Tracy Barker

Mapping Crew - Colorado
Trail Reviews: 14700 points
Questions Answered: 2800 points
Off-Road Experience:
6+ years
Off-Road Style:
Overlanding
My Garage:
  • (2.5" lift, 32" tires)
  • (2" lift, 33" tires)
  • (Stock lift, 29" tires)
Tracy is an outdoor enthusiast originally from north Alabama. His family moved to central Utah when Tracy was a child, and subsequently to southern Utah, where he fell in love with the Rocky Mountains. His favorite activities are family trail rides and camping with small groups. He started many years ago in his dad's F-150 pickup truck, and subsequently his own 4x4 acquisition, a 1975 Ford Bronco (in 1991).

My Garage (3)

Lift Size: 2.5"
Tire Size: 32"
1983 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60 4.2l inline six cylinder carbureted 2F H42 4-speed manual transmission wheels and tires: 235/85/16 MT's on American Racing wheels other: 2" OME suspension lift, Trail Gear sliders, custom front / rear bumpers, 9k winch, Camping Labs rooftop tent

Lift Size: 2"
Tire Size: 33"
1994 Toyota Land Cruiser FZJ80 295k miles on the 1FZFE inline six-cylinder, four-speed automatic, and manual dual-range transfer case. OME 2" lift springs, ARB bumper with 8k winch, custom sliders and rear bumper. Camping Lab rooftop tent.

Lift Size: Stock
Tire Size: 29"
1988 Isuzu Trooper II 4ZE1 2.6L fuel-injected 4-cylinder, MUA5 five-speed manual transmission, and manual dual-range transfer case. 4.56:1 ring and pinion in OE Isuzu 10-bolt front (IFS) and Isuzu 12-bolt rear axles. Aisin manual locking hubs.

My Trail Reviews (5)

(within last 6 months)
Balanced Rock Road (12/15/2019)
Drove 322/Balanced Rock Road as part of our club's support to the Pikes Peak Ranger District (USFS) and their annual Christmas tree cutting program. The road is open and snowy; there are some off-camber spots where the snow is icy/slick, but overall relatively easy. This is a great snow-run, but don't go alone....go with a buddy or two, and be prepared for the possibility of slipping off the road and getting stuck.
Ice Cave Road (12/15/2019)
Drove 323/324 loop as part of our club's support to the Pikes Peak Ranger District (USFS) and their annual Christmas tree cutting program. The road is open and snowy; on the "back side" near Waypoints 7 and 8, there are spots with 16" to 18" of snow. This is a great snow-run, but don't go alone....go with a buddy rig or several rigs, and be prepared for the possibility of slipping off the road and getting stuck. Last weekend (Sunday, December 8th) a driver went in there alone and got stuck.
Gove Creek - Rampart Range FS Road 327 (12/15/2019)
Drove FS Road 327 as part of our club's support to the Pikes Peak Ranger District (USFS) and their annual Christmas tree cutting program. The road is open and snowy; there are some off-camber spots within curves where the snow is icy/slick, but overall relatively easy. This is one of my favorite snow-run trails on Rampart Range. Remember, don't go alone....go with a buddy or two, and be prepared for the possibility of slipping off the road and getting stuck.
Fern Creek (12/15/2019)
Conditions have made this a difficult road--the segment going downhill (west) from Rampart Range Road is packed snow/ice. We jokingly called it "the Bobsled" this weekend, because going down without chains is like riding a sled. Climbing up without chains is currently extremely unlikely. Our club, Colorado Land Cruisers, patrols this road and many others during the Pikes Peak Ranger District's Christmas tree cutting program. We assisted five or six vehicles to get unstuck on FS Road 351.
Rule Ridge (12/07/2019)
Patrolled FS Road 357 with a few Chevrolet Colorado guys who came to support Colorado Land Cruisers and the Pikes Peak Ranger District (USFS). Each year the Forest Service sells permits to cut trees, and this year they included FS Road 357 in the cutting area. The road is in very good condition; the southern area seems to have more snow than the northern section, but neither is difficult. Go prepared (traction aids, strap, tow points, etc.) and have a buddy rig to help extract you if you get a little sideways. Photos are by @trukstuf on Instagram. Go follow!