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Old 04-12-2013, 03:25 PM
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So being a noob to.wheeling in colorado( born here but.lived in oregon), when is the wheeling season start and end? non snow wheeling that is?! thanks
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:38 PM
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It's altitude dependent. This is the time of year when folks start working on busting trails open, like Jenny Creek.

Lower altitude trails like Slaughterhouse Gulch and Rampart Range Road are probably accessible now, but at Rampart they will close the gates if they have not done so already until about Memorial Day. And Dakan's gate might not open until May 1, I can never remember.

In May you will probably be able to do Barbour Fork (if the gate's not locked) and Bill Moore (at least the lower section). Spring Creek maybe as well.

June will see the opening of trails up to about Summit County. We usually hit up Spring Creek on Fathers Day and Argentine the week or so after, though Argentine usually holds enough snow up high to prevent us from reaching the pass or most of McClellan Mountain.

Snowdrifts can hang out on certain trails well into July, or even August. That's why we head to Moab in May, to take advantage of dry ground there while ours thaws out!
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:30 PM
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Barbour Fork opens June 16, there's a gate at the bottom. I've run Argentine, Kingston, and Jenny Creek in late June and not been able to get to the top of any of 'em because of snow. For the higher elevations, wheeling season is less than 3 months/year- by mid October it starts to get pretty dodgy again.

Yeah, maybe that's why we go to Utah so much...
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:29 PM
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Im itching to get out!! I switched from Isuzu to Toyota and have my 80 ready!! Is this the best area to check for upcoming runs? thanks!!
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:50 PM
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Me and BigCountry are going to do a shakedown for Moab run. We talked about next week, Wednesday or Thursday. Im doing a bunch of work on my truck, and I want to load it up like I'm heading for Moab and make sure there are no issues. MountainGoat is usually up for a midweek run too. Metberry and Longwater should be nice and muddy, so that's usually fun.

Keep an eye open here, I'll post something up. It's possible we may wait till the following week. Stay tuned.
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Me and BigCountry are going to do a shakedown for Moab run. We talked about next week, Wednesday or Thursday. Im doing a bunch of work on my truck, and I want to load it up like I'm heading for Moab and make sure there are no issues. MountainGoat is usually up for a midweek run too. Metberry and Longwater should be nice and muddy, so that's usually fun.

Keep an eye open here, I'll post something up. It's possible we may wait till the following week. Stay tuned.
Let me know, I'm off next week & itching to wheel!!!
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Let me know, I'm off next week & itching to wheel!!!
You got it!
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Dpending on the day, I could wheel during the week too!
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... MountainGoat is usually up for a midweek run too. ...
I am up for either Wednesday or Thursday. The sooner we nail it down the better.

I need to test out my new front tube bumper:



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