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Colorado Colors Run 2010

Discussion in 'Offroad 4x4 Runs Planning and Discussion' started by Brian1, July 20, 2010.

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    Where should CCR10 be held?

    Poll closed August 19, 2010.
    1. Ouray

      36.8%
    2. Aspen

      5.3%
    3. Salida

      10.5%
    4. Leadville

      21.1%
    5. Breckenridge/Silverthorne

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    6. Colorado Springs

      21.1%
    1. Brian1

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      Colorado Colors Run 2010 - Ouray

      Update: Ouray, CO has been chosen for the 2010 CCR Location

      Ok, lets get this going for the 11th year of the Colorado Colors Run. Dates: Friday Sept 3rd - Monday Sept 6th (Labor Day Weekend). Where do you guys want to go?

      1. Ouray
      2. Aspen
      3. Salida
      4. Leadville
      5. Breckenridge/Silverthorne
      6. Colorado Springs
      Please vote only if you plan to make it

      Past trip pictures:
      CCR99 Salida
      CCR00 Ouray
      CCR01 Breckenridge/Silverthorne
      CCR02 Leadville
      CCR03 Ouray
      CCR04 Salida
      CCR05 in July - Leadville
      CCR06 Salida
      CCR07 Ouray
      CCR08 Ouray
      CCR09 Ouray

      Trip Details

      Trail Descriptions:

      http://www.narrowgauge.org/4x4/html/4X4.html

      Trail Itinerary:

      TBD

      Meeting Location:

      The Ice Park aka Rotary Park on the North end of Ouray, East side of road.

      Meeting time ? Typically early especially if running Black Bear

      Lodging:

      Ouray KOA
      US Hwy 550 - CR23, PO Box J
      Ouray, CO 81427
      Information: (970) 325-4736
      Fax: (970)325-0410
      Email: koaouray1@mindspring.com
      Reserve Online Now Or By Phone: (800) 562-8026
      http://www.koa.com/where/CO/06158/


      Ridgway-Ouray Lodge & Suites
      For information and reservations, please call: 800-368-5444
      373 Palomino Trail
      P.O. Box 608
      Ridgway, CO 81432
      http://www.ridgwaylodgeandsuites.com/index.html

      Required/Suggested Equipment
      http://www.explorer4x4.com/trail_equip.html

      Signed up

      Brian1 - not confirmed yet but most likely to make it!
      Unclemike
      offroader_69_me - maybe
      Happy Jack - maybe
      mrboyle - maybe
      Jeffbethandkidz - maybe
       
      Last edited: August 18, 2010
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      I'm not sure if I will make it this year, so I will post instead of vote.

      Leadville and Salida

      But, Ouray is always nice.
       
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      hey brian, my name is nathan im new to the forum, ill start saving some money, maybe me n my girlfriend could make it up thet way, how much is lodging if we didnt wanna "rough it", i dont mind, but she doesnt mind having a hot shower at the end of the day...
       
    5. Brian1

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      Nathan, it just depends on where we go. Some places are tourist traps and would have higher rates. I would say anywhere from $60-140 a night. Some places that have campgrounds rent out small cabins that have community showers for $60ish.
       
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      i dont mind a skeezy motel once in a while...:D ha ha ha.. i know that scenery up there is beautiful, i have access to some families land in/around meeker... is there many trails thet a stocker can get through? 5.0 AWD, tt and (war153 shackles soon)
       
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      I have not voted yet because I am torn between Aspen and Leadville. I love the Leadville area because it has the highest driveable pass in North America as well as an old military camp with 2 fun trails that make a loop to that camp. We have never done Aspen and it looks like it has amazing scenery (Crystal Mill) but I am hesitant because the trails are mostly rated difficult and Im not sure a close to stock Explorer would be able to do them, I think my Explorer would do OK. Hard to say since I dont know of anyone who has taken an Explorer through those trails.

