I have a 2010 double cab TRD Off Road tacoma with a 3" front lift and 1" rear... and Nitto Trail Grappler tires.... Factory skid plate.
I will be taking Taylor Pass from Ashcroft Ghost Town to Italian Creek to Crested Butte.
Then taking Paradise Divide and Devil's Punchbowl (Shofield Pass?) from Crested Butte to Marble...
Anyone think this is a bad idea? Will I be risking too much damage with only factory skids?
P.S. Here is my route I plan to take from Canon City to Grand Junction. If anyone is interested in attending all or part of the trail send me a PM. It starts out easy because my father-in-law is going to be following in his Chevy Silverado 4x4...
Day 1 (easy day to get used to the trail ratings):
- From Canon City, take Shelf Road to Cripple Creek.
- Then take Co Rd 1 to Hwy 24 to Hwy 9 to Hwy 285.
- Mosquito Pass to Leadville.
- Depending on the trail conditions, and if time permits, we may break off of Mosquito Pass to Birdseye Gulch.
- If we didn't do it on day 1, do Hagerman Pass to Basalt.
- Hwy 82 to Aspen, then Aspen Mountain, Richmond Hill to Ashcroft Ghost Town (Eat lunch here)
- Taylor Pass (possible camp @ Dorchester Campground after Taylor Pass if getting late)
- Italian Creek, Reno Divide (depending on how late it gets, there are 4 possible spots to camp along this route)
- From Crested Butte, take Pardise Divide
- Devil's Punchbowl to Marble (I am a little concerned about this one, We will be going against the recomended direction, If anyone thinks this is a bad idea please let me know!)
- Easy roads the rest of the way to Grand Junction.