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Magoo
09-29-2005, 07:50 PM
we ran this trail in the snow this year,but for the life of me i cant remember exactly how to get there.and what is its real name,i tried 4x4trails.net but got no answers.wanna hunt the area.also without snow on it could a 2wd do most of the trail?it had snow on it when i did it,but it seemed pretty tame.
shawn

Uncle Ben
09-29-2005, 07:53 PM
we ran this trail in the snow this year,but for the life of me i cant remember exactly how to get there.and what is its real name,i tried 4x4trails.net but got no answers.wanna hunt the area.also without snow on it could a 2wd do most of the trail?it had snow on it when i did it,but it seemed pretty tame.
shawn

Yankee Hill is the real name. Look at the map just to the east of St. Mary's which is the end of Fall River Road.

bh4rnnr
09-29-2005, 08:36 PM
Yankee Hill is realy not that hard to get to. From Centeral City, you go out of town to Colombine campground, there will be a road that goes left befor the campground. That will take you back into Yankee. Or you can go from Fall River Road. forgot the street name, but there will be a general store on the left as your turn right on the road(it's just after Alice). That will put you right at Yankee hill. A 2wd might be able to do most of it. There are many roads that go of the main road, lots of explorin to do. Is a fun area to spend a Sunday :) .

P.s, think I got this off Matt Farrs pics???

nakman
09-30-2005, 09:46 AM
Great pic!! when I think of Scott Yoder that's the exact image that comes to mind.. in his Runner, in the snow, smiling about his Mt/R's.. :D

Hulk
09-30-2005, 09:48 AM
Scott Yoder

...and eating some Elk Jerky. :D

JadeRunner
09-30-2005, 10:29 AM
Just made a fresh batch of jerky also. Looks like I need a little more lift in the front from that picture. Were gonna have some good runs up ther this winter.

As for the directions. Getting to Yankee Hill from the Central City side is a bit complicated. You would be better off starting from Alice. Turn right in Alice and head up, the access from the upper end near the St Mary's lake is closed now. Once up on Yankee hill you could find your own way back into Central City.

Magoo
09-30-2005, 04:56 PM
thanks fellas

Rzeppa
09-30-2005, 05:13 PM
That's interesting Scott. I've never tried that way before, always went up from Central City. I never thought it was hard to find, although there are so many trails up there it's easy to end up somewhere you didn't think of. Last time we went up there we exited at Apex. I think this was Matt L., Bruce, Perry and I. Not sure how we ended up at Apex, but it was a convenient way to get back on the road.

nuclearlemon
09-30-2005, 08:46 PM
shawn, when are you going?

Magoo
10-01-2005, 03:32 AM
maybe second rifle deer season,oct 22-30th

Bobzooki
10-03-2005, 04:48 PM
Instead of going all the way up to Columbine Campground, you can go up to Fall river road, and head toward St. Mary's/Alice.

At mile marker 1.0, turn right up York Gulch.
About 2 miles up, you come to a 4-way intersection - right is Bald Mountain Road to Central City, left goes to Alice/St. Mary's, and straight ahead takes you past Pisgah Lake all the way to Yankee Hill - it intersects the road from Columbine Campground about a mile or so after the 4-way intersection.