Front Range 4x4 Upcoming Trail Runs - Add a New Trail Run

Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Last minute - Red Cone + ??? Sat July 7

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Member
    #1973
    Last Online
    6 Hours Ago
    Location
    Allenspark
    4x4
    2004 Jeep Rubicon, 2017 Ram Rebel
    Posts
    981
    User Name
    RockyMtRebel
    Real Name
    Matt
    Thanks Given
    164
    Thanked 327 Times in 206 Posts

    Default Last minute - Red Cone + ??? Sat July 7



    Did you guys run this? How was it? Radical Hill also?
    ___________
    2005 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
    2017 Ram 1500 Rebel
    2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
    1955 Jeep Willy's M-170

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Member
    #1076
    Last Online
    3 Weeks Ago
    Location
    Thornton
    4x4
    1999 XJ, 1999 F 250
    Posts
    1,129
    User Name
    carpenle
    Real Name
    Levi
    Thanks Given
    272
    Thanked 121 Times in 104 Posts

    Default Re: Last minute - Red Cone + ??? Sat July 7



    We did run Run Red Cone, Radical Hill, and Saints John road. It was a great day of wheeling. There was a newer JK his motor cut out descending red cone (lost power breaks and power steering), he was lucky and hit the signs at the bottom, which slowed him down enough to not go over the edge.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Member
    #1973
    Last Online
    6 Hours Ago
    Location
    Allenspark
    4x4
    2004 Jeep Rubicon, 2017 Ram Rebel
    Posts
    981
    User Name
    RockyMtRebel
    Real Name
    Matt
    Thanks Given
    164
    Thanked 327 Times in 206 Posts

    Default Re: Last minute - Red Cone + ??? Sat July 7



    Wow, that could have been a disaster..... this is on my to-do list
    ___________
    2005 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
    2017 Ram 1500 Rebel
    2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
    1955 Jeep Willy's M-170

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Member
    #1076
    Last Online
    3 Weeks Ago
    Location
    Thornton
    4x4
    1999 XJ, 1999 F 250
    Posts
    1,129
    User Name
    carpenle
    Real Name
    Levi
    Thanks Given
    272
    Thanked 121 Times in 104 Posts

    Default Re: Last minute - Red Cone + ??? Sat July 7



    Here is a link to the pictures I took http://s379.photobucket.com/user/car...Johns%207-7-18

  5. The Following 2 Members Say Thanks to carpenle For This Post:

    JandDGreens (July 9th, 2018),Paul (July 10th, 2018)

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Member
    #921
    Last Online
    5 Hours Ago
    Location
    Fort Collins
    4x4
    1990 Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
    Posts
    6,402
    User Name
    Jim
    Real Name
    Jim Williamson
    Thanks Given
    1,073
    Thanked 1,424 Times in 977 Posts

    Default Re: Last minute - Red Cone + ??? Sat July 7



    I'll see about pix later today - oddly I took "only" about 20 (typical would be 120)...

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Member
    #921
    Last Online
    5 Hours Ago
    Location
    Fort Collins
    4x4
    1990 Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
    Posts
    6,402
    User Name
    Jim
    Real Name
    Jim Williamson
    Thanks Given
    1,073
    Thanked 1,424 Times in 977 Posts

    Default Re: Last minute - Red Cone + ??? Sat July 7









    The western trailhead for Red Cone / the exit would find a curious situation - a white 4-door jeep with a gash in the right rear door and one rather shaken driver. It seems the jeep, on the last pitch, lost power and brakes. The vehicle gathered speed, got sideways and found the right side taking out two heavy steel signs. We were able to winch pull one sign upright while the other with a concrete base was pushed upright.


  8. The Following Member Says Thanks to Jim For This Post:

    Paul (July 10th, 2018)

  9. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Member
    #2095
    Last Online
    1 Day Ago
    Location
    Foco
    4x4
    99 XJ
    Posts
    44
    User Name
    4x4JeePmaNthINg
    Real Name
    Matt
    Thanks Given
    1
    Thanked 9 Times in 7 Posts

    Default Re: Last minute - Red Cone + ??? Sat July 7



    how do the XJ's do on the descent portion of the trail? what size tire are yall running?

  10. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Member
    #921
    Last Online
    5 Hours Ago
    Location
    Fort Collins
    4x4
    1990 Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
    Posts
    6,402
    User Name
    Jim
    Real Name
    Jim Williamson
    Thanks Given
    1,073
    Thanked 1,424 Times in 977 Posts

    Default Re: Last minute - Red Cone + ??? Sat July 7



    `can't speak for XJ's by my YJ does fine.

