Ironclads

4.5/5 (43 reviews)
Allenspark, Colorado (Boulder County)
Last Updated: 11/10/2020
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Trail Information

Highlights

Ironclads is situated in Arapahoe National Forest approximately one hour from Denver Colorado. Ironclads 4x4 trail offers those who might be new to off-roading or those driving a stock rig a decent challenge and the opportunity to practice line selection and tire placement without the fear of body damage or rollover. Camping is very popular along the entire trail, and in the warmer months motorcycles, ATV's and UTV's are abundant, but there are places to pull over and pass except on the steep incline and decline on the trail. The views from the summit offer beautiful mountain peak photo ops. Several other trails are nearby and can be combined with this trail to make a day of it. Highlight photo is of the step obstacle.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

4.5/5 (43 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/19/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Good trail. The spot at way point 7 is pretty tricky, but we navigated with a stock JL. I wouldnt suggest it, but we made it.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/10/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Most rigs can pretty easily get to the playground area. Either way after the split gets impassable pretty quickly. If you go right you can get to the little rocky overlook but right after the is a long off camber washout climb. At the top is impassable drifts and where I turned around as other rig was already being recovered. To the right gets impassable right after the shelf if you can even climb up it right now.
Trail Review: Ironclads - Brendan S. McConnell
Trail Review: Ironclads - Brendan S. McConnell
Status: Open
Visited: 02/12/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

About 20" of snow on trail with ice sheet underneath the snow, we (Tacoma OR, and Nissan Frontier both lifted with lockers) only made it about 1/4 of the way...too slick! Nice sunny day though
Status: Impassable
Rated 3/5
Visited: 01/30/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Made it just passed the split for the loop In either direction. The snow quickly became too deep to continue.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/24/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Super fun trail with lots of obstacles. Ran the loop counter clockwise without issue however on the way down from the peak I used my rock sliders a lot. Only came across two groups of sidexsides so not bad.

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