Todd

Founder
Trail Reviews: 25100 points
Questions Answered: 8850 points
Off-Road Experience:
6+ years
Off-Road Style:
Overlanding
My Garage:
  • 2008 Jeep Wrangler (4 door) (2.5" lift, 35" tires)
Todd is an avid wheeler who loves to explore new trails whenever and wherever he can. They say necessity is the mother of all invention and that holds true for Todd. His want and desire to find passable trails and new nooks and crannies of the Great American West to explore were his reasons behind starting Trailsoffroad.com. On any given weekend you can find Todd on some obscure 4x4 trail or using his legs to hike to an alpine lake.

My Garage (1)

2008 Jeep Wrangler (4 door)

Lift Size: 2.5"
Tire Size: 35"

My Trail Reviews (49)

(within last 6 months)
Yankee Hill - The Actual Hill (10/20/2020)
Due to extreme fire danger, the National Forest Service has temporarily closed all National Forest land in Clear Creek, Jefferson, Gilpin, Boulder, and Larimer counties. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD831612
Chinns Lake (10/20/2020)
Due to extreme fire danger, the National Forest Service has temporarily closed all National Forest land in Clear Creek, Jefferson, Gilpin, Boulder, and Larimer counties. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD831612
Miners Gulch (10/20/2020)
Due to extreme fire danger, the National Forest Service has temporarily closed all National Forest land in Clear Creek, Jefferson, Gilpin, Boulder, and Larimer counties. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD831612
Red Elephant Hill (10/20/2020)
Due to extreme fire danger, the National Forest Service has temporarily closed all National Forest land in Clear Creek, Jefferson, Gilpin, Boulder, and Larimer counties. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD831612
Cumberland Gulch (10/20/2020)
Due to extreme fire danger, the National Forest Service has temporarily closed all National Forest land in Clear Creek, Jefferson, Gilpin, Boulder, and Larimer counties. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD831612
Devil's Canyon (10/20/2020)
Due to extreme fire danger, the National Forest Service has temporarily closed all National Forest land in Clear Creek, Jefferson, Gilpin, Boulder, and Larimer counties. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD831612
Kingston Peak (10/20/2020)
Due to extreme fire danger, the National Forest Service has temporarily closed all National Forest land in Clear Creek, Jefferson, Gilpin, Boulder, and Larimer counties. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD831612
Loch Lomond (10/20/2020)
Due to extreme fire danger, the National Forest Service has temporarily closed all National Forest land in Clear Creek, Jefferson, Gilpin, Boulder, and Larimer counties. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD831612
Yankee Hill to Central City (10/20/2020)
Due to extreme fire danger, the National Forest Service has temporarily closed all National Forest land in Clear Creek, Jefferson, Gilpin, Boulder, and Larimer counties. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD831612
Rainbow Road (10/20/2020)
Due to extreme fire danger, the National Forest Service has temporarily closed all National Forest land in Clear Creek, Jefferson, Gilpin, Boulder, and Larimer counties. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD831612
Washoe Gulch (10/20/2020)
Due to extreme fire danger, the National Forest Service has temporarily closed all National Forest land in Clear Creek, Jefferson, Gilpin, Boulder, and Larimer counties. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD831612
Camp Creek to Verde River (10/03/2020)
Started early in the morning and had the trail to myself. Always a nice quick diversion close to home.
FR 479 (10/03/2020)
The roads leading to the trailhead are closed due to fire issues.
Cave Creek to Sheep Bridge (09/29/2020)
A portion of this road is in the closed area due to the Sears fire. https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd813381.pdf
Wild Horse Road (09/22/2020)
This too is a great trail with constant views of the San Rafael Reef, then giving way to the bentonite mud hills near Factory Butte. The trail was grated, make it more like a 2, however, you will still want 4WD for the river crossing - that mud is SLICK!
Temple Mine (09/20/2020)
Great trail! This was my second time running this one. It seemed a little less rough this time vs two years ago. The area changes drastically depending on the clouds, so this time was a bit different in the color grades exhibited in the rocks. Its a beautiful and interesting trail and I would recommend it to anyone!
North Temple Wash (09/20/2020)
