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Colorado Colors Run 2010

Where should CCR10 be held?


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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
 



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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...
 






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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.

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)

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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Leadville...closer to home. I could go home each night.

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.

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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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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.
Sounds good to me. I can use all the help I can get with funding this trip.

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.

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.

Tim
 






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