1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

CO: Yankee Hill-Central City to St. Mary's

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by Eklectik78, Jul 9, 2020.

  1. Jul 9, 2020 at 3:08 PM
    #1
    Eklectik78

    Eklectik78 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2020
    Member:
    #332901
    Messages:
    134
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    AJ
    Central City, CO
    Vehicle:
    2018 Tacoma TRD Off Road
    1" level kit KB Voodoo rack Smittybilt Overlander Gen2 RTT
    I've been part of the way up the west side of this road once before, but I decided it was time to tackle the whole thing. I've heard a couple different stories and bits of advice about this road, but I will definitely say that was some of the most technical wheeling I've done in a very long time. Definitely puckered me a couple times.. :rofl:


    The road started out simple enough, definitely not a good indication of what lie ahead.



    Things definitely picked up quick though...




    The scenery was everything you'd expect for the high Rockies.





    Stumbled across this giant quartz outcropping near the top. There was evidence of gold mining here, I wonder if they got it all..?



    Finally made it to my side of the mountain! :amen:





    Overall this was a fantastic trip that definitely tested my comfort limits while proving that my Taco is a capable off-roading beast! I did get my first battle scars though. :facepalm:


    Gotta love those Colorado pinstripes! Oh well, I bought the truck to use and enjoy so I fully expect it to get some dings. :mudding:
     
    Littles likes this.
  2. Jul 14, 2020 at 8:34 PM
    #2
    summithightacoma22

    summithightacoma22 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2016
    Member:
    #190856
    Messages:
    117
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    michael
    denver
    Vehicle:
    2013 grey tacoma trd sport
    front +2 allpro long travel with kings. Marlin crawler lca reinforcements, alpine design cab mount. All pro spindle and upper control arm reinforcements. Willwood 6 piston front calipers and 2 piece rotors. rear 7 pack expedition soa, 12 2.5s, archive garage shock relocation kit. Archive garage shackle flip kit. wheels 285/75/17 geolander g0003 on 17x9 with a zero offset. engine bay. antigravity atx hd-20 lithium battery arb high capacity air compressor. 3* exhaust cam timing. intake spacer custom stuff custom made sliders, custom bed rack system, custom drawer and bed system, modified mounts for arawak awning. Fiberglass/lexan cap door. Boxed out frame in spots I could reach. soon to be a chopped bed at the rear axle interior -lathewerks co polymer stainless shift knob, modified from a wrx to fit. -pioneer mid and treble speaker replacement. -future mods -4.56 gears arb front and rear lockers -traction bar for the rear. -full carbon front clip. -supercharger eventually.
    this looks like an awesome little adventure. My truck is finally ready for adventuring, so i can be lazy and not look any of this up, where did you go to get on this trail? How long was the overall journey? Was their spots to camp along the way? I am denver, so i am just drumming up trail ideas.
     
  3. Jul 16, 2020 at 5:37 AM
    #3
    Eklectik78

    Eklectik78 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2020
    Member:
    #332901
    Messages:
    134
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    AJ
    Central City, CO
    Vehicle:
    2018 Tacoma TRD Off Road
    1" level kit KB Voodoo rack Smittybilt Overlander Gen2 RTT
    The east side is accessed from Central City. I took the CC Parkway to the Nevadaville turn off, then turned on Bald Mountain Rd. You can also start from the St. Mary's side via Mine Rd off Fall River Rd. There are several dispersed campsites along the trail, but Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties are both in Stage 2 fire restrictions so no fires. In fact, I'm not even sure you're allowed to off-road during stage 2 so you may want to look into that.
     

Products Discussed in

To Top