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heading to telluride /Durango Colorado area, any off road suggestions

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by hankb62, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. Apr 10, 2016 at 7:27 PM
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    Any back road trips Ideas would be a great help
     
  2. Apr 10, 2016 at 7:59 PM
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    Probably best to ask locally when you get there. The locals are going to be the ones who know what's open vs. what's still snowed in. The Million Dollar Highway will probably be open, Wolf Creek Pass, Lizard Head Pass, but they're year round and paved.
     
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    I grew up on a ranch in Durango. TJ posted some good ones but there are a ton of others. And a lot without names. Just get a good map, I suggest the National Geographic Trails Illustrated maps and pick a mountain and go. There's still too much snow up high just about everywhere in the high country north of town. If you've never been to Durango, don't miss the Narrow Gauge train up to Silverton.
     
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    Shhhhhhhh, he is a tourist from TX man!!!! Don't give up the good stuff. LOL
     
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    Ok , keep it up and I'll bring a bed full Armadillos and fire ants with me. I be coming the week after memorial day. Thanks for the tips
     
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    Hell no. Keep those leprocy carrying Armadillos down in TX. Lol

    Since you are retired LE, we go easy on you.

    You have picked one of the best places to visit in CO. Enjoy. The 4th of July in Ouray is awesome. Sitting on Main Street and the fireworks look like they are coming down on top of you.

    If you wonder up to Colorado Springs, you can stop by hand have some beers.
     
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    I will certainly keep that in mind, we will be wondering around for about a week or so, no real agenda, Thanks
     
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    You will find more than enough in the four corners area.

    Pagosa Springs is also one of my favorite places.

    Hope you enjoy your trip.
     
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    One more question for the Colorado home bodies, If I keep the stock Michelins on the tundra, will we have any issues on the back road trails. I do have enough sense to stay off the bad trails. Just the rocky terrain and the area in general is unknown to me. Around here its knee deep black sticky Mud that you have to fight. I have seen pics of the 4X4 tours using stock looking pickups with standard size tires. Any recommendation from past experience or comments about being a tourist is welcome.
     
  11. Apr 13, 2016 at 7:03 PM
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    I hated my stock Michelins ...just keep momentum going and nothing too deep and u should be ok.
     
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    You will be fine up there. Don't be surprised if you see two lesbians in a Subaru pass you up on the trails. Seriously. They are not that hard.

    If you do, and have FaceBook, post on here and they will come faster than a fat kid eating a candy bar.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/Colorado4x4recovery/
     
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    All true ..and that recovery page kicks ass. Those guys are great!
     
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    I am on there just to hear about all the idiots that go up in the high country in the winter with stock vehicles thinking they can plow 4' of snow with the family truckster at midnight.
     
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    Or the ones that go by themselves...we had a local (Tacoma) guy do that. They rescued him late into the hours ...then we wheeled that trail the next month or so lol.
     
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    Do they charge?

    It is mind boggling to see what people go out in the winter. The blizzards of 07' really woke me up to how stupid people are. I was out for days pulling people out of the snow. I was making money hand over fist.

    There were several people in house coats, slippers, and no fuel in the ol' mini van going down to the local gas station for smokes with kids. All had no coats.
     
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    No charge, but some encourage beer, food, gas money etc as a small donation for the cause.

    Some peoples kids these days. Just zero logic :facepalm:
     
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