    The last pitch has some reasonable holes - RF then LF - cross undulation that can cause upset - if you're going quick (as the white jeep was). I've traveled Red Cone 3 or 5 times with once having a broken front hub (freewheel one tire - the other side was ARB locked to the drivetrain) that downhill I used brakes as the jeep wanted to get a tad sideways, otherwise I typically engine brake down (manual trans) w/o concern.

  11. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Member
    #1730
    Last Online
    16 Hours Ago
    Location
    Denver
    Age
    52
    4x4
    84 CJ8
    Posts
    543
    User Name
    Spieg
    Real Name
    Brian
    Thanks Given
    134
    Thanked 99 Times in 88 Posts

    Default Re: Last minute - Red Cone + ??? Sat July 7



    A few clicks of the parking brake can also help keep your rear-end behind you.
    ___________
    ~Not All Who Wander Are Lost~ (at least not all the time)

  12. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Member
    #595
    Last Online
    6 Days Ago
    Location
    Evergreen, Co
    4x4
    2008 Jeep Rubicon
    Posts
    4,513
    User Name
    Jackie
    Real Name
    Jackie
    Thanks Given
    417
    Thanked 378 Times in 289 Posts

    Default Re: Last minute - Red Cone + ??? Sat July 7



    Wow! That story just got added to my list of reasons I will likely never do Red Cone. (Stupid, I know, but my gut has always told me to stay away from that one). Glad no one was hurt (or worse). Nice pictures!

  13. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Member
    #1589
    Last Online
    11 Hours Ago
    Location
    Lakewood
    Age
    45
    4x4
    2017 JKUR Recon
    Posts
    2,838
    User Name
    dieseldoc
    Real Name
    Brandon
    Thanks Given
    1
    Thanked 381 Times in 338 Posts

    Default Re: Last minute - Red Cone + ??? Sat July 7



    Huh....wonder what happened to his engine to cut off like that. Very poor timing.
    We are having ignition module issues with our work trucks. Have had one shut off at 70mph with 12k on the trailer behind it!

    These RF keys suck!
    ___________
    Crazy- You call me crazy, but you wouldn't know crazy if Charles Manson was eating Fruit Loops on your front porch. Suiciadl tendancies- intatutionalized

  14. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Member
    #405
    Last Online
    1 Week Ago
    Location
    Golden, CO
    4x4
    1990 Cherokee
    Posts
    4,644
    User Name
    Hypoid
    Real Name
    Mike
    Thanks Given
    61
    Thanked 452 Times in 392 Posts

    Default Re: Last minute - Red Cone + ??? Sat July 7



    4x4JeePmaNthINg previously posted:
    "how do the XJ's do on the descent portion of the trail? what size tire are yall running?"

    No biggie, let the drivetrain do the work.

    ___________
    The Lost Boys motto: We don't know where we're going, but we'll be there for awhile. :)

  15. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Member
    #1076
    Last Online
    3 Weeks Ago
    Location
    Thornton
    4x4
    1999 XJ, 1999 F 250
    Posts
    1,129
    User Name
    carpenle
    Real Name
    Levi
    Thanks Given
    272
    Thanked 121 Times in 104 Posts

    Default Re: Last minute - Red Cone + ??? Sat July 7



    My XJ did great, I am running 33" tires.

  16. #14
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Member
    #1878
    Last Online
    2 Weeks Ago
    Location
    Longmont, CO
    Age
    34
    4x4
    2016 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, Belly Armor, 2" Lift
    Posts
    172
    User Name
    JGRubicon
    Real Name
    Jason
    Thanks Given
    108
    Thanked 63 Times in 34 Posts

    Default Re: Last minute - Red Cone + ??? Sat July 7



    For what it's worth, the back side of Webster pass/ Red Cone trail exit, is completely cleared of snow now.

    I cannot imagine taking that last descent without power, especially with the Right-Left undulation.

  17. The Following Member Says Thanks to JGRubicon For This Post:

    Jim (July 23rd, 2018)

Similar Threads

  1. Last minute - Red Cone + ??? Sat July 7
    By Jim in forum 2) Planned Trail Runs
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: July 6th, 2018, 11:08 PM
  2. Last minute - thinking Red Cone + ??? Saturday
    By Jim in forum 1) Trail Run Planning
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: July 6th, 2018, 09:35 PM
  3. Last Minute - 7/20 Twin Cone
    By fozzybear42 in forum 2) Planned Trail Runs
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: July 20th, 2014, 08:38 AM
  4. Red Cone - July 15, 2013
    By Chris in forum 3) Trail Run Reports
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: July 18th, 2013, 06:52 AM
  5. Red Cone on the 4th of July
    By Metalhed in forum 2) Planned Trail Runs
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: July 1st, 2012, 06:00 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
BACK TO TOP