Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > WF Local > WF Local Forums for Your Region and State > New Mexico Jeep Forum > Alpine Loop

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Thread: Alpine Loop Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
07-09-2013 09:48 AM
NMBruce
Quote:
Originally Posted by callbob View Post
Ophir can be done in a car. I have done some of the others in a 4wd chevy pu but years ago and dont remember which ones. I wouldnt do bb alone but lockers are not needed, mostly common sense. Fun trip fo sho.
And I am looking forward to it, I error on the conservative side if possible
07-09-2013 09:46 AM
callbob
Quote:
Originally Posted by NMBruce View Post

This is one of the ones I have not yet done, and was told to do it with a locker and I wouldn't do it alone, not sure he is going with another vehicle. Not a good idea to do any of them alone, but I would do the Alpine loop, California Pass, Ophir, and even Imogene by myself.
Ophir can be done in a car. I have done some of the others in a 4wd chevy pu but years ago and dont remember which ones. I wouldnt do bb alone but lockers are not needed, mostly common sense. Fun trip fo sho.
07-09-2013 09:00 AM
NMBruce
Quote:
Originally Posted by callbob View Post
Why stay off Blackbear? We did last year with 3 Grand Cherokees and 2 TJ's. Mostly down hill and the only so called hard part is the switchbacks that take 2 or 3 point turns to get around. Rental jeeps do it all the time. Can do without lockers easily.
This is one of the ones I have not yet done, and was told to do it with a locker and I wouldn't do it alone, not sure he is going with another vehicle. Not a good idea to do any of them alone, but I would do the Alpine loop, California Pass, Ophir, and even Imogene by myself.
07-09-2013 07:51 AM
callbob Why stay off Blackbear? We did last year with 3 Grand Cherokees and 2 TJ's. Mostly down hill and the only so called hard part is the switchbacks that take 2 or 3 point turns to get around. Rental jeeps do it all the time. Can do without lockers easily.
07-08-2013 09:15 PM
NMBruce
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenb1023 View Post
I am headed up that way in a few weeks. The wife and I hoonymooned up there in Ouray in 82 but we only had a Pinto back then. Went back a few times after we got our S10 Taho Blazer and went close to the top of Mt Sneffels. Now we have the Jeep and plan on doing even more. Need to be carefull as we dont have the lockers yet.
The Alpine Loop is not a problem without lockers, stay off of Black Bear Pass and Poughkeepsie Gulch and I think you should be OK. Do be careful of the route from Hwy550 to the start of Engineer Pass.

Here is a good link to trails
TrailDamage.com - All Trails

Check out the Labor day weekend trip also.
07-08-2013 09:07 PM
kenb1023 I am headed up that way in a few weeks. The wife and I hoonymooned up there in Ouray in 82 but we only had a Pinto back then. Went back a few times after we got our S10 Taho Blazer and went close to the top of Mt Sneffels. Now we have the Jeep and plan on doing even more. Need to be carefull as we dont have the lockers yet.
07-08-2013 01:53 PM
Big-T
Quote:
Originally Posted by NM_JK View Post
I would be down for this!
That would be great!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by NMBruce View Post
Time to start a new thread and see who you can get to go. Odds are I will be working Sunday & Monday, but I will try to get time off and go.
Bruce I hope you can get the time off (Bruce you can be the trail guide ) as well everyone else that wants to attend. As everyone can see from Bruce's pis's this region is one of the most breath taking areas you go Jeeping. A trip to the San Juans will not disappoint, even for just a few days. I cant wait to get back up there just an amazing place. Ill get the new thread started for this trip.
07-08-2013 01:15 PM
NMBruce
Quote:
Originally Posted by Big-T View Post
To add, we had a talk today at the BBQ about making a Labor day jeep trip up to the Ouray / Silverton area. (Friday thru Monday for the holiday weekend.) Ill start a thread with dates, Lodging, trails, etc. If your interested please Sub for a great weekend of wheeling in Colorado. More to come
Time to start a new thread and see who you can get to go. Odds are I will be working Sunday & Monday, but I will try to get time off and go.
07-08-2013 01:07 PM
NM_JK
Quote:
Originally Posted by Big-T View Post
To add, we had a talk today at the BBQ about making a Labor day jeep trip up to the Ouray / Silverton area. (Friday thru Monday for the holiday weekend.) Ill start a thread with dates, Lodging, trails, etc. If your interested please Sub for a great weekend of wheeling in Colorado. More to come
I would be down for this!
07-08-2013 11:19 AM
Terex Last year my wife and I did the Telluride/Ouray/Silverton loop, and did Imogene (up to the snow), Corkscrew Gulch and some other easy trails. Just an amazing area. Will have an off-road trailer sometime this fall and want to start camping in that area.
07-08-2013 09:57 AM
Rendell Looks amazing. Hoping to make it up later this month or next.
07-08-2013 09:11 AM
Scampers Wow, very nice pic's! Thanks for sharing.
07-08-2013 09:03 AM
abqtj
Quote:
Originally Posted by NMBruce View Post

