coolerthanafan previously posted:
"@chris and @paul Hope you don't mind the small highjack ... I am wanting to do some winter off roading and cannot find trails that would be safe to do that .. I am seeing that CO is more and more unpredictable when it comes to weather. Been here 1.5 years from Seattle and want to explore.
Any ideas or guidance? Anybody getting out this weekend?
You guys rock and I love the info you provide. Wish I could've joined you guys the other day Chris!"
Snow wheeling is fun but when it goes south it goes deep. Mostof the trails are closed or just too deep in winter, but the beginning and end of winter are fun. Fourmile and Slaughterhouse are popular. I like roads like the one in the Expedition Overland video; sometimes plowed but not when they're running it, mostly flat and no cliffs. Near you is one of my favortite winter roads, Magnolia Drive. If you have the Delorme Colorado book it's page 39, 7A / 8A. It goes from 119 back to 119 with a turn off on 97 that goes to 72. The fun run is 97 from 72 north to Magnolia; turn left / west to 119 by West Magnolia. It's all unpaved and residential so it does get plowed, but while it's snowing its awesome and if you get really hung up a plow will come eventually. The second video is a runner training on it, very popular for that. I last ran it on a Sunday morning in a snow fall and it was incredible.