Tim Palmer

Mapping Crew - Colorado
Trail Reviews: 30100 points
Questions Answered: 1550 points

My Profile

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 (42)

(within last 6 months)
Halligan Reservoir (09/01/2021)
From September 1 to May 1, this Trail is only accessible to persons actually hunting. This trail is within the Cherokee Park State Wildlife Area. Additional information can be found at https://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/RulesRegs/Brochure/lands.pdf
Turkey Roost (09/01/2021)
From September 1 to May 1, this Trail is only accessible to persons actually hunting. This trail is within the Cherokee Park State Wildlife Area. Additional information can be found at https://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/RulesRegs/Brochure/lands.pdf
Kelly Flats (07/27/2021)
Kelly Flats is temporarily closed by the Forest Service while local officials deal with the effects of flash flooding in the Poudre Canyon. Kelly Flats is slated to open again by August 1, 2020. More information soon.
Long Draw Road (07/26/2021)
Long Draw Road is temporarily closed while the USFS completes some aerial mulching operations. The mulching project is to place soil stabilizing mulch in the area to help reduce erosion and flash flood potential. The area along this road was hit hard by the Cameron Peak fire during the summer of 2020 and mitigation efforts are underway to help restoration. This road should be open soon.
Red Cone (07/24/2021)
This was my first time to experience Red Cone. A great trail with much diversity. It rained heavily the night before so, although the trail was not dusty, the moisture added mud and water as an unexpected twist. The sky was filled with smoke from northern fires and the haze took away some of the distant views once we were above timberline. Because it was a weekend, we encountered quite a few other vehicles including ATVs, motorcycles, and really nice and well built jeeps. One of the rigs in our group was a stock Taco. It's driver, Trent, was well experienced and managed the trail in the Taco with no problems. This is a trail to go back to in the future.
Pomeroy Lakes (06/25/2021)
The trail is completely free of snow and in great shape. There is a bit of runoff water running down the middle of the trail near Mary Murphy Mine, but id does not pose any type of problem. Speaking of the mine, the buildings seem to get more dilapidated each year. The main mine building is really showing its age and looks ready to collapse at any time.
Johnny Park Road (06/20/2021)
Ventured out on Johnny Park for a beautiful father's day in the mountains. The trail was is great shape and temperatures hovered around 65 degrees making for a great afternoon. The trail was a little crowded with quads, dirt bikes and other jeepers. Right now, Johnny Park is one of only a few trails that are open in Northern Colorado's front range because of last year's Cameron Peak Fire. It was great to finally get out on a trail.
Sevenmile Road (06/19/2021)
I went to visit the area this weekend to get a first hand look of the conditions. The Cameron Peak fire burned really hot through this area causing considerable devastation for the Sevenmile and Swamp Creek trails. I do not suspect that this trail will open in 2021.
Montgomery Pass (06/16/2021)
Snow still covers the upper part of this trail. The Colorado State Forest reports that it is open up to the Yurts for now.
Pierson Park South (06/16/2021)
I contacted the local District ranger this morning. She advised that the trail is are now open. Happy wheeling!!!
Pole Hill (06/16/2021)
I contacted the local District ranger this morning. She advised that the trail is are now open. Happy wheeling!!!
Solitude Creek (06/16/2021)
I contacted the local District ranger this morning. She advised that the trail is are now open. Happy wheeling!!!
Johnny Park Road (06/16/2021)
I contacted the local District ranger this morning. She advised that the trail is now open. Happy wheeling!!!
Pierson Park North (06/16/2021)
I contacted the local District ranger this morning. She advised that the trail is are now open. Happy wheeling!!!
Panorama Peak (06/16/2021)
I contacted the local District ranger this morning. She advised that the trail is are now open. Happy wheeling!!!
Nunn Creek (06/15/2021)
Although this trail is scheduled to be open now, the trail remains closed by the US Forest Service because of damage from last year's Cameron Peak Fire. It is not yet known when, or if, this trail will be opened this season for motor vehicles. We will continue to check with the US Forest Service and post details as they become available.
Old Flowers Road (06/15/2021)
Although this trail is scheduled to be open now, the trail remains closed by the US Forest Service because of damage from last year's Cameron Peak Fire. It is not yet known when, or if, this trail will be opened this season for motor vehicles. We will continue to check with the US Forest Service and post details as they become available.
Salt Cabin Park Road (06/15/2021)
Although this trail is scheduled to be open now, the trail remains closed by the US Forest Service because of damage from last year's Cameron Peak Fire. It is not yet known when, or if, this trail will be opened this season for motor vehicles. We will continue to check with the US Forest Service and post details as they become available.
Roaring Creek Road (06/15/2021)
Although this trail is scheduled to be open now, the trail remains closed by the US Forest Service because of damage from last year's Cameron Peak Fire. It is not yet known when, or if, this trail will be opened this season for motor vehicles. We will continue to check with the US Forest Service and post details as they become available.
Sand Creek Pass (06/15/2021)
Although this trail is scheduled to be open now, the trail remains closed by the US Forest Service because of damage from last year's Cameron Peak Fire. It is not yet known when, or if, this trail will be opened this season for motor vehicles. We will continue to check with the US Forest Service and post details as they become available.
Storm Drain (06/15/2021)
Although this trail is scheduled to be open now, the trail remains closed by the US Forest Service because of damage from last year's Cameron Peak Fire. It is not yet known when, or if, this trail will be opened this season for motor vehicles. We will continue to check with the US Forest Service and post details as they become available.
Storm Mountain (06/15/2021)
Although this trail is scheduled to be open now, the trail remains closed by the US Forest Service because of damage from last year's Cameron Peak Fire. It is not yet known when, or if, this trail will be opened this season for motor vehicles. We will continue to check with the US Forest Service and post details as they become available.
