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hiking
25 days ago

hiked this today, 12.28.18. carried snowshoes but didnt need them. wore my spikes however. uphill climb and good workout. hiked 3.5 in and then back. beautiful scenery. stunning.

off road driving
27 days ago

Beautiful and remote. Started from Lake city and ran into a lot of traffic going the other way. Went in August and the trail was totally dry. Drove a 17 Chevy Colorado, with 3 inch lift. Was a bit tight when traffic was near. Lots of 14er trail head access in this road.

off road driving
1 month ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX2CWvvLKk0

Poughkeepsie Gulch is one of our favorite mountain trails in Colorado. Pasted above is a link to our youtube video of the trail. If you have not done it you have to give it a try. The wall, the most difficult obstacle, does has a bypass and it also has winch points.

off road driving
2 months ago

Fantastic views but highly recommend that you do not attempt in a non 4 wheel drive vehicle. Mountain sheep on the road was a plus. Restroom about half way up.

off road driving
2 months ago

Great trip with my FJ. A couple of non4wheel drive vehicles were attempting it and were having a difficult time. Great views

2 months ago

So much fun. First trail I took my Raptor on.

off road driving
3 months ago

Ophir Pass was a beautiful trail due to its easy going to moderate terrain. It allowed you to take in the sights - snow capped peaks and valleys. Definitely a must do, but can be challenging once it snows. I felt the sliding of the tires over the snow, and shot my adrenaline up with the steep edge so close most of the way. Would love to do it again in August-September!

stick time in 2008 jeep jk sport with 2018 rubicon wheels and tires minamal. off road experienced only. stock jeep WITH large tires made it no problem. NOT for faint of heart but completely navigable with patience and good equipment. Steps is only technical portion. you will know when u reach them. weather comes out of nowhere. worth the trip and understandable why it's on jeeps badge of honor trail list.

off road driving
3 months ago

Fantastic off roading experience. Snow and rain made it a bit slippery and had to take it real slow but crazy beautiful views.

off road driving
3 months ago

Fun trail. Different look than the rest of the others in the area.

off road driving
3 months ago

Always a fun trail. It is fun to go down and drive into such a scenic area. The problem with this trail is the idiots who think they are cool or something and take their dads Rav4 down. It clogs up the trail and is moronic. T-case and transmission are your friend on this one.

off road driving
3 months ago

Great little trail. Not too difficult at all. We took it on a very rainy and overcast day. It made the ascent a little harder than most days, but that’s what made it fun. The switchbacks going up were a blast.

off road driving
3 months ago

Best trail I have done in a while. I fell in love with this trail pretty quickly. We took it from the Ouray side coming up. Rainy and muddy that day. The wall area is so much fun. Took two of the three lines on the bottom with no winching. I did scrape some undercarriage on them...oh well. Always use protection people

off road driving
3 months ago

Fun trail I guess. It would be better going up I think. There are a few tippy spots coming down, so don’t go too quick.

2015 JKUR lifted and with the right stuff

off road driving
3 months ago

Fun rock crawling

off road driving
3 months ago

Another trail off my bucket list

off road driving
3 months ago

Amazing views, one challenging section. Lots of fun!!

off road driving
3 months ago

Great trail

off road driving
4 months ago

Great drive. Was not expecting all the rocks coming down from Animas Fork. Definitely chastity scrapping in some areas. Other than that my Jeep Wrangler did great! We had a blast and spent all day on the Alpine Trail.

off road driving
4 months ago

Great trail. Awesome views. Jeep did fine no issues. Only drawback was all the side by sides. Rude, did not make sure narrow areas were clear and just go. Made them back up to passing areas a few times. People remember in Colorado up hill traveling vehicle has right-a-way.

off road driving
4 months ago

Great trail. We did it East to West which meant that we went downhill on the West side of the summit and the rocky road. Had our 4x4 Tacoma in 4Lo and 1st gear crawling down the rocky slopes - no problem. Very nice views and spots for photos.

off road driving
4 months ago

This was our first trail on our visit to Ouray. The trail starts off pretty easy and gets rockier the father you go up. We got to the top portion where the sign states short wheel base, high clearance only past this point. We are driving a lifted Tacoma and a lifted 4 Runner, so we figured we would attempt it. We made it up a couple of the switch backs, but then decided to not push any further as it was raining and sleeting and traction was not great on the rocks. We turned around and headed back down. It was a beautiful trip, even if we didn't make it all the way to the top.

off road driving
4 months ago

Absolutely beautiful views and such a fun drive up the mountain. Saw some wildlife and experienced spectacular views. Would 100% do it again and maybe go camping.

4 months ago

OMG. Like Bill said, moderate is an understatement. However, I followed a couple of guys and they taught me alot. My maiden voyage for me and my jeep. The view at the summit was beyond magnificent. It was a challenge mentally somewhat, but worth gaining the experience.

off road driving
4 months ago

Entered trail from Lake City started out on dirt roads. Climbed above tree line on narrow trails and down to abandoned mine.

off road driving
4 months ago

The views are incredible here. I did west to east.

On my way up 2 people had popped tires going east to west so I suggest driving slow! The first few miles were steep and knuckle clenching on the shelf. Basically climbing over large rocks. I have a 4x4 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo and we bottomed a few times and had to almost gun it to get out in a spot. I’ll post pics once back.

Once you pass the top you’re out of the rock scrambling, and as another user mentioned is minivan worthy.

off road driving
4 months ago

Great 4wd drive. Great views. loved the waterfalls.

off road driving
4 months ago

Such an amazing drive over the San Juan mountains. I recommend going from Ophir to the Million Dollar Highway because climbing the rocks is much easier than braking down the whole pass.

off road driving
5 months ago

easy. beautiful.

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