Ed

Trail Reviews: 200 points
Questions Answered: 0 points

My Profile

Off-Road Experience:
6+ years
Off-Road Style:
Dirt Roads/Backroads
My Garage:
  • 1975 Ford Bronco (3.5" lift, 33" tires)

My Garage (1)

1975 Ford Bronco

Lift Size: 3.5"
Tire Size: 33"
Ford 9" rear end with a Detroit Locker Dana 44 front end with factory limited slip Dana 20 T-case w/ twin-stick shifter Ford C-4 transmission 302, 2bbl

My Trail Reviews (2)

(within last 6 months)
Middle St. Vrain (08/01/2021)
Took our 1975 Ford Bronco (3.5" lift, 33" tires, rear locker, front limited slip) up MSV today, then down Coney Flats to the reservoir. Overall an excellent trail with great water crossings and gorgeous scenery! The 5-5 they rate it for difficulty is accurate as it is a more technical trail than the pictures and narrative here allude. Be ready for a seemingly ceaseless bumpy ride. I agree with Nick from 06/26/21 - the Gatekeeper is not the biggest/most technical obstacle on the trail. The upper obstacle on Coney Flats will take some expertise or a seasoned spotter. Today it high-centered a forerunner. After he was freed it took a couple of more-on-the-stock-side Jeeps (small suspension lift) a few tries and a ride on the skid plates to find the right line. Still some others passed over nicely with little effort. There is another technical spot a little farther beyond, not quite as tough as the upper CF obstacle but certainly rougher than Gatekeeper. Just be aware of what you are getting into as getting past Gatekeeper can give you a false sense of security. Lots of vehicles on the trail for a nice Sunday drive.
Coney Creek Road (aka Coney Flats) (08/01/2021)
Took our 1975 Ford Bronco (3.5" lift, 33" tires, rear locker, front limited slip) up MSV today, then down Coney Flats to the reservoir. Overall an excellent trail with great water crossings and gorgeous scenery! The 5-5 they rate it for difficulty is accurate as it is a more technical trail than the pictures and narrative here allude. Be ready for a seemingly ceaseless bumpy ride. As a few posts have indicated, the Gatekeeper is not the biggest/most technical obstacle on the trail. The upper obstacle on Coney Flats will take some expertise or a seasoned spotter. Today it high-centered a forerunner. After he was freed it took a couple of more-on-the-stock-side Jeeps (small suspension lift) a few tries and a ride on the skid plates to find the right line. Still some others passed over nicely with little effort. There is another technical spot a little farther beyond, not quite as tough as the upper CF obstacle but certainly rougher than Gatekeeper. Just be aware of what you are getting into as getting past Gatekeeper can give you a false sense of security. Lots of vehicles on the trail for a nice Sunday drive.