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Medano Pass

Discussion in 'Colorado' started by Grumpy Uncle, Dec 28, 2018.

  1. Jan 5, 2019 at 5:34 AM
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    That would be great Russ! The more the merrier. It's a nice area of the state that gets overlooked.
     
  2. Jan 5, 2019 at 10:16 AM
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  3. Jan 5, 2019 at 10:30 AM
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    Come on down! Or are you saving your time for the big meet and greet?
     
  4. Jan 5, 2019 at 10:32 AM
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    Hey Chris why dont you bring the Heep, we can always use a whipping boy!:D
     
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  5. Jan 5, 2019 at 10:33 AM
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    Or he can ride with me. We can share a tent ;)
     
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    One more person in said tent and someone can practice skiing. :D
     
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  7. Jan 5, 2019 at 10:38 AM
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    Brown chicken, brown cow.
     
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  8. Jan 5, 2019 at 10:40 AM
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    Hell yeah!!

    Then we can go over to Mt Blanca.
     
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  9. Jan 5, 2019 at 10:45 AM
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    Give me time to look at Mt. Blanca, before I get myself in a hole.
     
  10. Jan 5, 2019 at 10:48 AM
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    You can do 3/4 of it. I see tundra’s up there all the time.

    I wouldn’t take you someplace that would cause damage. That would be messed up.
     
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  11. Jan 5, 2019 at 11:03 AM
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    Sounds like a good possibility. I just checked out a couple of YT vids, obviously my/our trucks wont be doing that stuff.

    So are you down as well, even if you ride with me or Jose?
     
  12. Jan 5, 2019 at 11:06 AM
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    I would be down.
     
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    I'll add you in.
     
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  15. Jan 5, 2019 at 12:47 PM
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  17. Jan 11, 2019 at 11:49 AM
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    Medano Pass should definitely be doable in a Tundy.

    We did it last August and the only spot that was iffy was the top most creek crossing (first you encounter past the peak when driving the pass headed south). When we went through mid-august, the creek was about 2.5 foot deep. Did a good job drowning my LED bar and got a little concerned with my plastic fan blades chopping the water, but the creek bed was pretty uniform (then) and didn't drop off with any surprises. It's just wide enough (~35 feet) that checking depth in the middle wasn't doable without going in.

    Several camp spots had bear boxes, some dispersed spots did not, so plan accordingly because bears are common in the area. No real views from most the camp spots, but coming down into the sand dunes is nice. No need to airdown in the sandy spots, if you're doing the pass going south (downhill through the sand). If you'd like to though, there is an air up station by the RV dump/parking lot.

    Also, don't forget to stop at Zapata Falls just off CO-150 south of the dunes. Crummy washboard roads going up to the parking lot and a little 1/4 mile hike to the falls, the last bit through freezing water (wear water friendly shoes, don't be an idiot and do it barefoot like I did, you'll regret it) but a nice little side venture.

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    Wow! 2.5" deep in August? We went in October and is was about 3" deep LOL

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    Agree. The road to the falls b-l-o-w-s. The fun part was that there was no one on the road and my kids sat on my lap and drove the truck.
     
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    o_O 2.5 feet is a decent depth for us nearly stock Taco folks. Though I've heard you can still drown in 2 inches of water, so glad to hear you survived a full 3"! :amen:

    The crossing pictured isn't the top most crossing, it looks like one closer to the bottom/dunes (?).
     
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    That is correct. First crossing coming from the dunes side. The other ones weren't much deeper.

    Sorry, 2.5' not 2.5". Typo. Mostly noting how quickly the water level dropped in 2 months. My tundra was stock at the time too.
     
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    The top most one was that shallow, right before you crest the peak and head down the north side? Wow if so. Unfortunately I didn't stop to get a picture of it, was just happy to get through it and not meet the same fate I did in my XJ once..
     
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    I'll be keeping an eye on this thread and would possibly like to join. New member on this forum, but not new to forums/offroading. Dont know how built my tundra will be, but I can always bring my land cruiser...
     
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    Can be done with stock tundra
     
  24. Jan 21, 2019 at 11:53 AM
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    Do you want me to add you to the list? Shoot on over to the new member intro and tell us about yourself. :thumbsup:
     
  25. Jan 21, 2019 at 11:55 AM
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    But why do it in a stock tundra if you have a built land cruiser? ;)
    Sure, go ahead and add me to the list!
     
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    I can't argue that LOL
     
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