James Snow

Trail Reviews: 2000 points
Questions Answered: 0 points
Off-Road Experience:
6+ years
Off-Road Style:
Dirt Roads/Backroads
My Garage:
  • 2000 Jeep Wrangler (2 door) (3" lift, 33" tires)
I grew up driving Datsun sedan's and station wagons on logging roads. I loved to drive as fast as I could until I would slide off the road and get stuck. Then I would spend an hour getting unstuck and do it all over again. I didn't own a 4-wheel drive until my early 20's when I got a 1948 Willys Jeep from a friend. I was hooked! I never had another Jeep, after the Willys, until January of 2020 and going without one will never happen again!! See all my 4x4 adventures on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs6HLKxepCIQNsZJpz073dA

My Garage (1)

2000 Jeep Wrangler (2 door)

Lift Size: 3"
Tire Size: 33"
Purchased in January, 2020 100% stock Renovations: 33x10.5x15 tires 1 1/4" SpiderTrax wheel spacers Rancho RS5000 steering stabilizer Rancho RS5000X shocks Hooke Road front bumper Hooke Road fender flares Hooke Road rock sliders Smittybuilt 9500# winch 3" Teraflex coil spring lift Rough Country Front Forged Adjustable Track Bar (fits) 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ | 0-3.5" Lift | 1044 Rough Country Rear Track Bar Bracket (fits) 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ | 2.5" Lift | 1087

My Trail Reviews (10)

(within last 6 months)
Slaughterhouse Gulch (12/27/2020)
Open until Jan 1 for seasonal closure. Broke an axle shaft on back side. Very icy!
Bill Moore Lake (11/22/2020)
I came up Red Elephant Hill and intersected Bill Moore Lake Road. Made it just past way point 15. Too many snow drifts. The video is from the intersection going back down to Empire.
Red Elephant Hill (11/22/2020)
This trail is a hidden gem! Put this on your bucket list if you have not been here. There is a little snow near the top. Won't be passable until spring, after the next big storm.
Forest Service 202 (10/17/2020)
Trail head starts at Cedar Mountain Road and goes west. Nice tight and steep trail with beautiful views. FSR202 ends at an intersection with FSR897 (Sportsman) and FSR220A (Old Stage). You are currently in the middle of nowhere! You can take FSR897 and loop backup to Cedar Mountain road. Or take FSR220A and this will take you down to the South Platte River at the end of Hackett Gulch. This is a very rough trail and the last quarter mile is one way only as the trail is extremely steep just before the river.
Hackett Gulch (10/17/2020)
Trail head starts at Cedar Mountain Road and goes west. Nice tight and steep trail with beautiful views. This is an out and back trail. But if you start at FSR220A (Old Stage), then you can make a loop out of it. The last quarter mile of Old Stage is one way, so you can't go up it from the end of Hackett Gulch. This is a very rough trail and you should be prepared for breaking down or self recovery.
Bald Mountain Gulch (10/12/2020)
Beautiful and fun trail. I got there well before it got light and did some dark wheeling. Ran the whole trail from north to south. Not very many people out there, especially early in the morning. Camping spots everywhere. I would run this one again for sure. The colors are still bright on the trees since the elevation is a little lower.
Tincup Pass (10/11/2020)
Traveling from Tin Cup to St. Elmo. You have to run this trail. It is amazing!
Cumberland Gulch (10/11/2020)
Beautiful country! Worth driving through.
Bald Mountain Loop (10/10/2020)
I went up this trail just after daylight and by the time I got to the top the sun had just come out. What a gorgeous view. Highly recommend going up if you are in the area. Very fun trail.
Moon Gulch (10/03/2020)
Traveling north on Pickle Gulch from the trailhead. Then west along Stewart Gulch. Then south to the top of Michigan Hill. Then back up to Dakota Hill to Moon Gulch to Hwy. 119. I came into Moon Gulch at the Dakota Hill spur. Awesome place to wheel!