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Coming to Ride in CO next Aug 2017 20-28ish.

I am looking for some good input on places to ride and camp.
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Both very experienced riders / drivers

Possible 20' enclosed trailer camping out of and 1 tent, or not camping in the trailer and 2 tents.

Do we have to trailer everywhere we go? or is there a place we can stay that we have access to a bunch on trails?

Looking for nice scenic trial system that has some difficult spots, not to big on super easy trail rides.

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Look into the San Juan Mountains of S.W. Colorado.
There is a lot of riding near/from Silverton, and many box canyons with passes near Ouray that require trailering to the trail head(s).

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A little late to the party but you need to go to Taylor Park, North East of Gunnison. Park and camp and then go ride, no trailers needed. Basically the entire valley is camping and you will not have a problem finding a place to camp. Trails are more difficult then those of the ones in Silverton, But the scenery is a lot better there. There are plenty of trails in both locations.

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Thanks for the reply guys. Now the camping NorthEast of Gunnison, is that near Taylor Park Trading post? I plan on camping out of my enclosed trailer, are there any issues with that? Do you know where I can find some Trial maps for both places?

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There is a R.V. park above the Trading Post with open space in the back. You can dry camp for a small daily fee, ride in and out from the park and work a deal to use the shower.
I don't use trail maps so others can help with that.

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Taylor Park Trading Post for RV camping with full hook ups but it's $36/day. As Ridgway mentions, I also recall there being dry camping in the back, behind the RV full hookup spots where you pay for the shower but it's not listed on the website. If that's not your thing, there is endless dry camping in and around the valley, just go north or southeast of the reservoir and there are areas all over. Some great spots tucked in up and off the main road.

Funtreks ATV Trails Guide Colorado Taylor Park, Crested Butte

Latitude 40 Maps Crested Butte – Taylor Park Trails


Expect it to be cold and feel lucky you timed it right if it is not cold but be prepared for rain. You may also want to check your intended dates as that time falls right into the Polaris Rzr Meet which can draw 300+ machines during the event. I happened to plan a trip there in 2014, with two friends who flew in so I wasn't able to change the dates, and the meet was going on. All Trading Post cabins and RV spots were reserved well in advance. Surprisingly, we were able to ride trails where we rarely encountered many vehicles... I'm still stumped about it to this day. I suspect it was because we tried to stay on 50" trails.

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huffer04- Camping is wide open. The Taylor Park Trading post is at the south end of the valley (right by the reservoir). Everything north of the Trading Post is pretty much open camping off of the main road thru Taylor Park. Plenty of places to camp, in the open, in the tree's etc. From the Trading Post, the valley is about 20 miles long, north bound. If you head east from the Trading Post (towards Tincup) there's about 7 miles of camping on either side of the main road to Tincup. You will not have a problem finding a camping place. I've camped there before and I go into the Trading Post for a shower (on top of the hill, where the RV's stay). From memory it was $7 for a shower.
The best map books, for both area's, are what RedRocket recommended the Well's Funtrek books. Buy one!
I also use some National Geographic maps (Trails Illustrated) for the either area as backup. Colorado - Trails Illustrated Maps - Trail Maps

Just for general info there is one restaurant at the Trading Post (Nugget Café) and one in Tincup (Frenchy's). There is gas available at the Trading Post and Gas available in the town of Pitkin (25 miles south of the Trading Post). The Trading Post has a small General Store to pick up a few things you forgot, plus beer and ice, lol.
End of August is a good time, the normal afternoon shower's have slowed down and the weather will be in the 30's at night and 60-75 temps during the day. I ride both area's frequently, PM me if you want more info.

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Ridgway81432 / RedRocket / wgc - Thanks for all the great information. I picked up a copy of the Well's book and it has a lot of great info also.

Are there any trails that have width restrictions to watch out for. I've seen some single track marking but I want to make sure that if I buy a YXZ or a SXS that myself and my buddies SXS Wolverine don't have any major issues.

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huffer04- from memory, which isn't that good, all of the newer Wells book have symbols at the top of the page showing what you can drive on them. In the Taylor Park area there are a lot of wide trails, but I have no clue on the widths of some of those SXS. Lot of wide open area's in the Ouray area as well and Ridgway can jump in here and tell you. Tons of jeep trails in the Ouray/Silverton area. Both area's seem to be popular with the SXS with the amount of traffic I've seen.

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There will be problem with width on 95% of the runs around here. There may be problems with the bottom of the SxS dragging the ground though. Generally there is a way around rocks steps but not always.

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Ridgway, I must have read it wrong. Your saying that 95% of the trails are not wide enough? If so I'd disagree. Most of the trails in Ouray/Silverton are jeep trails, hence it's popular with the Jeep crowd. ????

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wgc - I think Ridgeway is saying the problem will come from dragging the bottom of the SXS and not the width. And if that's the case, we are not worried about that, the majority of our riding is big rocky hill climbs, crawling over rocks that are bigger then the SXS. So dragging the skid plates wont be anything new.

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Huffer04- Figured you guys didn't have any problem dragging your skid plates as you said that you were well experienced and looking for something other then fire roads. If your coming up for 7-8 days then I would recommend doing both areas, kind of depends on how hard you guys like to ride. But the scenery is great, you'll have a great time!

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