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Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by Big_John, May 3, 2021.
Following. I’m Interested.
Following. Considering iron butting it up from SoCal.
Did that one year, I think it was 2012
I did one this past christmas, got a little chilly haha.
It would at Christmas
I meant iron butt to West Fest
I’m pretty bummed the dates don’t work for me this year
Following. Hoping my collarbone is healed enough that I can join.
Yo everybody. This is definitely on and going to be a blast. More laid back, and more primitive, for those who camp. The access road to camp definitely would not be ideal for street tires. Loose rocks, some steeper spots, etc. Trailers would be discouraged. Dispersed camping, lots of options. Fantastic central meeting place for campfire social. No curfew like the KOA. We will get porta potties and some water available. Showers, if you care, would be elsewhere. There should be plenty of opportunities while riding during the day to fall in some creeks.
Breakfasts on fri and saturday morning just down the road at the Mine. BBQ dinner Sat night. We are finalizing costs, but fees will include t shirt, camping, 2 breakfasts and a dinner. If you need hookups, hard shelter, more luxury, there are plenty of options nearby in Ouray, Ridgway, etc. It should go without saying, but please keep things safe and slow on the road coming and going, as it passes through a neighborhood.
This is a fantastic time of year. A little quieter, but temps aren't too cold yet. Usually. Colors may be just starting to change.
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I'm definitely in but I need to work out the logistics, specifically what to do with the trailer. Riding to the camp area is fine but is there somewhere to park the tow vehicle and trailer?
Interested. IF the dates coincide with our family trip from Calif, my new ride arrives, and the stars align just so...
Just before you cross the creek to go up the 4wd road, there is space for trailers. As we get a better idea of #s, we can see if we need additional space to park.
Is the road to camp 2WD truck accessible? Full size and compact?
I don't think a 2wd will make it. We had John's Tacoma in 4 low when we scoped it out. It's a bit steep with some loose rocks. Maybe, if it's not too dry or not too wet....
There will probably be parking available down at the base of the hill or possibly at the mine though. And we plan to have some 4wd vehicles hauling gear up and down.
In. Super jealous you own property in Ouray.... 40 acres in CO is getting harder and harder to find.
Multiple trail runs for different levels of experience/bike size?
Plus you can ride to Ridgeway and see naked hot spring titties!
No "official" trail runs, but plenty people get together for like minded riding. A few people followed me on a fun day a few years ago, lighter plated bikes. Corkscrew to Stoney Pass, Pole Creek ST to West Lost Creek ST, Wager Gulch to Engineer, if I remember correctly.
Plenty of people will be hitting Black Bear to Imogene Pass. Those are highlights if you have never been here.
I actually did the Imogene Pass run a couple years ago and tend to end up in Ouray for the 4th of July weekend, but haven't put 2 wheels on dirt in the San Juans just yet. Usually pass through there for fall colors runs with my dad, but he's more of a pavement princess despite being a GS owner... typical.
Plenty of big bike rides, both paved or easy dirt. Owl Creek pass, last dollar road, 550 to Silverton then easy dirt to Animas Forks. Plenty for all! I just personally tend to focus on skinny trails.
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How far from the base of the hill to the camp area? Is it walking distance? Perhaps I can park the trailer there and drive the truck up?