done
07-08-2013 08:39 AM
NMBruce
Quote:
Originally Posted by abqtj View Post
You need to stop posting pics or I'm going to cry here at work!
done
07-08-2013 08:39 AM
NMBruce Most of the trails are easy to just a little hard, but in this area there are a lot of trails and some get very difficult. I think a stock Rubi could do all of them. I only used 4lo coming down hill to control my speed, easier on the brakes and for me to take pictures.
07-08-2013 08:33 AM
NMBruce coming down from California Pass and then Hurricane Pass
07-08-2013 08:30 AM
NMBruce Old (early 1900's) piece of mine equipment, California Pass
07-08-2013 08:29 AM
abqtj You need to stop posting pics or I'm going to cry here at work!
07-08-2013 08:27 AM
NMBruce back into Animas Fork and then on California Pass
07-08-2013 08:24 AM
NMBruce Cinnamon Pass
07-08-2013 08:21 AM
NMBruce Cinnamon Pass trail and nights camp site.
07-08-2013 05:35 AM
abqtj
Quote:
Originally Posted by NMBruce View Post
Cool, I hadn't seen this!
07-08-2013 12:38 AM
Big-T
Quote:
Originally Posted by NMBruce View Post
With living so close to Silverton and the trails, everyone from here should do a few of them while they have a Jeep
To add, we had a talk today at the BBQ about making a Labor day jeep trip up to the Ouray / Silverton area. (Friday thru Monday for the holiday weekend.) Ill start a thread with dates, Lodging, trails, etc. If your interested please Sub for a great weekend of wheeling in Colorado. More to come
07-08-2013 12:19 AM
NMBruce more to come tomorrow
07-08-2013 12:18 AM
NMBruce end of Engineer Pass and into Lake City and start of Cinnamon Pass
07-08-2013 12:15 AM
NMBruce Still on Engineer
07-08-2013 12:11 AM
NMBruce heading down to Lake City
07-08-2013 12:07 AM
NMBruce Five more, and at the top of Engineer Pass
07-08-2013 12:04 AM
NMBruce
Quote:
Originally Posted by NMBruce View Post
On Friday, a friend & I did Engineer Pass (now to get my badge from Jeep) and part of Cinnamon Pass, then we camped for the night and on Saturday, we finished Cinnamon and then went on to do California Pass & another. What a great couple of days, pictures to come.

With living so close to Silverton and the trails, everyone from here should do a few of them while they have a Jeep
here are some pictures on Engineer Pass
07-07-2013 10:15 PM
NMBruce
Quote:
Originally Posted by abqtj View Post
Badges from Jeep?
Jeep Badge of Honor
Badge of Honor | Off Road Trails, Jeep Life, Trail Badge | Jeep
This thread has more than 30 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:29 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC