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 April 8, 2017
Trail run by Chad T., Matt K., Monica and Quentin:
"Chinaman Gulch was the only trail that we planned on running that Saturday. We all met up at the Gunsmoke Truck Stop in Johnson Village, and then headed to the trailhead parking lot for Chinaman Gulch to air down. The parking lot was full of Jeeps, trucks and trailers."
The Last Ten Runs
- Chinaman Gulch: ran April 8, 2017
- Mount Herman Road: ran March 4, 2017
- Ice Cave Creek Road: ran March 4, 2017
- Balanced Rock Road: ran March 4, 2017
- Shelf Road: ran February 11, 2017
- Phantom Canyon: ran February 11, 2017
- Sanborn Park Road: ran October 17, 2016
- Hanks Valley Road: ran October 17, 2016
- Dave Wood Road: ran October 17, 2016
- Goodenough Gulch: ran October 17, 2016
Our Newest Member
white 1995 Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
April 8th, 2017
Featured Member of the Month: Walt
Walt has been a member of TrailDamage.com since June 25, 2005 when he ran Twin Cone with us. He drives a gold 2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon (TJ). Since he joined the group, Walt ran 17 different trails in 2005, 35 different trails in 2006, 44 different trails in 2007, 75 different trails in 2008, 57 different trails in 2009, 64 different trails in 2010, 39 different trails in 2011, 62 different trails in 2012, 37 different trails in 2013, 47 different trails in 2014, 35 different trails in 2015, 58 different trails in 2016, and 3 different trails in 2017 (so far) for a total of 432 different trails. The last trail he ran was Balanced Rock Road on March 4, 2017. See Walt's TrailDamage.com member page for more pictures and information, including vehicle modifications and future plans.
Member Trail Recommendation
Monica recommends Kane Creek Canyon as one of our favorite Utah trails (San Juan County):
Why does Monica recommend it?
"It's got everything, from water crossings to big views to fun rocks. You can't beat a trail like that, and it's right outside of town."
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 2017
The best Trail Damage of 2017 as of April 25th goes to Monica running Chinaman Gulch on April 8th, 2017. She made it past the major obstacles and was on flat dirt when her power steering sector shaft broke in half. Without steering, she was towed through the Rock Garden and out of the trail with Frank and Quentin pushing her tires to steer. What a mess!
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 2017 wall calendar is available for purchase! This year, we're calling out some of our favorite images of trails and scenery from 2016, and there are many calendar options to choose from. You can also buy a bunch of stuff with the TrailDamage.com logo on it, like clothes and bags. We have a lot of DVDs from our early years, too, if you are looking for specific photos at high resolutions. Check it out!