These pages feature trails run by the members of TrailDamage.com (why that name?), a club based in Colorado. Here you can find information about trails in Colorado, Utah, Arizona, California, Texas and Wyoming. Each trail page contains a description of the trail, as well as trail features like rock climbing, water crossings and mud. Pictures, maps, and Google Earth information (what is Google Earth?) are featured here, with many more pictures and movies within each Trail Report.
Latest Trail Report: Chinaman Gulch on June 1, 2013
Trail run by Matt K., Mike S. and Monica:
"Matt tends to run Chinaman Gulch on a regular basis, but Mike and Monica hadn't seen it since 2006. It was time to see how it had changed in seven years. We ran it soon after our trip to Utah, so it ended up being a small group of three in the end. That meant we'd finish the trail early and have time to go explore new trails."
The Last Ten Runs
- Chinaman Gulch: ran June 1, 2013
- Shields-McGee Loop: ran June 1, 2013
- Sevenmile Creek (Fourmile Area): ran June 1, 2013
- Lenhardy Cutoff: ran June 1, 2013
- Black Dragon: ran May 26, 2013
- Fix It Pass: ran May 26, 2013
- Devil's Racetrack: ran May 26, 2013
- Waterpocket Fold: ran May 25, 2013
- Notom Cutoff: ran May 25, 2013
- Molly's Castle: ran May 25, 2013
Featured Member of the Month: Mike C.
Mike C. has been a member of TrailDamage.com since August 9, 2003 when he ran Mosquito Pass with us. He drives a red 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon (JK). Since he joined the group, Mike ran 7 different trails in 2003, 14 different trails in 2004, 7 different trails in 2005, 3 different trails in 2006, 14 different trails in 2007, 3 different trails in 2008, 2 different trails in 2009, 3 different trails in 2010, 1 trail in 2011, and 3 different trails in 2012 for a total of 48 different trails. The last trail he ran was Thompson Park on September 15, 2012. See Mike's TrailDamage.com member page for more pictures and information, including vehicle modifications and future plans.
Member Trail Recommendation
Todd recommends Wheeler Lake as one of our favorite Colorado trails (Park County):
Why does Todd recommend it?
"First trail out in stock Rubi and loved it. Awesome scenery."
The only way to join the club is to be invited by a current club member. We have quite a few members! We're not the usual kind of 4x4 club -- there is a small fee for the year only if you go wheeling, and there are no required meetings. We're just a group of friends who get together as often as possible to run trails in the area.
Trail Damage 2012 Winner
The best Trail Damage of 2012 goes to Ben running Copper Ridge on October 21st, 2012. For his first time in Moab with his new Jeep, he managed to get in a morning fender bender with Walt in the hotel parking lot, and then he ripped his rear fender flare and wheel well off on a twisty hill of rocks before lunch. Add lots of scrapes to his new skid plates from the days before and the trip was a success!
We don't have any 2013 contenders yet. See winners from previous years
TrailDamage.com and Google
We like what Google does with mapping and satellite imagery, so we use Google Maps and Google Earth to provide even more information about the locations of trails and obstacles. Google Maps make searching for trails easier in Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, California and Texas. If you really want to see it before you get there, use the Google Earth Placemarks and Tracks found on the trail pages of this site to check out the terrain first.
The 2013 wall calendar is available for purchase! It's also time to add the massive 2012 three-DVD set to your collection. You can also get whole seasons of full-sized images and movies from other years on DVD, as well as cool stuff featuring the TrailDamage.com logo. Check it out!