What a great trail. We really spent sometime this trip exploring every nook and cranny. The trail seemed to be grated this time, but I am sure after a heavy rain this will change drastically. I would recommend this trail and area to anyone!
McKay Flat Road (09/19/2020)
Ran this trail for the second time. There is no major change and the rating is dead on. However, this time I ran the trail in both directions and realized the prettiest view is running it from the south to the north which give views of formations off in the distance.
Hidden Splendor (09/19/2020)
This trail is a must-do for the view! Seriously, just do it!
Fordyce Jeep Trail (09/09/2020)
Camping is currently restricted: A closure of all National Forest System lands to camping outside designated, developed campgrounds. Camping outside of developed campgrounds, also called ‘dispersed camping,’ includes the temporary use of National Forest System lands for the purpose of overnight occupancy without a permanently-fixed structure.
Moss Wash Trail (08/23/2020)
This trail is temporarily closed due to the Ridge Fire Area Closure.
Elk Mountain (07/31/2020)
We drove only half of this after coming in from Elk Ridge and we took this down to the Natural Bridges Monument. What a pretty trail! I would highly recommend this one for the view of the Bear Ears.
Elk Ridge (07/30/2020)
Came up Beef Basin from Canyonlands and connected onto this road. What an amazing route. This section of it, I was surprised how well the trail was groomed. We camped off of one of the many side roads Long Point #91. Set camp up, started to relax and as sunset, realized there was a forest fire off in the distance. Heard cattle mooing all night. Be wary of the shelf road if you are pulling a trailer, there were countless blind turns with no passing room at all. We passed through the Notch just after sunrise, I would recommend against that if you want to take in the view - the sun was blinding and made it very hard to see what is probably a really amazing formation. We then went onto Elk Mountain down to Natural Bridges. Great area and trail, I highly recommend it.
Mineral Bottom Road (07/29/2020)
I ran this down to the river and over to Taylor Canyon. The road was a little more rutted than usual. Be sure to see if any cliff jumping fun is going on near Waypoint 21. :)
Strawberry Point (07/27/2020)
I would give the view at the end a 5-star, but getting there was rather disappointing driving through a residential area. We would have taken the Strawberry Ridge #239 up and down but was concerned about mud going solo with no winch. Overall, do the trail for the view :)
Taylor Canyon (07/26/2020)
The previous trips I have had in this area I have explored the trails upon Horsethief Point and looked from above down into Taylor Canyon. Each time I looked I made a promise that I would come back and explore this particular trail. I was not disappointed one bit! The most enjoyable part was having my brother and nephew and being the first person to show them this area. Although it was pushing 100 degrees, we had a great time exploring this trail off of the White Rim Trail.
Bloody Basin Road (07/18/2020)
This is a great trail. Having family in town I was looking for something close to explore. Very scenic for the sparse desert area it’s in. Was closed where it meets the Tonto National Forest due to fire danger. Great “tame” road to soak up the views of the rolling hills and grasslands.
9023 Pueblo la Plata Ruins (07/18/2020)
A neat trail, but short, with a cool ending. The ancient ruins and canyon at the end are with the short hike. Also, on this hike, keep yours eyes open for funnel web spiders - we saw the webs all over the place!
New River Canyon (07/03/2020)
Tonto National Forest has been temporarily closed because of extreme fire conditions. This is a link to the official closure notice https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/tonto/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD759503
Willow Springs Road (07/02/2020)
A few of the more difficult sections look like they have been filled in with gravel recently. Additionally, a sign has been added by the dinosaur tracks. As always, this is a great way into Arches National Park and the premier picnic location to watch the sunset against Balanced Rock.
East Fork of the Sevier River Scenic Backway (Forest Service Road 087) (07/01/2020)
We ran this road prior to visiting Bryce. The real appeal to this road is getting to the others in the area. I tried the spring water this time, it was really pretty good and I would recommend it!
Diamondback Gulch aka Greasy Spoon (06/27/2020)
This was my favorite trail in the area. We ran it late in the day and saw absolutely no one. The hills were really fun and the views of The Cockscomb was pretty spectacular with the late day sun hitting it. I would do it again.
