Tracy Barker

Mapping Crew - Colorado
Trail Reviews: 20100 points
Questions Answered: 3600 points

My Profile

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 (32)

(within last 6 months)
China Wall Road (06/15/2021)
I went to the "gate swing" with Sam from Stay the Trail and a group from Colorado Four Wheelers this morning. Colorado Four Wheelers adopted China Wall many years ago and does stewardship/maintenance on this road every year. This year they've done some dozer work, and got a new segment (used to be closed) re-opened. I had to get back to Springs for work, but snapped a few photos.
Short Cut Road (03/24/2021)
My friend and I used this Short Cut Road from the Dubinky Well to access the East Alternate of Dellenbaugh Tunnel.
Tusher Tunnel (03/24/2021)
This is a fun natural feature to visit while in Moab. It is very easy to access (quickest in-and-out would be on the north side-- from Hwy 191 to Blue Mesa Road to Bartlett Wash Road going south on Bartlett Wash).
Dellenbaugh Tunnel - East Alternate (03/24/2021)
Closed our Moab trip with a visit to Dellenbaugh Tunnel, which we accessed from the Short Cut Road and Dubinky Well. This road is a fun mix of sand, slickrock, and sandy wash. There are some ledges and steps, but pick your line or use a spotter to easily negotiate the tougher spots.
Dellenbaugh Tunnel (03/24/2021)
We in on the East Alternate and departed on this road. Like the other, it's a fun combination of sandy wash and slickrock. There are some steps/ledges but these are easy to pick through. We enjoyed the Dellenbaugh Tunnel and the canyon view beyond it.
Hidden Canyon Overlook (03/23/2021)
After finishing Mashed Potato, I turned right to back-track to the start of Hidden Canyon Overlook. The only change or items to update is at Waypoint 5 because the ruts are gone, as is the wire gate. Otherwise, this guide remains accurate and the overlook into Hidden Canyon is spectacular as ever. Despite being cold and windy, I hung out at the overlook for a while to take in the scenery. Make this trip, you won't be disappointed.
Hidden Canyon Rim Escape (03/23/2021)
I drove the Hidden Canyon Rim Escape after hanging out on the Hidden Canyon Overlook for a while. The weather was getting colder and there were intermittent snow flurries. I found WP4, WP5, and WP6 to be the most challenging, but not difficult . Pick your line and let 4LO do its thing! This is a fun road when combined with Mashed Potato and Hidden Canyon Overlook.
Bartlett Wash Road (03/23/2021)
I used Bartlett Wash to access several other roads on Day 3 of my Moab trip. I entered from the south, driving north. Found the wash wet between WP7 and WP6. Also, there was a wire cattle gate just north of WP6 (open to pass, close behind you). Lots of free-range cattle in this section, too, so be mindful of your speed.
Hidden Canyon (03/23/2021)
One of the best 4x4 roads in the NW sector of Moab, especially for stock/stock-ish vehicles. The sandy wash is fun and the canyon wall scenery is hard to beat.
Mashed Potato (03/23/2021)
Fun as always, and sometimes challenging to see the white paint markers. A few of the steps and ledges are eroded making them slightly more difficult but still within the capability of a stock rig and experienced driver.
Dubinky Well Road (03/22/2021)
Day 2 of our Moab trip was out Dubinky Well Road to see the Secret Spire and Spring Canyon Point. We entered from Hwy 313/Spring Canyon Bottom Road and had lunch at the well. The road is in good condition with less washboarding than years past.
Spring Canyon Point (03/22/2021)
Spring Canyon Point is a long and dusty road but the scenery is constantly changing from sagebrush fields to rocky hills and bare sandstone mountains and monoliths. Of course the river canyon view at the end is worthwhile.
Secret Spire (03/22/2021)
Visited the Secret Spire with a friend and his family. We drove the short entrance road from the eastern end of Spring Canyon Point. After hiking around for a while, we drove west on Spring Canyon Point and I subsequently drove Secret Spire from west to east while my friend came back on Spring Canyon Point.
Bull Canyon (03/21/2021)
Drove a portion of Bull Canyon to access Surprise Overlook. The road is in good condition.
Surprise Overlook (03/21/2021)
Little extraordinary about the trail itself, but the canyon feature at the end was the highlight of Day 1 of our trip to Moab.
Gemini Bridges (03/21/2021)
Visited Moab with a friend and his family for a week of mild 4-wheeling, camping, hiking, and biking. Gemini Bridges is a good place to start because it has all of these and grand scenery.
