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Old 08-27-2014, 08:08 AM   #239
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Wow great posts one and all. But I have to ask .... where is Tin Cup Pass .... I think I'd like to go there.
If you're into 4wheeling you should definitely put this area on your to-do list, its worth the trip. It is central CO near the town of Buena Vista (don't pronounce it like Spanish, in CO it's pronounced Bona Vista). About 5 miles to the south you follow Chalk Creek west to the ghost town of St. Elmo, the trail starts there heading northwest and takes you over Tin Cup Pass then down to Mirror Lake and then the town of Tin Cup. You can also head south from St. Elmo and climb Mt. Antero and bunch of other great trails. There are a zillion more trails all over the area, you could spend a month and still have plenty more in the area to explore. If you have a really hard core machine, just to the east of BV is Chinaman Gulch, lots of pucker factor on this one.

BTW, fantastic dry camping at Chalk Lake CG and Collegiate Peaks CG.

The end of the trail in Tin Cup...


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If you're into 4wheeling you should definitely put this area on your to-do list, its worth the trip. It is central CO near the town of Buena Vista (don't pronounce it like Spanish, in CO it's pronounced Bona Vista). About 5 miles to the south you follow Chalk Creek west to the ghost town of St. Elmo, the trail starts there heading northwest and takes you over Tin Cup Pass then down to Mirror Lake and then the town of Tin Cup. You can also head south from St. Elmo and climb Mt. Antero and bunch of other great trails. There are a zillion more trails all over the area, you could spend a month and still have plenty more in the area to explore. If you have a really hard core machine, just to the east of BV is Chinaman Gulch, lots of pucker factor on this one.

BTW, fantastic dry camping at Chalk Lake CG and Collegiate Peaks CG.

The end of the trail in Tin Cup...


Happy trails...
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As Glenn said, there are tons a great trail in the Buena Vista area.

If you have the chance, you can look at the Carnage Trail if you do
Chinaman Gulch. The exit of Carnage leads into Chinaman Gulch. And when I say look at it, I mean with your eyes and not your Jeep unless you had a mean Jeep. Also pass Leadville there is the Holy Cross Trail that is a great one to do. It will just depend on what you have done to your rig to make it. I had a friend do it on 31" tires last year and he had to winch twice and still had a ton of fun.

Just a awesome area for wheeling for sure!
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This is a very good book to have:

http://www.amazon.com/Guide-Colorado.../dp/0966497600
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Old 08-28-2014, 10:41 PM   #246
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my 48,cy2a ,my 92 yj, and my 94 yj

the 48 was all original except the po painted red over the original green, but it had a a gpa block , the 92 has 4 inch suspension lift running 33s even with the little 2.5 would go anywhere my buddies new rubicon aev would go, now my new to me project 94 with 4.0 8.8 rear end sitting on a 4 inch suspension lift with a 3 inch body lift,,,,,i have jeeps for toys they are by no meens show jeeps but plenty of adrenalin fun,,i love the older jeeps that you have to pick your line and drive it,,,we have alot of nice wheeling here in eastern ky,,,rocks,mud, and some really steep hills

last one is all cleaned up to go to the mall...lol
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Thanks for your reply. I wondered if all jeeps raised and with the bigger tires were too rough to enjoy driving on the road for any length of time.

Starting out I thought my dream jeep would be a Rubicon w 3" lift and 35's. Planning on having something before I head west in 2015.
The old myth that bigger tires rides rougher has been debunked. years ago bigger tires went with the Leaf spring lift kits which were really to blame.

Coil sprung Jeeps ride much better that the old leaf springs and coil spring lifts are not nearly as harsh as the old ones as well.

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In front of an old gas station on Route 66 just outside of Oatman AZ.


If you haven't been there in a long time that station is restored very nicley I might add.
I stopped there, This is it in 2012


This hand drill press still works (its at the end of the building)


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Mt. Antero near Buena Vista Colorado. One of the 14ers. We were at 13,300 plus according to my gps.
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Mt. Antero near Buena Vista Colorado. One of the 14ers. We were at 13,300 plus according to my gps.
Wondering where ya'll been up to! Mary and I say ha!
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I went on Antero with Randy, Sharon and the Jeep club. Not sure if I would do it again with stock stuff. But it was fun.
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