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08-18-2014 06:23 PM
NMBruce
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Originally Posted by rocknjeep View Post
NM Bruce....great pictures! We were there at the beginning of July. Amazing to see the difference in the snow pack. Brings back good memories.
I was told, we have had lots of rain this summer in SW Colorado, so I hope some of the snow melt was caused by that, but there is still more this year that last year when i did those trails.
08-17-2014 06:41 AM
rocknjeep NM Bruce....great pictures! We were there at the beginning of July. Amazing to see the difference in the snow pack. Brings back good memories.
08-16-2014 08:19 AM
victor1955
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Originally Posted by LukeTXAG View Post
Love seeing this thread get bumped! I am leaving Tuesday morning to head to this area with a good friend! I have been day dreaming about it for days now and can't wait to hit the road!
Will be looking forward to your trip reports!!
08-15-2014 04:37 PM
LukeTXAG Love seeing this thread get bumped! I am leaving Tuesday morning to head to this area with a good friend! I have been day dreaming about it for days now and can't wait to hit the road!
08-15-2014 04:07 PM
NMBruce
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Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
Im with everyone...try and stay in Telluride, Ouray, and Silverton. Beautiful historic towns, lots to do and see, not to mention, trails that god made for himself.
agree, just got back from a weekend of doing trails, love that area
NMJG Ouray 2014 Photos by coop2014 | Photobucket
08-11-2014 10:56 PM
NFRs2000NYC Im with everyone...try and stay in Telluride, Ouray, and Silverton. Beautiful historic towns, lots to do and see, not to mention, trails that god made for himself.
08-04-2014 04:13 PM
HK_Runner I saw some really nice old Willys and Toyotas when in this area last week. Trails were great and we ran into a Landcruiser group that seemed pretty experienced. Can't say the same about the XTerra group. There were some stockers with stock tires and they were having trouble. Still, it was a great time and we saw some great vehicles.
08-04-2014 03:57 PM
coloradomtnjeep
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Originally Posted by enjerhoo View Post
I saw a couple of old gems in Silverton

