Trough Trail

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Kremmling, Colorado (Eagle County)
Last Updated: 06/13/2022

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This is the second man-made rock crawling trail in the area specifically created for extreme 4x4s. Trough Trail was approved by the Kremmling BLM Field Office and was created in 2002 by the Mountain Metal Mashers Club and Renegade Off Road. Construction required brush clearing and movement of very large boulders. The route changes with each passing vehicle as boulders periodically move from their prior resting spot. The main canyon is only a half mile long, but there are two optional spurs; Trough Your Rocker, which is an in and out spur, and Trough Hill, which is a short loop up and back down a steep hill.

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Visited: 04/23/2017

It was a great day to go out that day..Went with a couple guys Morgan and Adam from Patrol 16 the Sasquatch Jeepers from Mile High Jeep club..Only 3 of us hit the trail.. My Jeep was a 2015 Jeep Wrangler JK unlimited sitting on 37s...Trip was fun and challenging for me being still new to this rock crawling adventures...The sand was dry rocks were moving a bit..Recommend you have rock sliders and skid plates and lockers if possible so spots will need them. The rocks can be large and beat up skid plates and rock sliders or your rig if you don't have them.. The side trails I did not try but one of the other guys in the group did and was challenging but fun for him.. It was a fun trail for the three of us turned out to be a great day with the weather being cooler in the morning but warmed up nice during the run..The drive up to the trail is amazing great places to stop for photo opportunities for anyone to take...I have attached some photos of my Jeep hittting some parts of the trail and the photo of the 3 Jeeps that hit the trail...
Trail Review: Trough Trail - Todd Vitkus
Trail Review: Trough Trail - Todd Vitkus
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Visited: 10/03/2015

Last time I ran this trail, it was wet and I think that actually made the trail easier because the sand actually packed and gave you traction. It was very warm and dry on this trip and you could tell the soil had not received any moisture in quite some time. Crawling over larger boulders was challenging because the rear tires just wanted to dig deep holes in the sand. Boulders tended to move more often this time around and so watching the vehicle in front of me didn't really give me help on what line to take. The good thing about running the trail in the fall was that the river was cold and low so there were not as many other recreationalists in the area. The trail is still just as difficult and we certainly encountered our fair share of damage for the day.
Trail Review: Trough Trail - Ryan Boudreau
Trail Review: Trough Trail - Ryan Boudreau
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