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    Is this road open? Iíve never wheeled up there north of Red Feather lakes but it looks like it could be fun. Anyone wanna plan something up here?
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    I could go for a ride up there. I don't know status. I wouldn't say there's much 'wheeling' aside from county roads that don't get plowed in the winter.

    Deadman - listed as closed
    Sand Creek - listed as closed

    I don't see Halligan Reservoir listed
    https://funtreks.com/off-road-trails...gan-reservoir/

    This section of road can be a good challenge:
    https://www.google.com/maps/dir/40.8...e3!4m2!4m1!3e0


    This stretch might have some challenge - the far east end is a shady, uphill heading west. Chains likely needed. A 1/2 or 3/4 mile later the road is likely bare. Farther west I have encountered un-plowed and well snow covered.
    https://www.google.com/maps/dir/40.9...a=!4m2!4m1!3e0

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    The week the wildfires started we were packed and ready to go up there on a long route from Estes Park to New Castle via the North Sand Hills which ofcourse did not happen, hoping to do something this year. It's wonderful up there, very few people and lots of moose. I'm interested but it's probably going to have to wait until late spring / summer with the snow they get up there and the fire damage. http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/re...telprdb5300963

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    My club goes up there snow bashing often, it can be really fun when the snow is deep. A couple of our trip planner were up there scouting this past weekend and there isn't much snow yet.

    In December we went to Boulder Ridge and Sand Creek, there was some snow 18"-24" and a few drifts.

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    Michael - are there any gates / physical closures up there?

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    Not that I am aware of.

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    I thought I read Cherokee Park road is open year round other than snow closing it..... the spurs off of it are closed from what I could tell also. The road seems to go way back and my thought was that with the small amount of snow we've had so far it could be fun to see how far back we can go

    Looking at the map, it starts at 5800 ft elevation and slowly ascends as the road goes west to northwest. It takes 21 miles before it gets to 8000 feet of elevation, which isn't really that high (I live at 8500) but there will likely be snow drifts around that altitude but we could get in 10+ miles for sure and maybe close to 20.....
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    When are you thinking of visiting?

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    Maybe next week or next weekend, you interested? I do have chains for the big truck, haven't tried them on yet but they should fit dandy
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    I'm game for next weekend (30/31).

    Either day works with Saturday being a preference.

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    Next Saturday should work for me too
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    Post it up!

    Perhaps a meet spot at the north end of Fort Collins?

    Jax FARM and RANCH at 1000 N, US-287, Fort Collins, CO 80524
    Note - There are two Jax's on US-287 in north Fort Collins, the other being Jax OUTDOOR a couple miles south.
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    King Soopers 1842 N College Ave, US-287, Fort Collins, CO 80524
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    Both places have gas

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    Hmmmm

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    open_circuit previously posted:
    "Hmmmm"

    It'd be nice to check out the top!

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    Looking for an excuse to get on the trail one of these Saturdays. If this ends up happening next Saturday, I'll be interested to join if not too much snow

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    open_circuit previously posted:
    "Looking for an excuse to get on the trail one of these Saturdays. If this ends up happening next Saturday, I'll be interested to join if not too much snow"

    Ditto: was wanting to stay closer to home next weekend but the company would be worth the drive. I'll see how things shape up for next weekend.

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    Looked this up a bit today and it looks great, if my parts get here and I get done in time I'm in.






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    Yea I read this was a good winter trail until too much snow falls..... which hasnít really happened yet! I think Iíll actually bring the Jeep, had to jump start it today and greased all the joints and driveshaft & ripped thru all the snow on my property with ease! Forgot how awesome this thing is! I will need to buy a new battery this week but Iíll post this up for Saturday!
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    Paul previously posted:
    "Looked this up a bit today and it looks great, if my parts get here and I get done in time I'm in.






    "

    These are from my club's trips. The snow can be much deeper than shown in the videos.

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    It's been snowing here at the house since early this morning. Several inches of accumulation here.

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