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Question for CO guys!

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by DizzyZ, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. Sep 18, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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    DizzyZ

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    We are thinking of trying to plan a winter trip to CO, what is the offroading like there in the winter? I know some passes are closed for winter, are there always places to offroad, or is it hard to find places to go in the winter? Are there certain times of the year I want to avoid? Thanks.
     
  2. Sep 18, 2011 at 2:45 PM
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    GeoTaco

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    I would say avoid off roading in the winter in general....at least in the mountians. We were stopped by snow in april, so its pretty much impossable during the winter months, hell even I-70 is tough at times.

    Also, you will get a better response if you ask in the CO BS Thread, but ill link this in there for ya.
     
  3. Sep 18, 2011 at 3:04 PM
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    What about around thanksgiving? Would there be too much snow then?
     
  4. Sep 18, 2011 at 3:42 PM
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    I know a few trails open in the winter. Although I never done them in snow.

    Waldorf mine is open, and China wall. end of oct and early nov is probably doable. After that we are talking 3-4 feet deep. Im sure other folks in our Colorado B.S. thread would know more. But if you guys come im down!
     
  5. Sep 18, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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    ToyComa92

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    Ive been to Slaughterhouse Glutch in mid winter and its a mess, Id advice doing the main colorado trails June-august. But seeing on how the weather has held up pretty nicely all the way into almost October, You could very well get at least a weekend in before i assume its going to get crappy. Colorado always has something to 4x4 though. If anything the roads where i live that arent country maintained are fun!
     
  6. Oct 19, 2011 at 11:37 AM
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    I would say winter (in the mountains) is a no go from mid October on till at least april and maybe june or july depending on the altitude of the trail. However, there are many lower altitude trails which are lots of fun, just do your research. There are some great links for Colorado trails on this site.
     
  7. Oct 21, 2011 at 8:15 AM
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    Most trails are starting to become snowed in now, any trails for the most part up in the high mountains will not be passable in November. The only trails I have ever done are slaughterhouse glutch, okay trail but it can get pretty icy and easy to slide off the trail. Other trail in chinamans glutch, that trail stays open most of winter. Fun trail with some very challenging obsticles.
     
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