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off road driving
3 days ago

Great trail overall. Has some great views when you come out of the trees. It is tight in some spots and would be tricky for anything much bigger than my 4Runner. My 2.5” lift was plenty and saw a stock Tacoma doing just fine. Fairly snowy up top already.

off road driving
4 days ago

Great trail for stock 4x4, views were excellent. There was a fair amount of traffic Saturday morning going up stage coach and gold rush... once we got up to almagre trail we felt pretty secluded! Our stock Jeep Grand Cherokee did excellent we had no problems, had a blast.

off road driving
8 days ago

Easy drive with many old mining structures. Views from the drive are so so. The good part is it is close to other trails.

off road driving
10 days ago

Did it on a ATV , fun , some rocky inclines / declines . I’d go back again for sure.

The mining stuff was cool to look at, but the trail was really short.

off road driving
13 days ago

Beautiful drive especially in the fall, but should not be rated easy...definitely moderate. Coming back down was much easier. We saw a Moose on the way up which was really cool! Only about 3 areas that were tricky. The entrance being the worst of it. Coming back down was much easier.

Fun, easy, forested trail with several good look out points over the river. Lots of sweet dogs and a few nice people. Went in late September and the Aspens were amazing!

good trail to take your jeep for a nice drive

off road driving
19 days ago

I drove Storm Mountain 128 and 153 with my girlfriend in her stock 17 Rubicon unlimited. It cleared all exposed rock obstacles. However, there is 1 section I did not chance on the end of the steep climb on 153. Only had 1 jeep and no winch. Other than that, it was a great time! I saw a couple other jeeps along the trail. The aspen are changing. I also saw several turkey with poults. Saw 1 yote on the trail. Good times, check this spot.

off road driving
23 days ago

+great view at the top
+pleasant trail
+saw a huge moose

-only one challenging spot at the beginning

-app is not accurate for trailhead, I had to ask locals. you'll come to a 3 way stop in an opening near the end of where the app wants you to go. the app wants you to go left, but go right. roughly a quarter mile down the road you'll see a house on the left side of the road with a red(if I recall correctly) door and a hard left turn by the house, take the left. I wrote these directions from memory from 2 months ago, but I'm pretty confident that's right.

off road driving
23 days ago

Switzerland trail was not a challenge at all! we saw a mini van out here. look out for lots of pedestrians on foot and on their pedal bikes. IF you choose to go down Pennsylvania gultch, then make sure you have a good 4×4 and clearance. It is extremely tight and very challenging. stock jku Rubicon

off road driving
28 days ago

The trailhead is on private property and completely blocked off. The road up is an easy off-road trail. That’s what we recorded. Super bummed.

The trail road to Camp Dick was a little hard to find coming from Lyons. Saw a large sign that said Camp Dick and thought to turn there, but there was a closed gate. The road is just a little further South on Hwy 72. The road is a one vehicle paved road, so be prepared to move over onto the side to allow other vehicles to pass. There were a lot of 4 WHL vehicles going up the trail and the hiking trail was hard to find. No maps or markers. Found a trail to the right of 4x4 road and followed it to the bridge, then a clear trail way to follow, but no markers. Overall a very easy trail to hike and going in has a light incline with lots of rocks and muddy areas, but shaded and pretty quiet. The waterfall isn't much to see since your up high on mountainside, but cool too listen too. Finished the trail and came back, easy hike down. My only complaint is there were several dog poop bags left on the side of trail! Come on Boulder, what's up with this? Also, dogs are supposed to be on leash and 95% weren't and spooked us and our puppy! They were good dogs though and not aggressive, so I guess that's ok. Overall, an easy hike and saw some young children, enjoyed the shade and secluded lunch by the river with my boyfriend and dog.

off road driving
1 month ago

Fun trail that had a great mix of flat dirt road and some intense rocky uphill climbs (I went counter clockwise). I am newer to trails, but I am guessing that if my 2000 4Runner (3” lift and 33’s) was stock, I’d have some potential dings/damage underneath from one to three spots.

off road driving
1 month ago

Fun trail, not too difficult. I did about half the trail in a leveled Chevy Silverado on 34" all terrain tires. Didn't finish the trail due to afternoon storms rolling in.

Nice and shady but also not busy at all

off road driving
1 month ago

Took my gmc Jimmy up there and camped. When you come to a fork in the road right is private land blocked off and left is the actual trail. Pretty great camping spots actually. Easy drive trail. Saw a Subaru Outback after dark.

off road driving
1 month ago

Great trail to start on and practice. This is the first trail I went on off-roading and have been back a number of times since.