Swamp Creek Road (06/15/2021)
Although this trail is scheduled to be open now, the trail remains closed by the US Forest Service because of damage from last year's Cameron Peak Fire. It is not yet known when, or if, this trail will be opened this season for motor vehicles. We will continue to check with the US Forest Service and post details as they become available.
Bald Mountain (06/15/2021)
Although this trail is scheduled to be open now, the trail remains closed by the US Forest Service because of damage from last year's Cameron Peak Fire. It is not yet known when, or if, this trail will be opened this season for motor vehicles. We will continue to check with the US Forest Service and post details as they become available.
Crown Point Road (06/15/2021)
Although this trail is scheduled to be open now, the trail remains closed by the US Forest Service because of damage from last year's Cameron Peak Fire. It is not yet known when, or if, this trail will be opened this season for motor vehicles. We will continue to check with the US Forest Service and post details as they become available.
Acme Creek Road (06/15/2021)
Although this trail is scheduled to be open now, the trail remains closed by the US Forest Service because of damage from last year's Cameron Peak Fire. It is not yet known when, or if, this trail will be opened this season for motor vehicles. We will continue to check with the US Forest Service and post details as they become available.
Button Rock (06/15/2021)
Although this trail is scheduled to be open now, the trail remains closed by the US Forest Service because of damage from last year's Cameron Peak Fire. It is not yet known when, or if, this trail will be opened this season for motor vehicles. We will continue to check with the US Forest Service and post details as they become available.
Button Rock (06/15/2021)
Although this trail is scheduled to open annually on June 15, the USFS still shows it closed for the season. We will keep this guide updated as USFS information becomes available.
Johnny Park Road (06/15/2021)
Although this trail is scheduled to open annually on June 15, the USFS still shows it closed for the season. We will keep this guide updated as USFS information becomes available.
Pierson Park North (06/15/2021)
Although this trail is scheduled to open annually on June 15, the USFS still shows it closed for the season. We will keep this guide updated as USFS information becomes available.
Pierson Park South (06/15/2021)
Although this trail is scheduled to open annually on June 15, the USFS still shows it closed for the season. We will keep this guide updated as USFS information becomes available.
Pole Hill (06/15/2021)
Although this trail is scheduled to open annually on June 15, the USFS still shows it closed for the season. We will keep this guide updated as USFS information becomes available.
Foggy Park Road (06/15/2021)
Although this trail is scheduled to be open now, the trail remains closed by the US Forest Service because of damage from last year's Cameron Peak Fire. It is not yet known when, or if, this trail will be opened this season for motor vehicles. We will continue to check with the US Forest Service and post details as they become available.
Forest Service Road 523 (06/15/2021)
Although this trail is scheduled to be open now, the trail remains closed by the US Forest Service because of damage from last year's Cameron Peak Fire. It is not yet known when, or if, this trail will be opened this season for motor vehicles. We will continue to check with the US Forest Service and post details as they become available.
Green Ridge Trail (06/15/2021)
Although this trail is scheduled to be open now, the trail remains closed by the US Forest Service because of damage from last year's Cameron Peak Fire. It is not yet known when, or if, this trail will be opened this season for motor vehicles. We will continue to check with the US Forest Service and post details as they become available.
Hurley (06/15/2021)
Although this trail is scheduled to be open now, the trail remains closed by the US Forest Service because of damage from last year's Cameron Peak Fire. It is not yet known when, or if, this trail will be opened this season for motor vehicles. We will continue to check with the US Forest Service and post details as they become available.
Kelly Flats (06/15/2021)
Although this trail is scheduled to be open now, the trail remains closed by the US Forest Service because of damage from last year's Cameron Peak Fire. It is not yet known when, or if, this trail will be opened this season for motor vehicles. We will continue to check with the US Forest Service and post details as they become available.
Long Draw Road (06/15/2021)
Although this trail is scheduled to be open now, the trail remains closed by the US Forest Service because of damage from last year's Cameron Peak Fire. It is not yet known when, or if, this trail will be opened this season for motor vehicles. We will continue to check with the US Forest Service and post details as they become available.
Kelly Flats (06/02/2021)
Although Kelly Flats is typically open this time of the year, it remains closed by the USFS due to road damage from last year’s Cameron Peak fire. We will keep an eye on opening information.
Switzerland Trail (05/16/2021)
A foggy and drizzly day greeted us for a ride along Switzerland Trail. When mother nature takes away the spectacular views of this trail, the ride is a little eerie. The trail was wet with a little bit of mud, but that also meant that it was not very busy for the ride. A little bit of snow remains in the trees along the route, but the trail is clear of all snow.
Pennsylvania Gulch (05/16/2021)
Heavy fog and rain were the basis for today's trip up Pennsylvania Gulch. There was mud in the washed out portion of the gulch. There was also still a little bit of snow at the far west end of the trail, but it was easily passable. The washed out area tends to be a bit off camber and there is a risk of rubbing fenders and doors along the steep dirt embankments.
North Sand Hills (04/25/2021)
The North Sand Hills are finally open. The Mountaineers, a Fort Collins, CO 4 x 4 club, took to the hills for their April club trip. The area was nearly empty of visitors so the group had unencumbered access to the freshly wind-blown sand. There were only a few patches of snow anywhere to be found and the sand in perfect shape to test out a driver's ability to climb sandy hills. It was a bit breezy with temperatures hovering around 50 degrees so not yet topless weather. Although ATVs can fill the area during the summer, none were to be found this weekend.

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