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: Molly's Castle on May 13, 2016
Trail run by Frank, Matt K., Monica and Walt:
"We had been planning our Hanksville trip for a few years, and we were excited because it was finally here. We planned on doing a lot of trails in the Maze District of Canyonlands National Park, at least one trail in Capitol Reef National Park, and a slot canyon near Goblin Valley. Though we'd done a lot of trails around the San Rafael Swell, we were saving Little Wild Horse Canyon until we could do the hike. We started up Molly's Castle with the hike as our destination."
The Last Ten Runs
- Molly's Castle: ran May 13, 2016
- Little Wild Horse Canyon: ran May 13, 2016
- Factory Bench Road: ran May 13, 2016
- Mount Herman Road: ran April 23, 2016
- Balanced Rock Road: ran April 23, 2016
- Chinaman Gulch: ran March 19, 2016
- China Wall: ran March 5, 2016
- La Salle Pass: ran March 5, 2016
- Turner Gulch Road: ran March 5, 2016
- Missouri Gulch: ran January 2, 2016
Featured Member of the Month: Roger
Roger has been a member of TrailDamage.com since October 7, 2005 when he ran Strike Ravine with us. He drives a white 2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon (TJ). Since he joined the group, Roger ran 4 different trails in 2005, 23 different trails in 2006, 18 different trails in 2007, 30 different trails in 2008, 25 different trails in 2009, 28 different trails in 2010, 26 different trails in 2011, 41 different trails in 2012, 23 different trails in 2013, 24 different trails in 2014, 16 different trails in 2015, and 9 different trails in 2016 (so far) for a total of 216 different trails. The last trail he ran was Balanced Rock Road on April 23, 2016. See Roger's TrailDamage.com member page for more pictures and information, including vehicle modifications and future plans.
Member Trail Recommendation
Kendall recommends Golden Spike as one of our favorite Utah trails (Grand County):
Why does Kendall recommend it?
"It's hard, with lots of banging and smashing to try to avoid. It's technical, especially Golden Crack."
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 2015 Winner
The best Trail Damage of 2015 went to Frank running Green Ridge on September 12th, 2015. It was a bad year for mud, and the deepest, stickiest hole of mud pulled Frank in and wouldn't let him go until he broke something. His track bar mount paid the price, and he had to leave his Jeep out there until he could find someone with a trailer to help get it home. Your front tires need to point the same way, Frank! We're glad you didn't roll over on the highway.
We don't have any 2016 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 2016 wall calendar is available for purchase! It's also time to add the full 2014 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!