From what I can see however, this map only shows about half of the trail.

I'd break it down into 3 sections:

1) The start the Peak To Peak highway to the old station clearing at the Sugarloaf Mountain side.

2) Station to Fourmile Canyon Drive (shown as the end on this map).

3) The trail continues on the other side of the road (marked by a blue sign saying alternative evacuation route) and up to gold hill road.
This section includes the Mount Alto picnic area.

As noted in other reviews there are a couple of other trails off here (Pennsylvania Gulch stands out as being the toughest of the bunch, it's very rocky in places and needs high clearance, 4 low to get through without issue, not really a trail for beginners. The others off of here are on par with the rest of this trail though)

They are very similar in difficulty, there's no big rocks and only a few narrow stretches.
You can generally find a place to pass really close, should you meet somebody coming the other way on one of these narrow places.
Most of it is wide enough for 2 to pass.

For me, not keen on heights at all, there are some places with quite the drop off the side of the trail.
The one springs to mind, is close to the Mount Alto Picnic area, where there is a large stone on the driver side of the trail that looks a little bit like a tree stump, though it's actually fairly wide.
Still it is not that scary, even for me, who has an issue with heights.

My fear of heights is something that off-roading in Colorado is helping me come to terms with! LOL :-)

I have seen 2wd cars on this trail, so it's a really good place to get used to your 4wd vehicle and off-roading in general.
This trail has been recommended as a starting trail by a number of different people and is very popular.

Airing down helps make the trail smoother, though I've done it without airing down (because I am a newbie!).
If you don't have a decent air compressor, there are 2 places in Nederland nearby you can air up at. The Gas station on the roundabout and the Kwik Mart across from it.


Note for the complete new starter to 4x4 offroading:

If you're still not sure you want to start with this one, do the Old Fall river road in Rocky Mountains National park about an hour north of this.
That's an unpaved road and really only needs 2wd, has some awesome views up in the Alpine Biome and it is a one way only road, so no need to worry about passing.
It's not listed on this site for some reason though.

1 month ago

Oh my god was this underwhelming. A few dots are pretty but not something I would do again

off road driving
1 month ago

Didn’t get real far until came across a “private road” sign. Seemed to be clearly marked as 332A but didn’t feel like arguing with any angry land owners. Turned around before getting even half way.

Great quiet trail, lots of interesting rocks if you look closely. We saw a few campers off the road in little pull offs and a really sweet cabin in a clearing (remember: no trespassing). The dogs loved it, too

off road driving
1 month ago

Pretty fun drive and not too technical. We couldn't do the end switchbacks as someone left their jeep parked across the road. This was my 1st ever off road drive, and ended up following a group of jeeps which was great. I would say no problem for beginners, just don't be afraid to take it slow. For what it's worth I have a lifted rubicon tj on 35's, but there were guys in stock jks rolling through no problem.

im a beginner when it comes to offroading. it was fun and easy in a stock pro4x xterra. not sure how sedans can do this trail in some areas...

off road driving
1 month ago

We ran this trail 8/24/18. This trail is just a rocky road winding through the trees. It is poorly marked and you can quickly find yourself over your head if your not careful. A few nice scenic spots but mostly no view . 2008 FJ cruiser with a 2 inch lift and 33 “ tires with a full skid plate system. You’ll need all of that and more venturing off the main route.

Went down in a leveled titan. easy until you get to the cutbacks. I suggest trucks not to go! No spots to turn around and barely wide enough for people to get by. truck went over center of gravity in corners. But it was a blast can't wait to take the 4 wheeler up it.

beautiful!

Took my 4Runner here. The views were incredible when your reach the main landing spot. It’s almost like a playground up top because there are plenty of trails from easy to difficult centrally located around this area. Plus it’s one of the closest trails to Denver that I’ve seen

off road driving
1 month ago

The road was mainly a dirt road, there wasn’t a lot that was very moderate about it at all except when you turn off the main path and go exploring on the side paths. The views were alright, but I will say there were some slightly challenging obstacles along some of the side trails. There is one in particular that is a dead end and you can see a weather station set up at the top. Pretty cool!

off road driving
2 months ago

did the full loop. recommend some good shocks, tires and height for smoother ride lots of rocks that make it bumpy. moderate is some areas and easy in others. easy to get lost and watch your signs overall great trail! stock jku rubi

on Oh-My-God Road

off road driving
2 months ago

This drive wasn't super scary or spectacular. The ruts in the road were pretty bad. The old mining sites and dredges, as well as the semi-ghost town of Nevadaville was interesting. Basically, this is a mellower route to take from Idaho Springs to Central City.

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