Rut's (12/13/2020)
3-4 inches of fresh snow on December 13. Once again this year, my local Toyota club supported the USFS Pikes Peak Ranger District (PPRD) and their annual Christmas Tree cutting event. We patrol the forest roads in the designated cutting area, report road conditions, and extract "stuck" vehicles if someone asks for help. The designated area this year was north Divide, where Rule Ridge (357) was the east boundary, Spring Creek (CR 3) was the west boundary, and CO 78 (Painted Rocks Road) was the north boundary. For three consecutive weekends (November 28-29, December 5-6, and December 12-13) we had club volunteers patrolling these Forest Roads. I was present each day (except December 5) and drove almost every road in this area (I drove all for which Trails Offroad has published a guide, except the southern end of Grouse Road/354).
Mine Shaft (12/13/2020)
3-4 inches of fresh snow on December 13. Once again this year, my local Toyota club supported the USFS Pikes Peak Ranger District (PPRD) and their annual Christmas Tree cutting event. We patrol the forest roads in the designated cutting area, report road conditions, and extract "stuck" vehicles if someone asks for help. The designated area this year was north Divide, where Rule Ridge (357) was the east boundary, Spring Creek (CR 3) was the west boundary, and CO 78 (Painted Rocks Road) was the north boundary. For three consecutive weekends (November 28-29, December 5-6, and December 12-13) we had club volunteers patrolling these Forest Roads. I was present each day (except December 5) and drove almost every road in this area (I drove all for which Trails Offroad has published a guide, except the southern end of Grouse Road/354).
Morgan (12/13/2020)
3-4 inches of fresh snow on 13 December. Once again this year, my local Toyota club supported the USFS Pikes Peak Ranger District (PPRD) and their annual Christmas Tree cutting event. We patrol the forest roads in the designated cutting area, report road conditions, and extract "stuck" vehicles if someone asks for help. The designated area this year was north Divide, where Rule Ridge (357) was the east boundary, Spring Creek (CR 3) was the west boundary, and CO 78 (Painted Rocks Road) was the north boundary. For three consecutive weekends (November 28-29, December 5-6, and December 12-13) we had club volunteers patrolling these Forest Roads. I was present each day (except December 5) and drove almost every road in this area (I drove all for which Trails Offroad has published a guide, except the southern end of Grouse Road/354).
Upper Rule Creek Spur (12/13/2020)
One of my favorites in the area for scenery and dispersed camping. Area got 3-4 inches of fresh snow on December 13. Once again this year, my local Toyota club supported the USFS Pikes Peak Ranger District (PPRD) and their annual Christmas Tree cutting event. We patrol the forest roads in the designated cutting area, report road conditions, and extract "stuck" vehicles if someone asks for help. The designated area this year was north Divide, where Rule Ridge (357) was the east boundary, Spring Creek (CR 3) was the west boundary, and CO 78 (Painted Rocks Road) was the north boundary. For three consecutive weekends (November 28-29, December 5-6, and December 12-13) we had club volunteers patrolling these Forest Roads. I was present each day (except December 5) and drove almost every road in this area (I drove all for which Trails Offroad has published a guide, except the southern end of Grouse Road/354).
Ryan Gulch (12/13/2020)
This is an easy spur, even when it gets 8-10 inches of snow. The area got 3-4 inches of fresh snow on 13 December. Once again this year, my local Toyota club supported the USFS Pikes Peak Ranger District (PPRD) and their annual Christmas Tree cutting event. We patrol the forest roads in the designated cutting area, report road conditions, and extract "stuck" vehicles if someone asks for help. The designated area this year was north Divide, where Rule Ridge (357) was the east boundary, Spring Creek (CR 3) was the west boundary, and CO 78 (Painted Rocks Road) was the north boundary. For three consecutive weekends (November 28-29, December 5-6, and December 12-13) we had club volunteers patrolling these Forest Roads. I was present each day (except December 5) and drove almost every road in this area (I drove all for which Trails Offroad has published a guide, except the southern end of Grouse Road/354).
Lower Rule Creek Spur (12/13/2020)
A favorite road in this area for scenic forest and dispersed camping. The area got 3-4 inches of snow on December 13. Once again this year, my local Toyota club supported the USFS Pikes Peak Ranger District (PPRD) and their annual Christmas Tree cutting event. We patrol the forest roads in the designated cutting area, report road conditions, and extract "stuck" vehicles if someone asks for help. The designated area this year was north Divide, where Rule Ridge (357) was the east boundary, Spring Creek (CR 3) was the west boundary, and CO 78 (Painted Rocks Road) was the north boundary. For three consecutive weekends (November 28-29, December 5-6, and December 12-13) we had club volunteers patrolling these Forest Roads. I was present each day (except December 5) and drove almost every road in this area (I drove all for which Trails Offroad has published a guide, except the southern end of Grouse Road/354).
