|07-28-2013 08:38 PM|
|peanut09||I just moved out of CO and the site we all hung out on was Colorado4x4.org. Do some searching on there guessing you will find a lot of info that you are looking for.|
|07-24-2013 03:49 PM|
|tae73||Jerry pretty much covered just rememeber uphill traffic has the right of way. I would suggest a lunch stop in Animas Fork several old buildings and mine sites to see via mineral creek and back on corkscrew gulch. If you can afford it I would really recommend going there in September with Jeep Jamboree, nice to have guides that know the roads and were to go. And nice to have a trail guide to let you know of on coming traffic via the CB.|
|07-23-2013 11:22 PM|
Thanks for the input everyone. Can't wait to get out there but still waiting on the Granite Crystal color for the Sahara. So it looks like i won't make it this year and taking the Sport Trac in September is out, as my wife can't take vacation at that time. Jerry, i'm a former Houstonian, graduated from University of Houston, stayed there for about thirteen years then had to move north. my Colorado trail list is Yankee Boy, Clear Lake, Deer Creek/St. Johns, Ophir Pass, Imogene Pass, Cinnamon Pass, Corkscrew Pass, Porphyry Gulch, US Basin forest road, Animas Ghost town, Picayune gulch, Bandora mine trail, Eureka gulch and whatever is along the Alpine Loop. Black Bear Pass i've read should be avoided by 1st timers but i've also read it's not nearly as bad as some say it to be. maybe some day.
|07-23-2013 03:22 PM|
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|07-23-2013 08:09 AM|
|jeepers29||We just went there. Try Imogene pass, it was our favorite. Also, Ophir and corkscrew. There is also a thread called Ouray trip summer 2013 that talks about many trails in the area.|
|07-22-2013 10:48 PM|
Books and maps
i ordered "Guide to Colorado Backroads.....", "Guide to Moab,UT Backroads.....", Trails Illustrated Maps by National Geographic of the Silverton/Ouray areas, Canyonlands and Moab North and South. Watch out for the rookie next year.
|07-18-2013 06:19 PM|
i know somebody has been on the Silverton area trails. i'll keep checking.
|07-13-2013 07:34 PM|
Colorado trail questions
I don't have my wrangler sahara yet, still waiting for granite crystal. for the last several evenings i've been watching youtube videos of people driving the roads/trails around Silverton and Telluride. i can't wait to get out there and i'm even considering just taking my Ford Sport Trac. it's a V8 with 4 wheel drive, so i assume it shouldn't have big problems, although my tires are all weather tires, not all terrain. i have a variety of questions for those of you familiar with this area. is there a "season" that the roads are open? i plan to go in late september or october. what do you do if you're going up a trail and meet another vehicle coming down the trail and there's NO room to get by each other? who has to back up? my wife will be with me. are there ANY restroom facilities up there? if not, i guess you dig a hole. can you hike up there? old mines, buildings, cabins etc are there. can you explore them? not the mines of course. can you be up there at night? can you camp up there? i assume No open fires but what about charcoal grills? i know, i need to spend more time surfing the web. Thanks and maybe i'll see some of you in september.