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

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 45

Thread: fun in the snow

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Member
    #1864
    Last Online
    May 30th, 2016
    Location
    Aurora
    Age
    42
    4x4
    Hummer h2 sut
    Posts
    5
    User Name
    Richard
    Real Name
    Richard
    Thanks Given
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default fun in the snow



    So are we going to get snowed in or what? I love driving in this stuff (and was secretly praying for one more big snow, but not on crazy steep trails. Where would be a good place to go for some open fun in the snow? I'm looking forward to doing something with my tires off-road this weekend. Any advice would be appreciated.
    Thanks

    and I think I put this in the wrong place haha sorry.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Member
    #1085
    Last Online
    December 8th, 2020
    Location
    Highlands Ranch
    4x4
    '97 Ford Explorer XLT
    Posts
    1,242
    User Name
    ExplorerTom
    Real Name
    Tom
    Thanks Given
    16
    Thanked 172 Times in 144 Posts

    Default Re: fun in the snow



    Phantom Creek is good in the snow:
    http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=210
    its low enough that it doesn't get a ton of snow and tends to melt quick because there isn't much shade due to the forest fire.

    no big rocks to break stuff as you're using massive wheel spin to blast through the snow either. But I still managed to use my MaxTrax and winch a couple times when I did it back in...... Feb? I don't remember.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Member
    #921
    Last Online
    2 Hours Ago
    Location
    Fort Collins
    4x4
    1990 Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
    Posts
    8,336
    User Name
    Jim
    Real Name
    Jim Williamson
    Thanks Given
    1,690
    Thanked 2,171 Times in 1,459 Posts

    Default Re: fun in the snow



    Hi Richard - this thread is entirely on topic and the "right place" to put it. I see you're in Aurora - no clue if you're looking for something up north or down south.

    Up Nort - Bunce School Road / Ironclads are a combo set of trails. Rock Creek is another and is just a few miles north of the north end of Bunce.

    Down south - I'm not a great resource but China Wall could be on the list. Others should pipe up for good trails.

    Something will firm up and when it does (trail / day / at least one other member saying they'd go) make a thread in "Planned" and an calendar entry for folks to RSVP to. Last minute details are hashed in "Planned" which ends up being a "clean" thread with important details. The Calendar / RSVP is good so you know who / how many care coming.

    Have fun!!!

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

    Rick (April 14th, 2016)

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Member
    #1
    Last Online
    February 17th, 2021
    Location
    Naples, FL
    Age
    70
    4x4
    4Runner - Sold
    Posts
    14,285
    User Name
    Chris
    Real Name
    Chris
    Thanks Given
    575
    Thanked 799 Times in 589 Posts

    Default Re: fun in the snow



    If we get the snow being predicted it will be hard to get to the trailhead!

    i.e., To get to China Wall you have to get over Kenosha Pass which tends to become impassable rather quickly.
    ___________
    Chris in Florida

  6. The Following Member Says Thanks to Chris For This Post:

    Rick (April 14th, 2016)

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Member
    #1745
    Last Online
    December 14th, 2019
    Location
    Colorado Springs
    Age
    44
    4x4
    96 Explrer XLT / 94 Explrer Sport / 92 Explrer XLT
    Posts
    1,011
    User Name
    96EXXLTinCO
    Real Name
    Chad
    Thanks Given
    198
    Thanked 188 Times in 141 Posts

    Default Re: fun in the snow



    Chris previously posted:
    "To get to China Wall you have to get over Kenosha Pass which tends to become impassable rather quickly."

    You can also go down into the springs and back up Hwy 24 through Woodland Park, Divide, Florissant and get to China Wall from the South end. Personally I wouldn't do that trail with a bunch of snow on it. There's a couple hills that could get a little sporty for sure.

    Rampart area would be good but they closed it April 1st for the spring run-off so the trails don't get all torn up, and I'm not sure what all trails are included in that, but I wouldn't be surprised if Phantom Creek is due to it being in that general area.

    I know there's some trails I've seen other groups running up North around Ft. Collins area but I've not yet been on any trails up there except for one years ago as a passenger and I don't even have a clue what trail it was. Jim might know more about that area.

    Bunce is so far the only one I've been on in snow (and not that much, just a couple weeks ago) that isn't too risky. I'm not sure what kind of rules and regs are out at Pawnee grasslands, but roads out there might be fun to run if they get a decent amount of snow. Personally I'm hoping we dont get squat. There's quite a few trails I've been itching to get on all winter and I know at least one of them is clear right now.

    EDIT: The first time I went to China Wall last fall, we took rd 211 from Deckers down around Cheesman reservoir and ended up on Hwy 77/Tarryall rd just south of China Wall. Neat drive through all the fire devastation from years ago, I highly recommend it in the summer (there's a seasonal closing on one stretch of it) if you're ever heading down to that area. I'll have to dig around, I think I had a couple pics of the area.

