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Blindranger
03-14-2014, 09:16 AM
Hey all,
It looks like I have unpacked the house enough that I will get some time to explore this weekend. Any recommendations for good close in trails? Alternatively are there any good sites/resources for finding trails?

Cheers,
Matt

Fishy
03-14-2014, 09:28 AM
You bet....

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/forumdisplay.php?f=4

http://www.traildamage.com/

http://bushducks.com/ (more for open/close reports)

http://www.amazon.com/Colorado-Backroads-4-Wheel-Drive-Trails-Edition/dp/1934838047

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/forumdisplay.php?f=4 (this one will really get going now that the weather is warming)

and I never travel with out this....
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/listing/2690854136482?r=1&cm_mmca2=pla&cm_mmc=GooglePLA-_-Book_15To24-_-Q000000633-_-2690854136482

Blindranger
03-14-2014, 09:38 AM
Brilliant!

Jacket
03-14-2014, 09:58 AM
Your options are pretty limited this time of year, especially in Boulder County. With the floods last fall and the winter snow, most trails are closed until May/June. Heading further south opens a few options for trails open all winter. I believe China Wall stays open, and the Gulches (http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=20620) can be driven, and maybe Slaughterhouse. Yankee Hill is close by near Central City/Blackhawk, but this is a full on snow run as you climb higher and higher.

Fishy
03-14-2014, 11:38 AM
China Wall, all 3 Gulches, plus Illinois Gulch and that area all remain open. It takes about 3-4 hours to reach the bottom of Hackett from South Denver, so it's a full day from the North Side. China Wall is even further, but they're both fun. We'll be doing a Hackett Mud Run very soon.