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Old 06-24-2013, 09:33 PM
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2 weeks after purchase.... Time to head to the mountains.



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Old 06-24-2013, 09:55 PM
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That's a beautiful drive, nice pictures, too. How did the GC like the altitude?
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:13 PM
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2 weeks after purchase.... Time to head to the mountains.

Mt Evans 06.23.13
I'll be heading up in a couple weeks myself! Nice pics!

PS. You HAVE to pull those neon pink dealer placeholders!
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:26 PM
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That's a beautiful drive, nice pictures, too. How did the GC like the altitude?
The 5.7 never felt weak, even at the summit. Very strong all the way.
(Notice how I found a way to say "summit" about my Limited)
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:38 PM
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I'll be heading up in a couple weeks myself! Nice pics!

PS. You HAVE to pull those neon pink dealer placeholders!
Ugh..... You are right. Off they go tomorrow morning!
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Re: 2014 Limited @ 14,000 ft | Colorado Rocky Mtns

SMax,

I saw your Jeep driving up Mt. Evans on Sunday as well. You were coming down as we were going up. We were driving the Cayenne S.

That color looked stunning!!

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Any recommended easy trail for an offroad newbie close to Durango CO? Going through in late August.
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:59 PM
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SMax,

I saw your Jeep driving up Mt. Evans on Sunday as well. You were coming down as we were going up. We were driving the Cayenne S.

That color looked stunning!!

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Any recommended easy trail for an offroad newbie close to Durango CO? Going through in late August.
Wish I could help, but we have never made it to Durango in our 15 yrs living in CO. Need to put that on the jeep bucket list!
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Any recommended easy trail for an offroad newbie close to Durango CO? Going through in late August.
You might want to buy this book that lists about 100 Colorado 4WD trails:

Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails, 3rd Edition: Charles A. Wells, Matt Peterson, Shelley Mayer: 9781934838044: Amazon.com: Books

Lists 20 Jeep trails north of Durango, in the Siverton/Telluride area.
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Me 3 weeks ago on top of Mt Evans in my new (ish) 2011 limited. Note black cousin in background!
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Re: 2014 Limited @ 14,000 ft | Colorado Rocky Mtns

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Any recommended easy trail for an offroad newbie close to Durango CO? Going through in late August.
Take a look at the Engineer Pass 4X4 road from just north of Silverton, which is north of Durango. Drive over the San Juan Mountains to Lake City and back. It is spectacular!!!

I believe it is listed as a "moderate" drive in the Colorado Backroads book mentioned above by ironroot. There are a few places where the road is narrow with big drop-offs, but nothing difficult. Only problem is if you are beak-to-beak with another vehicle. Remember, the vehicle going uphill has the right-of-way, but sometimes it makes sense for the vehicle going uphill to give way, back up a bit, etc.

Consider that thunderstorms are typical every afternoon that time of year in Colorado. I'd recommend starting early regardless of where you decide to drive. You might also consider dropping your tire psi, at least to the high 20s. Makes a big difference!
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