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Member
    #1
    Last Online
    February 17th, 2021
    Location
    Naples, FL
    Age
    70
    4x4
    4Runner - Sold
    Posts
    14,285
    User Name
    Chris
    Real Name
    Chris
    Thanks Given
    575
    Thanked 799 Times in 589 Posts

    Default Re: fun in the snow



    Yeah, that's a looong drive in fresh snow though. I don't care for I25 after snow, too many lousy drivers.
    ___________
    Chris in Florida

  9. The Following 2 Members Say Thanks to Chris For This Post:

    Brad (April 15th, 2016),Rick (April 14th, 2016)

  10. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Member
    #1745
    Last Online
    December 14th, 2019
    Location
    Colorado Springs
    Age
    44
    4x4
    96 Explrer XLT / 94 Explrer Sport / 92 Explrer XLT
    Posts
    1,011
    User Name
    96EXXLTinCO
    Real Name
    Chad
    Thanks Given
    198
    Thanked 188 Times in 141 Posts

    Default Re: fun in the snow



    I love the drive once you get to the Springs, getting TO the Springs, I'm with you all the way!!

  11. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Member
    #110
    Last Online
    April 6th, 2019
    Location
    Morrison, CO
    Age
    46
    4x4
    Toyota/Scout/Nissan
    Posts
    4,968
    User Name
    Patrolman
    Real Name
    Jeff
    Thanks Given
    182
    Thanked 346 Times in 298 Posts

    Default Re: fun in the snow



    Yeah, if we get the 4' of heavy wet stuff in the mountains like they are calling for, it could make for an interesting weekend!

  12. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Member
    #1745
    Last Online
    December 14th, 2019
    Location
    Colorado Springs
    Age
    44
    4x4
    96 Explrer XLT / 94 Explrer Sport / 92 Explrer XLT
    Posts
    1,011
    User Name
    96EXXLTinCO
    Real Name
    Chad
    Thanks Given
    198
    Thanked 188 Times in 141 Posts

    Default Re: fun in the snow



    Here's another write up for Phantom Creek as well. I didn't write this one up but know the guy that did. It was done recently.

    http://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails/416-phantom-creek

  13. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Member
    #595
    Last Online
    1 Week Ago
    Location
    Evergreen, Co
    4x4
    2008 Jeep Rubicon
    Posts
    4,726
    User Name
    Jackie
    Real Name
    Jackie
    Thanks Given
    579
    Thanked 462 Times in 349 Posts

    Default Re: fun in the snow



    Patrolman previously posted:
    "Yeah, if we get the 4' of heavy wet stuff in the mountains like they are calling for, it could make for an interesting weekend!"

    Four feet ? Good thing I have tomorrow off. It's going take me all day just to try to clear the driveway. (That's IF I can clear the driveway)!

    Today is a good day to hit the grocery store I guess and put my grocery getter back to work!

  14. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Member
    #1420
    Last Online
    1 Day Ago
    Location
    Nederland
    4x4
    05 4Runner
    Posts
    974
    User Name
    jayson44
    Real Name
    Jay
    Thanks Given
    68
    Thanked 145 Times in 114 Posts

    Default Re: fun in the snow



    Yankee Hill is always a go-to for snow. and yeah, we're schedule to get 2-4' by Sunday. I'm guessing CO 4x4 Recovery facebook will be full of folks stuck up at Yankee. it always happens...

    Yankee is good because it's close, has some reception (AT&T) and is decently close to Central City if you end up having to walk. it's also wider and open for the most part, so there's not as much possibility for damage if you slide around.

    J.

  15. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Member
    #1
    Last Online
    February 17th, 2021
    Location
    Naples, FL
    Age
    70
    4x4
    4Runner - Sold
    Posts
    14,285
    User Name
    Chris
    Real Name
    Chris
    Thanks Given
    575
    Thanked 799 Times in 589 Posts

    Default Re: fun in the snow



    Hey Jackie,

    I just got back from the grocery store to pick up some milk.

    Good grief! You'd think a storm is coming!
    ___________
    Chris in Florida

  16. #13
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Member
    #921
    Last Online
    2 Hours Ago
    Location
    Fort Collins
    4x4
    1990 Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
    Posts
    8,336
    User Name
    Jim
    Real Name
    Jim Williamson
    Thanks Given
    1,690
    Thanked 2,171 Times in 1,459 Posts

    Default Re: fun in the snow



    Now go back and get some cookies... I need to set home a 4' snowfall here in town!