Loy Butte Road (06/27/2020)
We took this road towards the end of the day with no expectation what so ever. We were off to explore this area outside of Sedona in hopes of finding the optimum spot for a sunset. It was natural for us to create a guide for this road since it is the connector road to so many of the other fun roads in the area. I have to say, without the expectation, this road really surprised me in its beauty. We returned back via the Outlaw OHV Trail for a nice semi loop.
Schnebly Hill Road (06/27/2020)
With the idea of this being a Jeep Badge of Honor Trail, I had high hopes. I guess high hopes ruin about 50% of things you had high hopes for. While the views were fantastic - 5 star in my opinion, the crowds were pretty thick. I think if you want to do this road and really enjoy it, go mid-week! I would also suggest that people understand that not the entire trail wants to hear your music :) We all have our tastes, and this day, my type of music was not playing from the passerby's.
Broken Arrow (06/25/2020)
This is a trail that many people seek out or have on their bucket list for pure beauty of it and for its mild challenges. A relatively mild trail with big scenery. It’s short, I think it’s one of those trails that once you do it, you’ve done it and probably won’t revisit.
Lake Evelyn (06/15/2020)
Open for the season :)
Keyser Ridge (06/15/2020)
Open for the season :)
Keyser Creek (06/15/2020)
Open for the season :)
Little Muddy Creek (06/15/2020)
Is now open for the season :).
Stony Pass (06/10/2020)
Now open for the season! Please note that the water crossing at Waypoint 13 is still very high.
Lockhart Basin (05/11/2020)
Did I ever mention how much I love this trail? Seriously this is probably my favorite in the area. I am bumping the rating to a 6-6. The final obstacle is really chewed up this year. Overall the trail is in great shape.
Chicken Corners (05/09/2020)
We ran this trail along with Hurrah Pass and Lockhart Basin. Always such a great trail to take in the scenery. Did notice more trail widening and newly formed side trails, it’s important we all stay on the trail and pick up any litter.
Camp Wood Road (05/03/2020)
This is a great east-west dirt route across a good portion of Arizona that can be used for a much larger overlapping experience. Perhaps my review is five stars because my expectations were very low or perhaps it is that this is just a great road! I am leaning on the idea that its a great road. The road, as depicted here, travels through a grassy plain, into the pines, and through the high desert. It is almost as if the road is a 3 for 1 deal with the three distinct terrain changes.
Seven Up (05/02/2020)
When I run a trail on a Saturday and hardly see a soul, that's worth an extra review star in my book. This is a GREAT trail for the fact that you have various types of terrain that include impressive granite rock formations and tall pines. The stretches through the pines are very nice with the pines reaching for the sky and a soft road to drive in between them. I didn't want to drive fast, I wanted to soak it all in the entire trail, it's worth it!
Corral Road (05/02/2020)
This is not a bad road at all, it is just a little lackluster as an out and back. I would run it by going out the unmapped trail listed at Waypoint 4, Graver Wash, to make for a longer more rock crawling kind of day.
Blue Grade Road (04/26/2020)
. I wanted to take an easy road to test out a bone stock GX while heading north up Into the pines. This road seemed like a logical choice. This road surprised me a bit for its scenic value- it was very pretty. Paved in the north and plenty of great camping on the north side as well!
Stoneman Lake Road (04/26/2020)
Very busy on a Sunday morning! Great for boondocking as there is plenty of camping locations on this road- good camping in the pines. I was going for more solitaire so hit some of the side roads which are great. Would rate it higher with less people :)
FR 935 (04/26/2020)
Out here to test out a bone stock GX470 and I can say I rather enjoyed this road. Spent 2 hours hanging out and didn’t see a soul!! Really good campsites too! Small rocky cobble and some mud. Wishing I had some all terrain tires and aired down but really a super easy and simple toad.
Bar M Road (04/26/2020)
Loved this trail, but it was impassable due to fallen timber In between Waypoints 7 and 8 . Definitely rutted, muddy and rocky in spots. You would want high clearance. Good thing - no one on the trail I had it to myself on a Sunday afternoon :)

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