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    Falls about here and we as a family usually try and do a day trip to see the aspens changing in colorado. I have been on a few different trails that have been excellent. Medano pass, Taylor pass/tin cup pass, just to name a few.

    But your guys opinions what are the best aspen view trails. Would rather them not be really hard but more like senic trail, away from all the nastyness living in a city has to offer.

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    Kebler Pass

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    I'll agree that Kebler Pass is an excellent choice. Last year we did a Fall Color Run on Tin Cup/Cottonwood Pass.
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    BV has a bunch of nice areas. Tin Cup/ St Elmo side

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    I ran Tincup last year in late sept with my 97 burb. It was worth the trip! Fall color runs would be good for stocker-no locker types. At the end of the month I would like to make a trip in one of my stock trucks.

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    Hagerman pass....between leadville and basalt..then come back by maroon bells by aspen then over
    Independence pass back to leadville over tennessee pass to redcliff over shrine pass close to holy cross
    Comes out on i70 on vail pass to back home....

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    white collar redneck dad previously posted:
    "Hagerman pass....between leadville and basalt..then come back by maroon bells by aspen then over
    Independence pass back to leadville over tennessee pass to redcliff over shrine pass close to holy cross
    Comes out on i70 on vail pass to back home...."

    This looks like it my be a winner. I am going to have to look into the route planning. But i like this one the best.

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    I would plan it soon, the colors are changing fast! We were up near apex/rollinsville/central city/caribou yesterday and more than 1/2 of the aspens were changed already!

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    Can't find any info on Hagerman or Tenn. pass. Are they stock friendly/ easy trails?

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    gm4x4lover, I agree on that run. Is it something I could take a 97 k2500 suburban on (33" mud tires & rear locker)?

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    gm4x4lover previously posted:
    "This looks like it my be a winner. I am going to have to look into the route planning. But i like this one the best."

    Think it be doable in the Subie?

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    I nominate gm4x4lover to officially post this as a run
    Last weekend in Sept or first in Oct would probably be good dates. I will be driving either a 97 k2500 burb or a 01 S10 crew cab, both with stock suspension & rear lockers.

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    Smash previously posted:
    "I would plan it soon, the colors are changing fast! We were up near apex/rollinsville/central city/caribou yesterday and more than 1/2 of the aspens were changed already!"

    Same with Kenosha Pass today.
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    Hagerman - rated a "1" difficulty.
    http://www.4x4trails.net/db_view_trail.php?trailNum=59

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    I have been doing some research and that trip looks like it might be a bit of a drive from the springs and will make for a really long day. I am thinking tincup / taylor pass loop. Let me know what you guys think?

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    gm4x4lover previously posted:
    "I have been doing some research and that trip looks like it might be a bit of a drive from the springs and will make for a really long day. I am thinking tincup / taylor pass loop. Let me know what you guys think?"

    Did that loop last year, if you want to end with more Aspens start going over Cottenwood/Taylor and end in St. Elmo. It really was a great trip

    Last year ---> http://www.frontrange4x4.com/forums/...ead.php?t=3154

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    or hancock pass, cumberland pass, tincup pass?

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    Hancock looks like it has some stuff to explore like an alpine station, mines, cabins, etc... They all seem to be in the same general area.

    So who all wants to go?

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    sunday sept 26?

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    That date works for me. Should this be categorized as a "stocker without locker" run?

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