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: Bald Mountain Gulch on September 29, 2013
Trail run by Bill S., Julie and Monica:
"We were wrapping up our extended weekend in Buena Vista and we checked out of the KOA to meet at the gas station in Johnson Village. It looked like it was going to be a fantastic day. We had two more trails in the Fourmile Area to see before we drove back to Denver. It was a quick and easy trip to get to the Ruby Mountain Campground where we stopped to check out the kiosk and find the trailhead. We talked about airing down but then we decided to see how long we could take it with aired-up tires. Everyone was tired of airing up and down, so we waited."
The Last Ten Runs
- 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
- Aspen Ridge: ran September 28, 2013
- Turret Trail: ran September 28, 2013
- Tincup Pass: ran September 27, 2013
- Carbonate Hill: ran September 27, 2013
- Union Canyon: ran September 27, 2013
Featured Member of the Month: Monica
Monica has been a member of TrailDamage.com since June 3, 2000 when she ran Switzerland Trail with us. She drives a red 2010 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon (JK). Since she joined the group, Monica ran 2 different trails in 2000, 1 trail in 2001, 32 different trails in 2002, 69 different trails in 2003, 59 different trails in 2004, 67 different trails in 2005, 72 different trails in 2006, 51 different trails in 2007, 68 different trails in 2008, 28 different trails in 2009, 45 different trails in 2010, 60 different trails in 2011, 60 different trails in 2012, and 66 different trails in 2013 (so far) for a total of 410 different trails. The last trail she ran was Bald Mountain Loop on September 29, 2013. See Monica's TrailDamage.com member page for more pictures and information, including vehicle modifications and future plans.
Member Trail Recommendation
Dave E. recommends Black Bear Pass as one of our favorite Colorado trails (San Miguel County):
Why does Dave E. recommend it?
"It has the most scenic views."
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
The best Trail Damage of 2013 as of December 12th 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?
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 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!