Right Trail (12/13/2020)
An easy spur road off the main road (357). The area got 3-4 inches of fresh snow on December 13. Once again this year, my local Toyota club supported the USFS Pikes Peak Ranger District (PPRD) and their annual Christmas Tree cutting event. We patrol the forest roads in the designated cutting area, report road conditions, and extract "stuck" vehicles if someone asks for help. The designated area this year was north Divide, where Rule Ridge (357) was the east boundary, Spring Creek (CR 3) was the west boundary, and CO 78 (Painted Rocks Road) was the north boundary. For three consecutive weekends (November 28-29, December 5-6, and December 12-13) we had club volunteers patrolling these Forest Roads. I was present each day (except December 5) and drove almost every road in this area (I drove all for which Trails Offroad has published a guide, except the southern end of Grouse Road/354).
Rankin (12/13/2020)
One of the best roads in the North Divide area--this road has ascents, descents, off-camber, lots of forest and many good level campsites. With heavy/deep snow (12"+) it can get sketchy around Waypoints 6 to 7. The area got 3-4 inches of fresh snow on December 13th, so it is still easy. Once again this year, my local Toyota club supported the USFS Pikes Peak Ranger District (PPRD) and their annual Christmas Tree cutting event. We patrol the forest roads in the designated cutting area, report road conditions, and extract "stuck" vehicles if someone asks for help. The designated area this year was north Divide, where Rule Ridge (357) was the east boundary, Spring Creek (CR 3) was the west boundary, and CO 78 (Painted Rocks Road) was the north boundary. For three consecutive weekends (November 28-29, December 5-6, and December 12-13) we had club volunteers patrolling these Forest Roads. I was present each day (except December 5) and drove almost every road in this area (I drove all for which Trails Offroad has published a guide, except the southern end of Grouse Road/354).
Phantom Sale 1 (12/13/2020)
This is one of the steepest roads in the North Divide area, and has a shelf road portion on the south end (where it meets 355). It is not difficult, just be aware that it is narrow and blind on the south end. This area got 3-4 inches of fresh snow on December 13. Once again this year, my local Toyota club supported the USFS Pikes Peak Ranger District (PPRD) and their annual Christmas Tree cutting event. We patrol the forest roads in the designated cutting area, report road conditions, and extract "stuck" vehicles if someone asks for help. The designated area this year was north Divide, where Rule Ridge (357) was the east boundary, Spring Creek (CR 3) was the west boundary, and CO 78 (Painted Rocks Road) was the north boundary. For three consecutive weekends (November 28-29, December 5-6, and December 12-13) we had club volunteers patrolling these Forest Roads. I was present each day (except December 5) and drove almost every road in this area (I drove all for which Trails Offroad has published a guide, except the southern end of Grouse Road/354).
Phantom Creek/Signal Butte Loop (12/13/2020)
One of the best loop roads in the area with lots of dispersed camping opportunities. North Divide area got 3-4 inches of fresh snow on December 13. The sketchiest point is the icy creek where 363 meets 364. We pulled several ATV/UTVs out of the icy water (ice chunks the size of cinder blocks). The north side of the creek is a smooth entry/departure, the south side (363) is a 15" to 18" ice ledge. Once again this year, my local Toyota club supported the USFS Pikes Peak Ranger District (PPRD) and their annual Christmas Tree cutting event. We patrol the forest roads in the designated cutting area, report road conditions, and extract "stuck" vehicles if someone asks for help. The designated area this year was north Divide, where Rule Ridge (357) was the east boundary, Spring Creek (CR 3) was the west boundary, and CO 78 (Painted Rocks Road) was the north boundary. For three consecutive weekends (November 28-29, December 5-6, and December 12-13) we had club volunteers patrolling these Forest Roads. I was present each day (except December 5) and drove almost every road in this area (I drove all for which Trails Offroad has published a guide, except the southern end of Grouse Road/354).
Manchester (Manchester Creek) (12/13/2020)
Drove this one several times over multiple days from the west side (CR 3) to the intersection of Rule Ridge (357). It is a dense forest on the south/east side and clear (burn area) on the west side of 362/366 intersection. The area got 3-4 inches of fresh snow on December 13. Once again this year, my local Toyota club supported the USFS Pikes Peak Ranger District (PPRD) and their annual Christmas Tree cutting event. We patrol the forest roads in the designated cutting area, report road conditions, and extract "stuck" vehicles if someone asks for help. The designated area this year was north Divide, where Rule Ridge (357) was the east boundary, Spring Creek (CR 3) was the west boundary, and CO 78 (Painted Rocks Road) was the north boundary. For three consecutive weekends (November 28-29, December 5-6, and December 12-13) we had club volunteers patrolling these Forest Roads. I was present each day (except December 5) and drove almost every road in this area (I drove all for which Trails Offroad has published a guide, except the southern end of Grouse Road/354).
