Tim Palmer

Mapping Crew - Colorado
Trail Reviews: 25800 points
Questions Answered: 1100 points
Off-Road Experience:
6+ years
Off-Road Style:
Dirt Roads/Backroads
My Garage:
  • (2.5" lift, 35" tires)
  • 2018 Jeep Wrangler (2 door) (3.5" lift, 37" tires)
Tim lives and works in Northern Colorado. He has owned and driven 4X4 vehicles his entire adult life including Jeeps, pick ups, ATVs and UTVs. After high school, Tim's first 4X4 was a 47 Willy's CJ-2A with a flat 4 and a 6-volt electrical system. Typically wheeling in Northern Colorado or Southern Wyoming, Tim loves being in the mountains and the back country. Because of a desire to enjoy and promote responsible off-roading and to keep it available for the future, he belongs to a local 4X4 off-road club. Being part of the Trailsoffroad.com community furthers that goal as well. A love for off-road adventures, camping, fishing, and hunting keeps Tim away from pavement and always exploring. While his wife likes the comfort of a Jeep Grand Cherokee, Tim prefers the ruggedness of the Jeep Wrangler. Although most off-road time is spent in Colorado and Wyoming, an occasional trip to the Moab area is common. Tim will spend the summer going topless and enjoying the value of the great outdoors. Amateur Radio Technician license call sign: ke0npg

My Garage (2)

Lift Size: 2.5"
Tire Size: 35"
2015 Jeep Wrangler Willy's Wheeler, 2dr. AEV 2.5" duel sport lift, stock drive train, Rockhard front bumper with a Smittybilt X2o 12k synthetic line winch. Cooper MTX 315/70/R17 tires. Smittybilt XCR rear bumper with XCR tire carrier.

2018 Jeep Wrangler (2 door)

Lift Size: 3.5"
Tire Size: 37"
2018 Jeep JL Rubicon with the 2.0 l turbo engine. Teraflex 3.5” lift with Falcon series 3.0 shocks. Rockhard mid-width aluminum front bumper with a Smittybilt 10k lbs. synthetic line winch. Bestop NX soft top. BF Goodrich Mud Terrain KM3 tires with ProComp series 34 wheels. Cobra SXT75 CB radio and Yeasu 7200 duel-band Ham radio.

My Trail Reviews (33)

