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: Buckskin Joe on September 6, 2014
Trail run by Gary, Roger and Walt:
"The Buckskin Joe trail was a new trail for all of us. We were anxious to hit the trailhead and explore new territory. After airing down we headed for County Road 10 and the turnoff on forest service road 449. We had a long day planned and we didn't do any exploring to find the old town of Buckskin Joe. Once we made the turn onto the trail, it was quite narrow and scenic. It appeared as we were driving through a tunnel of aspen trees. "
The Last Ten Runs
- Buckskin Joe: ran September 6, 2014
- Mosquito Pass: ran September 6, 2014
- South London Mine: ran September 6, 2014
- Birdseye Gulch: ran September 6, 2014
- Holy Cross: ran August 30, 2014
- Georgia Pass: ran July 26, 2014
- Swan River: ran July 26, 2014
- Deer Creek: ran July 26, 2014
- Saints John: ran July 26, 2014
- Middle St. Vrain: ran July 5, 2014
Featured Member of the Month: Mike Shannon
Mike Shannon has been a member of TrailDamage.com since November 6, 2004 when he ran Middle St. Vrain with us. He drives a silver 2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon (TJ). Since he joined the group, Mike ran 2 different trails in 2004, 13 different trails in 2005, 47 different trails in 2006, 72 different trails in 2007, 52 different trails in 2008, 50 different trails in 2009, 27 different trails in 2010, 51 different trails in 2011, 21 different trails in 2012, 20 different trails in 2013, and 15 different trails in 2014 (so far) for a total of 292 different trails. The last trail he ran was Sit Down Bench on May 31, 2014. See Mike's TrailDamage.com member page for more pictures and information, including vehicle modifications and future plans.
Member Trail Recommendation
Gary recommends Chinaman Gulch as one of our favorite Colorado trails (Chaffee County):
Why does Gary recommend it?
"Chinaman Gulch and Holy Cross are the best trails I've done so far in Colorado."
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 2013 Winner
The best Trail Damage of 2013 goes to Roger running Mount Rosa on June 29th, 2013. At least that's when Roger found out that his rear upper control arm mount had broken off of his Jeep's frame, taking the rear track bar with it. It's tough to drive without a rear track bar, but a few ratchet straps got him home. Maybe we should call the trail Upper Control Arm Mount Rosa?
We don't have any 2014 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 2014 wall calendar is available for purchase! It's also time to add the full 2013 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!