoth Gulch
Rampart Range road

host of little forest trails that may have an official trail name.

Congrats on PhyTher school Best advice I can offer when moving in the state is drink plenty of water. The altitude and climate will dry you out while your body adjusts.

See you on the trails!
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Just moved back home to Denver from North Carolina. I don't know any jeepers and that is a problem!
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Welcome Rooster! Transplanted Virginian myself...am originally from the tail end of the Shenandoah and Blue Ridge area. I love the Rockies, but can't lie...I do miss my Blue Ridge.

There are lots of great trails here and this forum group is awesome, lots of great friendly people. I'm still relatively new to jeepin' but have fallen in love with it.

trails I've done so far and have really enjoyed are:

Devils Canyon
The Bank
Saints John
Mammoth Gulch
Rampart Range road

host of little forest trails that may have an official trail name.

Congrats on PhyTher school Best advice I can offer when moving in the state is drink plenty of water. The altitude and climate will dry you out while your body adjusts.

See you on the trails!
Thanks for the congrats and the trail list, I appreciate it. I know what you mean about missing blue ridge. I grew up in Chattanooga and then moved to dc my senior year in high school so I spent a lot of time in blue ridge, the great smokys, the Shenandoahs and the Tellico, NC area and while the Rockies are awesome, they're just not quite the same.

The first time I went wheeling was in blue ridge actually
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Just moved back home to Denver from North Carolina. I don't know any jeepers and that is a problem!
What part of Colorado are you in now?
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Just moved back home to Denver from North Carolina. I don't know any jeepers and that is a problem!
No worries! I'm still getting to know jeepers too. Lived in Raleigh/Cary for a while as well. Nice to see fellow Southerners here in Denver

We need to get a trip planned. I'm planning on going out in the mountains today. Am looking at what trail I want to run now.
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Thanks for the congrats and the trail list, I appreciate it. I know what you mean about missing blue ridge. I grew up in Chattanooga and then moved to dc my senior year in high school so I spent a lot of time in blue ridge, the great smokys, the Shenandoahs and the Tellico, NC area and while the Rockies are awesome, they're just not quite the same.

The first time I went wheeling was in blue ridge actually
Some pretty areas you have lived in It is true what you say...I've lived all over the US and overseas, but there is just something about that region, the Shenandoah Valley. The vegetation is so different in the forests that all you can do is say wow.
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What part of Colorado are you in now?
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No worries! I'm still getting to know jeepers too. Lived in Raleigh/Cary for a while as well. Nice to see fellow Southerners here in Denver

We need to get a trip planned. I'm planning on going out in the mountains today. Am looking at what trail I want to run now.
Where you living now?
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Oh you have plenty of Jeepers in the area, lots of us in the Denver area.
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Awesome hopefully I can meet a few of them.

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