Many off-roaders dream of exploring the different off-roading sites that Colorado has to offer. This area offers an amazing variety of topography that can make your experience interesting and refreshing. The scenery in Colorado is also some of the most beautiful scenery that this country has to offer.
Colorado is filled with different trails throughout the backcountry. Some of the drives are moderate, while some give experienced off-roaders the challenging experience they are craving. Colorado offers everyone of all skill levels something to enjoy; just make sure that your car is also prepared for the trip! Not all vehicles can handle all terrain types, so if you plan to go offroading, do your research about what your car can and can’t handle. Be prepared to borrow a car from a friend or rent a car that can handle the more intense trails.
Slaughterhouse Gulch is a trail that runs about 11 miles and is located near the city of Bailey, Colorado. The trail is filled with trees and has been thought of buy off-roaders as one of the more difficult trails that Colorado has to offer. It is recommended to go to this trail during the months from June to October.
Central City/Saint Mary’s
The Central City/Saint Mary’s offers some of the best views of the mountains. There is a large abundance of trails that will suit any type of experience you are trying to have. Yankee Hill is the best mountain if you yearn for a “real” uphill experience. The terrain of the hill is rocky, and the way up is very steep, but it the at the top you will get to see great views of the St. Mary’s glacier.
Alpine Loop is known as one of the most classic trails in Colorado. There are parts of the trail that do not necessarily require a car built for off-roading, but if you want to take on the whole trail (63 miles) you will need to ensure your vehicle can handle it. There is even history behind the trail. Along the trail, there are a small number of ghost towns that drivers can stop and visit as they make their journey.
Grand Mesa Trails
The Grand Mesa Trails are located right off of the I-70 freeway, so about a five-hour drive from the city of Denver. The whole trail runs about 150 miles and runs through the Grand Mesa National Forest. There are a variety of levels of difficulty within the trail. The trail also features lakes, mud holes, steep climbs, and even hills filled with grass. The views are worth every bit of challenge you may find with the trails. Grand Mesa has been known as one of the more moderate trails, so if you are just beginning or want to get more miles of experience under your belt, this is the trail for you.
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