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and decided that it's time to update my avatar
This was my wife's granddad's up until a few years ago when he passed. He was born, raised, lived his whole life in Silverton until the day he passed. My mother-n-law used to drive that to school and around Silverton. My wife's grandma still lives in Silverton.
08-03-2014 10:55 PM
victor1955
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Originally Posted by scipio337 View Post
Why not camp? You can stay in a hotel in just about any state. Camping at 10,000 ft is something special.
When our daughter was young we camped a bunch and had all of the gear. But, she is 30 now and we aren't young anymore either. It was fun in the day but my wife's idea of camping now is at least Motel 6. But, I'm sure camping at 10k feet would be special. I wish we would have done that back in the day.
08-03-2014 10:53 PM
wayne d Glad I could help. I learned a lot about the area and try to pass it along when I can so you can have max time on the trails.
08-03-2014 10:48 PM
victor1955
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Originally Posted by wayne d View Post
Reason I mention Ouray as a place to stay. Most of the Jeep trails are 15 to 30minutes away as opposed to 2 hours from Durango.
Wayne, thanks for the info! I'm kicking all ideas around so thanks for your input. I followed you thread about your trip to Colorado and really appreciated your posts.
08-03-2014 06:22 PM
dfwislander
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Originally Posted by victor1955 View Post
So you would recommend the Durango Mountain Resort? We haven't booked our rooms yet and have been looking at whats available on booking.com. We've never been to Colorado and are really looking forward to the trip.
Absolutely. Great place to stay. Lots to do on the resort for kids too. The view is beautiful. This was taken from our balcony. It's about halfway up 550 between Durango and Silverton. So you are 25 minutes either direction. Ouray is about an hour from there.
08-03-2014 06:21 PM
scipio337 Why not camp? You can stay in a hotel in just about any state. Camping at 10,000 ft is something special.
08-03-2014 05:31 PM
wayne d Reason I mention Ouray as a place to stay. Most of the Jeep trails are 15 to 30minutes away as opposed to 2 hours from Durango.
08-03-2014 04:06 PM
wayne d
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Originally Posted by victor1955 View Post
So you would recommend the Durango Mountain Resort? We haven't booked our rooms yet and have been looking at whats available on booking.com. We've never been to Colorado and are really looking forward to the trip.
From Durango its a long drive up 550 to get to Ouray Silverton area. Why not stay in Ouray?
I stayed at the Victorian Inn located in Ouray. Very nice place with a big breakfast.
08-03-2014 03:03 PM
victor1955
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Originally Posted by dfwislander View Post
We just got back from Durango. Stayed at the Durango Mountain Resort. Was our first time exploring the San Juan's and we are all homesick for it already. Beautiful area, enjoy the weather. Beats DFW any day.
So you would recommend the Durango Mountain Resort? We haven't booked our rooms yet and have been looking at whats available on booking.com. We've never been to Colorado and are really looking forward to the trip.
08-02-2014 11:55 PM
dfwislander
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I'm always glad to see this thread bumped as well. My wife and I will be going on a 2 week road trip at the end of September to the Durango, Silverton, Ouray and Telluride area. I have purchased tickets for us on the special photographers train on the Silverton - Durango narrow gauge railroad while we are there.The rest of the time we will be exploring the area and of course I will be looking for photo opps. The last week of October we are headed to South Padre Island for 10 days. I'm hoping that in between trips I can squeeze in 4 of 5 days in the Smoky Mountains and Cades Cove area. The fall foliage should be good then.
We just got back from Durango. Stayed at the Durango Mountain Resort. Was our first time exploring the San Juan's and we are all homesick for it already. Beautiful area, enjoy the weather. Beats DFW any day.
08-02-2014 10:56 PM
NFRs2000NYC
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Originally Posted by victor1955 View Post
I'm always glad to see this thread bumped as well. My wife and I will be going on a 2 week road trip at the end of September to the Durango, Silverton, Ouray and Telluride area. I have purchased tickets for us on the special photographers train on the Silverton - Durango narrow gauge railroad while we are there.The rest of the time we will be exploring the area and of course I will be looking for photo opps. The last week of October we are headed to South Padre Island for 10 days. I'm hoping that in between trips I can squeeze in 4 of 5 days in the Smoky Mountains and Cades Cove area. The fall foliage should be good then.
Sounds like a hell of a trip, you're gonna love it!
08-02-2014 11:42 AM
parafal great post! thanks for taking the time to share with us!
08-02-2014 10:35 AM
victor1955
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Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
Haha, you got it. Always glad to see this thread bumped, reminds me of the good times, and gets me itching for another trip...plus its nice to see Scorpion I again. Glad you enjoyed the story!
I'm always glad to see this thread bumped as well. My wife and I will be going on a 2 week road trip at the end of September to the Durango, Silverton, Ouray and Telluride area. I have purchased tickets for us on the special photographers train on the Silverton - Durango narrow gauge railroad while we are there.The rest of the time we will be exploring the area and of course I will be looking for photo opps. The last week of October we are headed to South Padre Island for 10 days. I'm hoping that in between trips I can squeeze in 4 of 5 days in the Smoky Mountains and Cades Cove area. The fall foliage should be good then.
08-01-2014 10:51 AM
NFRs2000NYC Its never enough time. I really want to go back and do all the trails I didn't have time for, but I think I want to explore something else next, so maybe New Mexico will be on the list, who knows. I love not knowing where the next adventure will take me.
07-24-2014 10:51 PM
Gkarshens
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Originally Posted by rocknjeep View Post
My wife and I just got back from Colorado. We didn't have a lot of time so we flew out to Denver and rented a Jeep to do the trails in Ouary and Telluride. It was just what the doctor ordered. Fun and magnificent. We found ourselves taking a lot of pictures and even did some hiking. Can't say enough good. We loved the Telluride Hotel. (don't stay at the Beaumont in Ouray-very disappointing) Thanks for leading the way!
We drove under that same overhang about 3 days ago! Tomorrow is our last day here. :-(
07-20-2014 08:28 AM
rocknjeep My wife and I just got back from Colorado. We didn't have a lot of time so we flew out to Denver and rented a Jeep to do the trails in Ouary and Telluride. It was just what the doctor ordered. Fun and magnificent. We found ourselves taking a lot of pictures and even did some hiking. Can't say enough good. We loved the Telluride Hotel. (don't stay at the Beaumont in Ouray-very disappointing) Thanks for leading the way!
05-27-2014 10:56 PM
NFRs2000NYC Haha, you got it. Always glad to see this thread bumped, reminds me of the good times, and gets me itching for another trip...plus its nice to see Scorpion I again. Glad you enjoyed the story!
05-27-2014 07:26 PM
rocknjeep Thanks for sharing, NFR. What an outstanding presentation! I am motivated now!!
01-06-2014 10:17 PM
victor1955
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Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
Looks awesome! I've been to the smokeys over 9 times now, but always in my sports cars, never in my Jeep. The roads down there are incredible.
This will be either 8 or 9 for me as well. Like you sir, have made the trip in more sports cars than not. But now with all of my photography gear there is no way I could make that trip in a sports car. I have to admit though, the trips are more fun in a Jeep!
01-06-2014 10:04 PM
NFRs2000NYC Looks awesome! I've been to the smokeys over 9 times now, but always in my sports cars, never in my Jeep. The roads down there are incredible.
01-06-2014 10:01 PM
victor1955 I'm headed back to Great Smoky National Park the last week of April 2014. My wife's 2013 JKU Sahara will get a rest this time since I now have my own Jeep. I still have several mods to get done but plenty of time between now and April. Visiting the Smoky Mountains is always a fun trip! Here is a pic of my wife's Sahara from my last trip a few months back, and a pic of my new road warrior.
01-06-2014 06:09 PM
Steeljag Good info gentleman, I'll check into it. I'm really not looking for a "Jeep adventure", lol....just maybe some moderate jeep trails, forestry roads and seeing the nice scenery and wildlife.

Thank you!
01-06-2014 06:59 AM
Knuckles65 If you're down in the Smoky Mountains looking for some trails, check out IronJeep - East TN Trail Information in the trails section. I've done several of those trails when I lived in Knoxville. Good times!

You can always check in with the guys at Knox Off Road - KnoxOffroad - Index page and see where they're going on pretty much any given day/weekend.
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