      Again it just depends on where we go. I would say for the most part a stock explorer would do OK.
       
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      count me in.. i was looking at the pictures it looks awesome and i know i can get by on some pretty steep stuff out here...rockfront ranch OHV 25mi,Oceano Dunes(pismo beach) 15-20mi, Pozo OHV 45mi.... with a little bit of skilled driving these trucks are stout (enough) i liked the looks of leadville but all of it looks awesome though!!!
       
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      Stock Explorer should do fine, but if you have an AWD V8 2nd Gen, you need to do a 4406 swap so you can have Low range, I think the steep grades and gravel climbs would take a toll on awd v8 tranny without Low Range, Just my opinion...
       
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      Leadville...closer to home. I could go home each night.
       
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      YEAH B2 GUY?? i havnt started modding tooo much im new to the forum and cant really do too much seeing it a dd , that would switch me to a manual right?
       
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      soo lucky...!!! me and my girlfriend are lookin at about 16 hours each way... :D its all good though west coast is the best coast!!
       
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      StateFarmGuy - I am 17-18Hr drive also to Ouray
      I have all stock 2nd gen V8, only thing im doing to get it ready for a trip to Colorado is a 4406 swap.
       
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      I voted as I am looking to make it as long as it isn't too far. Springs or maybe Aspen.

      Tim
       

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      Only 6 weekends away from now...
       
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      Ive been kinda up in the air on this, I have been once to Ouray and could easliy go there again, but a couple other spots would be nice to see and are a little closer. Kinda leaning towards Colorado Springs or leadville.
       
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      I have only gone once (last year in Ouray) so I have no idea what the other areas are like as far as accommodations/trails are concerned. So I can't vote on what I don't know.

      I do believe no matter where we stay we will be happy. The San Juan Mtn range is vast and breathtaking. I would like to keep my night stays under $75. I would rather stay in a cabin/lodge/hotel this year because hauling so much gear in the rig was just too much for me last year.
       
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      Gman if we end up same area, Id be game on splitting some lodging I agree on Cabin or Motel under $75, I want to travel light.
       
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      I have been to all the locations except CSprings and Aspen and I can make lodging recommendations and set up the logistics pretty easily for the places I have been to before. Ouray, Salida and Leadville all have camping sites like a KOA and relatively cheap hotels.
       
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      Sounds good to me. I can use all the help I can get with funding this trip.

      Brian, I am sure you will get us hooked up where ever we go. You have done a great job of this meet every year now and everyone goes home stoked about the trip. :thumbsup:

      I think I remember last years trip some wanted Salida or Leadville?
       
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      I believe there is alot more accomadations around the Springs, from Dives to 5 star. For trails check out www.traildamage.com they list just about every trail in CO. along with pictures and ratings.

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      I am most likely out now. I was supposed to be back at work today (monday) in Dallas.:mad: I am stuck in Steamboat Springs, Colorado with my X at the Ford dealer with tranny problems. It's been less than 25,000 miles since it had a full rebuild that cost about $1,600 Now I am going to be 3 or 4 days late getting back home from vacation, and my budget shot by a couple of grand.
       
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      Well this trip just got better for me. My 23 yr old son is going to attend with for a long overdue Father / Son vacation. He is very excited about going and needs some time away from his hectic life in the big city.

      I think this is just what the Doctor ordered for the both of us. :)

      Once we figure out where we are going, we can make some reservations for our overnight stays. So lets get this decided guys!
       
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      And it gets better from this end too Gregg, my son will be attending also, he is coming down to visit his old man before his re-deployment with the Marines.
      Just wonder how much hell can these two cuz's cause?:D
       
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      Very cool Mike! 4 of our clan in the CCR trip at once! Awesome!

      I think they will be so wiped out from the days adventures that they will most likely be passed out before us old timers. So, I don't see them raising anything but the blankets over their heads :p:
       
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      Here are a few pics of what you might see on the "Aspen" trip.
       

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