Originally Posted by Jeff_Jeske
I'm going to be driving out to Denver next week for vaca. Can any of you recommend a fairly easy off the beaten path trail to take my jeep and wife thru? I'm a rookie and the Jeep is stock right down to the tires. Any suggestions welcomed!!!
Disclaimer: I think we are about on 30 days and 30 nights of rain, so if you see really a really big boat, make friends with the captain...
Roughly where you going to be?
What type of Jeep?
Even the new GC can handle just about anything...
Kinda depends on where you'll be hanging out.
I don't think Fall River Road in the National Park is open yet, is a nice one way uphill road/trail... I'd check, as it is very nice scenery if the rains don't wash it away.
I haven't been on Switzerland Trail over by Gold Hill, Ward after winter and all the rains, but it is usually in such good shape even Hondas can make most of it.
[If you can drive thru Ward without humming Dueling Banjos from Deliverance, you are a better person than I am...]
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Russell Gulch is quite nice, ditto Yankee Hill particularly if you have kids into gold mines. Actually once you get to Central City and keep going, there are all sorts of old trails branching off everywhere.
There's also Oh-My-God Road
which isn't nearly as bad as the name sounds...
Over by Rollinsville, there is the road up to the tunnel, and there is also another road taking off northward on the south side of the creek there.
Jeep Road over by St. Marys is nice, but can be a tad rough in spots.