Originally Posted by turbospartan
OK so I found the TrailDamage.com links for those 2 trails. Some more questions, if you don't mind Aiyer:
- What did you bring with you as far as gear (tow strap, shovel, etc.?)
- Do you think the skid plate package is necessary for this trail (I only have the Altitude which you couldn't get with skids, but I do have the QTII)
- Altitude rims are 20" with fairly low-profile tires. Not sure if airing down is required and if you can even do it with such low-pros
- How long did the trip take and what was your route (which one is the 1st pic, driving along that ridge)?
I always carry a tow strap in the Jeep when I go off-roading. I have never used it in the last 10 yrs I had the strap. it is still wrapped in the original package. Skid plates are not really necessary if you stay on the trail. On the side trails, if you plant the wheels carefully, you should be ok.
I did not air down my tires. Most of the roads were dirt with some rocks and potholes. Unless you wander off the trail like I did, you should be fine. I got lost which took me to a trail w/ lots of rocks. It was fun and i did not damage the underside since I took it very slow.
Well, if you drive carefully, you should be fine with the 20" wheels. But again, anything can happen on the trail. If I had 20" wheels, I would not hesitate to drive 'coz I am willing to take the risk.
The trail is around 20 miles round trip. Took me about 4-5 hours since I took time to enjoy the scenery and take pics. Take I-70 west to Georgetown and then take Guanella pass road. Just after you pass waterfall on the right side, you will make a sharp right followed by a sharp left where there are two information signs for tourists. The trail starts right there. According to google maps, the coordinates are 39.683202,-105.702568 for the trail start.
The first pic was the 3rd pic from the top.
Here is the link to the trail on google maps.