Winter Drives/Trails - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > WF Local > WF Local Forums for Your Region and State > Colorado Jeep Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Like Tree4Likes
  • 1 Post By jon snow
  • 2 Post By Sinister6
  • 1 Post By sevenslats
Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 11-08-2018, 01:30 PM
Thread Starter
  #1
Jeeper
 
healsonwheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Colorado
Posts: 208
Winter Drives/Trails

Anyone know off hand any good roads/drives/trails that are fun and stay open over winter? With snow?

Just installed heated seats (over fabric, under seatcovers) and I'm ready for some cold-weather wheelin

__________________
/l =,[____],
l—H L -OlllllllO-
()_) - ()_)-o-)_)
healsonwheels is offline   Quote
Old 11-09-2018, 09:35 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
jhack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 326
I have no clue, but I am interested in learning about it as well! Last week I went to Cascade Creek outside Idaho Springs and didn't make it very far. A group of UTV's were in process of turning around as their trailer was stuck. They had also informed me that there was a group of Jeeps up top that was also coming back down. So I am thinking that option is out!

jhack is offline   Quote
Old 11-12-2018, 10:30 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
jon snow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Castle Rock, CO
Posts: 185
I believe China Wall, and the nearby Gulch trails (Hackett, Metberry and Longwater) all stay open through the winter. Someone else on here can probably verify that. I may be heading out to try one of them next weekend as I've got an out of state friend coming to visit and would like to take him wheeling for a day.
healsonwheels likes this.
__________________
2014 Copperhead Pearl Turbocharged
"We come from the land of the ice and snow
From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow"
jon snow is offline   Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-12-2018, 10:38 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
PeakBagger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 102
The gulches stay open, but China Wall now has a seasonal closure from Jan 1st to June 15th.
PeakBagger is offline   Quote
Old 11-12-2018, 11:32 AM   #5
Moderator

WF Lifetime Member
WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
Sinister6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 9,574
If you hit the Gulches make sure your winch works and/or have at least 1 set of chains in the winter!!!!
Outlaw 923 and healsonwheels like this.
__________________
John
The Wolf is not concerned with the opinion of sheep.
MY BUILD: :
https://www.wranglerforum.com/f322/s...ad-235526.html
Sinister6 is offline   Quote
Old 12-31-2018, 03:52 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
sevenslats's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 30
A buddy and I ran Hackett Gulch yesterday. Weather and scenery were perfect. Barely any snow to talk about. Actually ran Hwy 51 the whole way from Florissant to Westlake with no problems. 5.5 hours round trip.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2303.jpg
Views:	49
Size:	226.0 KB
ID:	4117605  
sevenslats is offline   Quote
Old 01-01-2019, 10:15 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
BV Jeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Buena Vista
Posts: 1,683
The Fourmile area in Buena Vista is still open. Drove from Ruby mountain all the way back with no real issues.

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
__________________
BV Jeep
Remember "It Aint Perdy Till It's Dirty"
BV Jeep is offline   Quote
Old 01-03-2019, 12:57 AM   #8
Jeeper
 
COMike93YJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Colorado
Posts: 20
If you want a fun and literally NO DRAMA section of trails, come down to Monument and head up to Rampart Range Road......easy and a bunch of side roads (non-technical) to Deckers and other places.


Great fun and tons of cool areas to explore!


Hit me up if you don't know the area. Some cool things to see.
COMike93YJ is offline   Quote
Old 01-05-2019, 01:26 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
Sicarii's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Longmont, CO
Posts: 407
Switzerland Trail outside of Boulder is open all winter. It is extremely tame in the summer, but with some good snow it can be a fun winter trail.
__________________
2016 JK Willys Wheeler
Mojave Sand
Sicarii is offline   Quote
Old 01-10-2019, 11:48 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
JHD1827's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 294
Quote:
Originally Posted by COMike93YJ View Post
If you want a fun and literally NO DRAMA section of trails, come down to Monument and head up to Rampart Range Road......easy and a bunch of side roads (non-technical) to Deckers and other places.


Great fun and tons of cool areas to explore!


Hit me up if you don't know the area. Some cool things to see.
I was looking in to Rampart and this site says it closes for winter Dec 1st

https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/psic...a/?recid=80379

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
JHD1827 is offline   Quote
Old 01-11-2019, 12:43 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
softdown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: ~base of Mt Blanca, CO
Posts: 727
I suspect that recent snowfall will largely determine the answer to this equation.
softdown is offline   Quote
Old 01-20-2019, 04:51 AM   #12
Newb
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 2
The Yankee Hill area off I-70/Fall River Road has a large network of trails and a lot of fun but fairly easy places to play. Also Switzerland Trail as someone else mentioned. The area around Woodland Park / Divide / Florrisant usually doesn't get too much snow.

A fun drive is also Rampart Range road all the way down to Rainbow Falls - scenic large network of trails.
grilledcheesevstaco is offline   Quote
Old 01-23-2019, 05:43 PM   #13
Jeeper
 
softdown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: ~base of Mt Blanca, CO
Posts: 727
Driving around Denver was an adventure on Tuesday - for some.
softdown is offline   Quote
Old 01-27-2019, 12:03 PM   #14
Jeeper
 
jjvw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 4,664
Quote:
Originally Posted by softdown View Post
Driving around Denver was an adventure on Tuesday - for some.
For some. I was out during the Thursday morning event and got a lot of waves from JKs while rolling down snowy Colfax. It was cute.

2003 Rubicon

__________________
2003 Rubicon
jjvw is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, Gladiator, Mopar and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to FCA US LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with FCA US LLC.