Boulevard (12/13/2020)
Used as a connector between 357 and 364. Gets sporty with some snow, but there are a few spots to pull over and allow uphill traffic right-of-way to pass. The area got 3-4 inches of snow on December 13th. Once again this year, my local Toyota club supported the USFS Pikes Peak Ranger District (PPRD) and their annual Christmas Tree cutting event. We patrol the forest roads in the designated cutting area, report road conditions, and extract "stuck" vehicles if someone asks for help. The designated area this year was north Divide, where Rule Ridge (357) was the east boundary, Spring Creek (CR 3) was the west boundary, and CO 78 (Painted Rocks Road) was the north boundary. For three consecutive weekends (November 28-29, December 5-6, and December 12-13) we had club volunteers patrolling these Forest Roads. I was present each day (except December 5) and drove almost every road in this area (I drove all for which Trails Offroad has published a guide, except the southern end of Grouse Road/354).
Lost View (12/13/2020)
A short spur with a large parking area off of the main road, 357. Lots of vehicles were using this to park during Christmas Tree cutting weekends. The North Divide area got 3-4 inches of snow on December 13th. Once again this year, my local Toyota club supported the USFS Pikes Peak Ranger District (PPRD) and their annual Christmas Tree cutting event. We patrol the forest roads in the designated cutting area, report road conditions, and extract "stuck" vehicles if someone asks for help. The designated area this year was north Divide, where Rule Ridge (357) was the east boundary, Spring Creek (CR 3) was the west boundary, and CO 78 (Painted Rocks Road) was the north boundary. For three consecutive weekends (November 28-29, December 5-6, and December 12-13) we had club volunteers patrolling these Forest Roads. I was present each day (except December 5) and drove almost every road in this area (I drove all for which Trails Offroad has published a guide, except the southern end of Grouse Road/354).
Manitou Destructor (12/13/2020)
Hey, JD, make a correction--this road number is 341A! This is a fun little road that was within the east boundary for designated Christmas Tree cutting this year. The North Divide area got 3-4 inches of snow on December 13th. Once again this year, my local Toyota club supported the USFS Pikes Peak Ranger District (PPRD) and their annual Christmas Tree cutting event. We patrol the forest roads in the designated cutting area, report road conditions, and extract "stuck" vehicles if someone asks for help. The designated area this year was north Divide, where Rule Ridge (357) was the east boundary, Spring Creek (CR 3) was the west boundary, and CO 78 (Painted Rocks Road) was the north boundary. For three consecutive weekends (November 28-29, December 5-6, and December 12-13) we had club volunteers patrolling these Forest Roads. I was present each day (except December 5) and drove almost every road in this area (I drove all for which Trails Offroad has published a guide, except the southern end of Grouse Road/354).
Little Creek Ridge (12/13/2020)
This is a fun road to tie-in to 364 and make a loop back north on CR 3, or take 363 to 363B and then 355 to the south. The northern part of 366 is on the burn area. The North Divide area got 3-4 inches of snow on December 13th. Once again this year, my local Toyota club supported the USFS Pikes Peak Ranger District (PPRD) and their annual Christmas Tree cutting event. We patrol the forest roads in the designated cutting area, report road conditions, and extract "stuck" vehicles if someone asks for help. The designated area this year was north Divide, where Rule Ridge (357) was the east boundary, Spring Creek (CR 3) was the west boundary, and CO 78 (Painted Rocks Road) was the north boundary. For three consecutive weekends (November 28-29, December 5-6, and December 12-13) we had club volunteers patrolling these Forest Roads. I was present each day (except December 5) and drove almost every road in this area (I drove all for which Trails Offroad has published a guide, except the southern end of Grouse Road/354).
Rule Ridge (12/13/2020)
The North Divide area got 3-4 inches of snow on December 13th. Once again this year, my local Toyota club supported the USFS Pikes Peak Ranger District (PPRD) and their annual Christmas Tree cutting event. We patrol the forest roads in the designated cutting area, report road conditions, and extract "stuck" vehicles if someone asks for help. The designated area this year was north Divide, where Rule Ridge (357) was the east boundary, Spring Creek (CR 3) was the west boundary, and CO 78 (Painted Rocks Road) was the north boundary. For three consecutive weekends (November 28-29, December 5-6, and December 12-13) we had club volunteers patrolling these Forest Roads. I was present each day (except December 5) and drove almost every road in this area (I drove all for which Trails Offroad has published a guide, except the southern end of Grouse Road/354).