Wade Norton


My Profile

Year Started:
Off-Road Style:
Dirt Roads/Backroads
My Garage:
  • 2017 Ford F-350 (Stock lift, 34" tires)
  • 2022 Jeep Wrangler (4 door) (1.5" lift, 35" tires)
Been off-road most of my life. In my youth I purchased my first CJ5 and since then have owned 5 Jeep’s, 2 FJ40s, numerous 4x4 trucks and even a Porsche Cayenne (for winter driving while living in Chicago). We enjoy exploring the back country. We especially like rock art, ruins and historic places.

My Garage (2)

2017 Ford F-350

Lift Size: Stock
Tire Size: 34"

2022 Jeep Wrangler (4 door)

Lift Size: 1.5"
Tire Size: 35"

My Trail Reviews (6)

(within last 6 months)
Eva Conover (06/08/2022)
What a great trail. Coming from there because of fixit pass provides a fun and scenic return to 70.
Seep Springs OHV Area- BLM Road 5830 (06/04/2022)
Was trying Braille method to connect to Shelf Road. Found this road in error. Fun though. I will return.
Fremont County Road 69- Seep Springs OHV Connector (06/04/2022)
Searching for a different road and stumbled across this one. Fun road. I did eventually find the route I was looking for.
The Bank (06/04/2022)
Struggled to come from a forest service rd to connect to Shelf Road. Found this little gem.
Shelf Road (06/04/2022)
Shelf Road from Cañon City to Cripple Creek, Colorado The road is unpaved and the cliffs in the area offer some of the best sport climbing in the state.Shelf Road is the most adventurous and rugged drive on the Gold Belt Scenic Byway, crossing over limestone cliffs with twists and turns through the area. The road gets its name because it’s carved out of canyon wall and goes up more than 100 feet in some places. Shelf Road is a rough and mountainous but any vehicle can withstand the drive; however, 4 wheel drive vehicles are probably best suited. Camping is allowed in designated areas and the road also provides access to rock climbing areas near the famous Garden Park Fossil Area. Originally, Shelf Road was a stage coach route that delivered goods to and from Cripple Creek and Canon City. It was one of the first roads from the Arkansas Valley into the Cripple Creek Mining District. Drivers along Shelf Road can still see the toll keeper’s cabin at the bottom of the canyon. And much residual from the years of mining.
Phantom Canyon (06/03/2022)
I can’t really call this a 4WD road because is could literally drive my big rig RV up this road. But the trip is beautiful and certainly worth your time. Lots of interesting history on that road. Oh and at the end in Victor, CO be sure to stop at Gold Camp Bakery. You will thank me. ☺️