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: Shelf Road on February 15, 2014
Trail run by Julie, Matt K. and Walt:
"We started the day off with the Cripple Creek Ice Festival in Cripple Creek. The theme for this year was Cartoons in Ice. The weather was nice and sunny and it wasn't too cold outside. We walked around the Ice Festival for an hour."
The Last Ten Runs
- Shelf Road: ran February 15, 2014
- Phantom Canyon: ran February 15, 2014
- La Salle Pass: ran January 18, 2014
- Turner Gulch Road: ran January 18, 2014
- China Wall: ran January 18, 2014
- Bald Mountain Gulch: ran September 29, 2013
- Bald Mountain Loop: ran September 29, 2013
- Bassam Park: ran September 28, 2013
- Black Dumps: ran September 28, 2013
- Castle Rock Gulch: ran September 28, 2013
Featured Member of the Month: Bill S.
Bill S. has been a member of TrailDamage.com since May 6, 2006 when he ran Saran Wrap with us. He drives a khaki 2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon (TJ). Since he joined the group, Bill ran 29 different trails in 2006, 39 different trails in 2007, 28 different trails in 2008, 24 different trails in 2009, 33 different trails in 2010, 20 different trails in 2011, 19 different trails in 2012, and 29 different trails in 2013 for a total of 186 different trails. The last trail he ran was Bald Mountain Loop on September 29, 2013. See Bill's TrailDamage.com member page for more pictures and information, including vehicle modifications and future plans.
Member Trail Recommendation
Ladd recommends Broken Arrow as one of our favorite Arizona trails (Coconino County):
Why does Ladd recommend it?
"Like Moab, but with more trees. Very busy trail, lots of tours, but still fun to do."
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!