(within last 6 months)
Pumpkin Vine Road (01/10/2021)
With a light snow falling, the trail was a very pleasant drive through the Wyoming countryside. The trail was in great shape with no difficulty along the way. Southern Wyoming has not had much snow this season so trails remain accessible. Just north of the railroad crossing off to the west we saw a rather sizable herd of prong horns. There were maybe a couple hundred animals. Catching a glimpse of wildlife along the trail is always an enjoyable sight.
Crow Creek Road (01/10/2021)
Based on some reports that the trail was closed, I led a Trails OffRoad crew to visit the area to check the trail Status. The trail is open with no construction impeding the trail what-so-ever. Southern Wyoming has not received much snow this season and that allowed easy access to the entire trail. There were snow drifts in the usual areas with the worst one being between Waypoint 3 and 4. Even this notoriously difficult drift was easily conquered. We spotted some deer along the trail laying down as if keeping watch over the area. With a light snowfall during the trip, the trail was peaceful .
Vedauwoo Road (01/10/2021)
Open and easily passable. There are a few snow drifts in the usual spots, but they are all packed down with plenty of vehicles driving the trail. Southern Wyoming has not had much snow yet allowing for easy access with the right vehicle. Stock jeeps, for example, will find the trail passable. With the notorious Wyoming winds, it will not take much snow to change the trail's condition quickly.
Pratt Creek (12/19/2020)
This is one of those trails that is a winter time must. A little more than 12 inches of snow has blanketed the area so far this season. With a little bit of wind, this is a great snow trail. The worst drifting is between the last two Waypoints with the worst drift predictably just before the trail's end. Conditions here can be treacherous with no cell service to call for help. Be prepared for the conditions, expect to get stuck, and take others with you on this trail this time of the year.
Pratt Creek (10/01/2020)
Due to the Cameron Peak forest fire, The USFS has closed the entire Canyon Lakes Ranger District in the Roosevelt National Forest. This trail will likely be closed for the remainder of the 2020 season. A copy of the map for the closure area can be found here.
Pole Hill (10/01/2020)
Due to the Cameron Peak forest fire, The USFS has closed the entire Canyon Lakes Ranger District in the Roosevelt National Forest. This trail will likely be closed for the remainder of the 2020 season. A copy of the map for the closure area can be found here.
Pierson Park South (10/01/2020)
Due to the Cameron Peak forest fire, The USFS has closed the entire Canyon Lakes Ranger District in the Roosevelt National Forest. This trail will likely be closed for the remainder of the 2020 season. A copy of the map for the closure area can be found here.
Button Rock (10/01/2020)
Due to the Cameron Peak forest fire, The USFS has closed the entire Canyon Lakes Ranger District in the Roosevelt National Forest. This trail will likely be closed for the remainder of the 2020 season. A copy of the map for the closure area can be found here.
Johnny Park Road (10/01/2020)
Due to the Cameron Peak forest fire, The USFS has closed the entire Canyon Lakes Ranger District in the Roosevelt National Forest. This trail will likely be closed for the remainder of the 2020 season. A copy of the map for the closure area can be found here.
Panorama Peak (10/01/2020)
Due to the Cameron Peak forest fire, The USFS has closed the entire Canyon Lakes Ranger District in the Roosevelt National Forest. This trail will likely be closed for the remainder of the 2020 season. A copy of the map for the closure area can be found here.
Solitude Creek (10/01/2020)
Due to the Cameron Peak forest fire, The USFS has closed the entire Canyon Lakes Ranger District in the Roosevelt National Forest. This trail will likely be closed for the remainder of the 2020 season. A copy of the map for the closure area can be found here.
Pierson Park North (10/01/2020)
Due to the Cameron Peak forest fire, The USFS has closed the entire Canyon Lakes Ranger District in the Roosevelt National Forest. This trail will likely be closed for the remainder of the 2020 season. A copy of the map for the closure area can be found here.
Village Belle Road (09/26/2020)
The Mullen Fire near Fox Park, WY more than doubled in size today to over 80k acres. This prompted forest closures along the Colorado / Wyoming border.
North Sand Dunes Road (09/26/2020)
The Mullen Fire near Fox Park, WY more than doubled in size today to over 80k acres. This prompted forest closures along the Colorado / Wyoming border.
King’s Canyon Road (09/26/2020)
The Mullen Fire near Fox Park, WY more than doubled in size today to over 80k acres. This prompted forest closures along the Colorado / Wyoming border.
Centennial Ridge (09/26/2020)
The Mullen Fire near Rob Roy Reservoir has caused the Forest Service to close trails in the area.
Ehlin Road (09/26/2020)
The Mullen Fire near Rob Roy Reservoir has caused the Forest Service to close trails in the area.
Middle Fork Canyon (09/26/2020)
The Mullen Fire near Rob Roy Reservoir has caused the Forest Service to close trails in the area.
Jim Creek Road (09/26/2020)
The Mullen Fire near Rob Roy Reservoir has caused the Forest Service to close trails in the area.
Libby Flats (09/26/2020)
The Mullen Fire near Rob Roy Reservoir has caused the Forest Service to close trails in the area.
Cascade North Twin (09/26/2020)
The Mullen Fire near Rob Roy Reservoir has caused the Forest Service to close trails in the area.
Roach Road (09/26/2020)
The Mullen Fire near Fox Park, WY more than doubled in size today to over 80k acres. This prompted forest closures along the Colorado / Wyoming border.
Hohnholz Lakes (09/26/2020)
The Mullen Fire near Fox Park, WY more than doubled in size today to over 80k acres. This prompted forest closures along the Colorado / Wyoming border.
Bull Mountain Road (09/26/2020)
The Mullen Fire near Fox Park, WY more than doubled in size today to over 80k acres. This prompted forest closures along the Colorado / Wyoming border.
Medicine Bow Road (09/26/2020)
The Mullen Fire near Fox Park, WY more than doubled in size today to over 80k acres. This prompted forest closures along the Colorado / Wyoming border.
Mendenhall (09/26/2020)
The Mullen Fire near Fox Park, WY more than doubled in size today to over 80k acres. This prompted forest closures along the Colorado / Wyoming border.
North Temple Wash (09/20/2020)
The trail is not difficult and driving through the narrow canyon is worthwhile. The views are spectacular! We ended up camping in the canyon near Waypoint3 with the canyon walls towering on both sides. The camping gave me an opportunity to practice a little night-time photography.
McKay Flat Road (09/19/2020)
A small Trails Offroad crew ventured into the area for some mapping work in the San Rafael Swell. I found this trail to be dry and dusty with weather conditions ideal for a September trip. We found antelope and wild horses running wild along this trail.
Hidden Splendor (09/19/2020)
A smoky, hazy sky created a different kind of view along this trail. We stopped for a while at Waypoint 7 to take in the beauty of this central Utah treasure. There are some great views along this route.
Main Road 5 - Hot Springs ORV Park (09/05/2020)
There are several main connecting routes through the park, Road 5 is one of them. These main routes are signed with the road number on top of the shape of Arkansas and are well marked. Road 5 gets you away from the park entrance and provides access to the outlying trail, including Rubicon Ridge. Although the park was busy, there are plenty of places to pass oncoming vehicles along Road 5. Also, if you're looking for cell phone service to log into your Badge of Honor app, Road 5 gets you high enough to get great cell signal.
Rubicon Ridge D1 - Hot Springs ORV Park (09/05/2020)
This was my first time wheeling in Arkansas. The Hot Springs ORV Park is a delight. Once in the park, the trailheads are well marked. Rubicon Ridge was a particular trail that I wanted to get in for the Badge of Honor program. Any excellent choice. I do recommend, however, that you should visit the park on a weekend other than Labor Day weekend. There were many large groups there to enjoy the park. As a result, there was a lot of stopping and waiting on the trail. The first segment of the trail was the most difficult heading downhill in a particularly rocky area. Stock vehicles will scrap along this section. The middle of the trail was much more tame.
Snake F19 - Hot Springs ORV Park (09/05/2020)
The ORV Park has this listed as one of their easier trails, but don't be fooled as this trail will challenge a stock vehicle. The trail starts as a winding path through the forest but becomes rocky with some moderate sections. Just past Waypoint 5, the trail has a split with the easier route on the right. The left option is an enjoyable rocky climb with ledges that have you paying attention to your line. There is another rocky section just past Waypoint 7 that adds in a little off-camber descent.
Fun Run G3 - Hot Springs ORV Park (09/05/2020)
This was the third Badge of Honor trail completed on this trip. It is the shortest of the three BOH trails in the park, but the most challenging. The "Bigger Rocks" at Waypoint 4 offer the best challenge but would be difficult for a stock vehicle. I would recommend visiting the park on a weekend other than Labor Day weekend. There were multiple large groups which made the trail slow going with a lot of start and stops.

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