  17. #14
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Member
    #595
    Last Online
    1 Week Ago
    Location
    Evergreen, Co
    4x4
    2008 Jeep Rubicon
    Posts
    4,726
    User Name
    Jackie
    Real Name
    Jackie
    Thanks Given
    579
    Thanked 462 Times in 349 Posts

    Default Re: fun in the snow



    Chris previously posted:
    "Hey Jackie,

    I just got back from the grocery store to pick up some milk.

    Good grief! You'd think a storm is coming!"

    I picked up some spaghetti sauce and a couple other things, but could barely find a parking spot and it was 10 - people deep at every register! "OH NO! We're gonna die"!

    Any good movies out on Net Flix???

  18. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Member
    #1085
    Last Online
    December 8th, 2020
    Location
    Highlands Ranch
    4x4
    '97 Ford Explorer XLT
    Posts
    1,242
    User Name
    ExplorerTom
    Real Name
    Tom
    Thanks Given
    16
    Thanked 172 Times in 144 Posts

    Default Re: fun in the snow



    It's all these Californians and Texans that have moved here.

  19. #16
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Member
    #1589
    Last Online
    January 1st, 2021
    Location
    Lakewood
    Age
    47
    4x4
    2017 JKUR Recon
    Posts
    2,945
    User Name
    dieseldoc
    Real Name
    Brandon
    Thanks Given
    1
    Thanked 397 Times in 351 Posts

    Default Re: fun in the snow



    You could always go down to cedar mountian road, the main way in to mettberry/longwater/ and hackett gultches.
    I would stay out of they as the steep sections will be diffacult to say the least.
    Illinios gultch is good times in the snow, little moab is fun with snow on it but walk it firsf to know where the rock and holes are.

  20. #17
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Member
    #110
    Last Online
    April 6th, 2019
    Location
    Morrison, CO
    Age
    46
    4x4
    Toyota/Scout/Nissan
    Posts
    4,968
    User Name
    Patrolman
    Real Name
    Jeff
    Thanks Given
    182
    Thanked 346 Times in 298 Posts

    Default Re: fun in the snow



    Jackie previously posted:
    " Today is a good day to hit the grocery store I guess and put my grocery getter back to work!"

    The stores were chaos this morning. Same with the gas station. I guess everyone else was like me and waited until the last minute to take care of both.

  21. #18
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Member
    #1589
    Last Online
    January 1st, 2021
    Location
    Lakewood
    Age
    47
    4x4
    2017 JKUR Recon
    Posts
    2,945
    User Name
    dieseldoc
    Real Name
    Brandon
    Thanks Given
    1
    Thanked 397 Times in 351 Posts

    Default Re: fun in the snow



    newbies
    its going to snow.....better go buy 5 month worth of stuff!

    wonder whar these people would in the blizzard of '82.

  22. #19
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Member
    #830
    Last Online
    August 21st, 2020
    Location
    St. Mary's Glacier/Alice
    Age
    50
    4x4
    2011 4dr Rubicon
    Posts
    3,119
    User Name
    glacierpaul
    Real Name
    Paul
    Thanks Given
    508
    Thanked 303 Times in 215 Posts

    Default Re: fun in the snow



    2003 I Had 12' In Three Days, Awesome Blizzard. My Little Brother Was Bitten On Christmas In TheBlizzard Of 82 Good Times! Pushing 2' Here AsOf Now.
    ___________
    2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon w/plow, 2011 Jeep JKU Rubicon, 2005 Yamaha 660 Grizzly ATV, 2004 Yamaha Kodiak 450 atv,1996 Ford F-350 Turbo diesel crew cab long bed, 1982 Jeep J-20 stakebed w/plow, 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

  23. #20
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Member
    #1589
    Last Online
    January 1st, 2021
    Location
    Lakewood
    Age
    47
    4x4
    2017 JKUR Recon
    Posts
    2,945
    User Name
    dieseldoc
    Real Name
    Brandon
    Thanks Given
    1
    Thanked 397 Times in 351 Posts

    Default Re: fun in the snow



    My Little Brother Was Bitten On Christmas In TheBlizzard Of 82 Good Times! Pushing 2' Here AsOf Now.[/QUOTE]


    Bitten by what???

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. snow anyone?
    By glacierpaul in forum 4x4 Videos & Photos of Interest
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: April 25th, 2013, 07:35 AM
  2. Where's all the snow?
    By dr350jja in forum Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: February 1st, 2013, 11:05 AM
  3. more snow everybody
    By keith98 in forum Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: February 7th, 2012, 05:21 AM
  4. What? What snow???
    By Jackie in forum Chat
    Replies: 65
    Last Post: October 30th, 2011, 09:07 AM
  5. SNOW!
    By 4Runninfun in forum Chat
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: March 28th, 2009, 10:52 PM

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