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SMax 06-24-2013 09:33 PM

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2 weeks after purchase.... Time to head to the mountains.



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Mt Evans 06.23.13

Route 66 06-24-2013 09:55 PM

That's a beautiful drive, nice pictures, too. How did the GC like the altitude?

davekarn 06-24-2013 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by SMax (Post 847616)
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!

SMax 06-24-2013 10:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Route 66 (Post 847630)
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)

SMax 06-24-2013 10:38 PM

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Originally Posted by davekarn (Post 847645)

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!

Aiyer 06-25-2013 10:56 AM

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!! :)

Cheers,
-A

eibyer 06-25-2013 04:46 PM

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Any recommended easy trail for an offroad newbie close to Durango CO? Going through in late August.

SMax 06-25-2013 06:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Aiyer (Post 847895)
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!! :)

Cheers,
-A

Hey,, that's cool. Is your Porsche white?

SMax 06-25-2013 07:01 PM

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Originally Posted by eibyer (Post 848058)
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!

ironroot 06-25-2013 10:09 PM

Re: 2014 Limited @ 14,000 ft | Colorado Rocky Mtns
 
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Originally Posted by eibyer (Post 848058)
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.

Krisw123 06-26-2013 07:23 PM

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Me 3 weeks ago on top of Mt Evans in my new (ish) 2011 limited. Note black cousin in background!

bobkbusch 06-26-2013 08:46 PM

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Originally Posted by eibyer (Post 848058)
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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