Todd

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Trail Reviews: 35600 points
Questions Answered: 10400 points

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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 (71)

(within last 6 months)
Engineer Pass (09/10/2021)
Great trail!!
San Juan County Road 2 (09/10/2021)
Test review
Tripod Flats (08/12/2021)
Temporarily closed due to fire.
Dolores to Norwood (07/31/2021)
Going from Montrose to Phoenix, Arizona I ran this trail in reverse and along with the Dave Wood trail. All in all I think I saved time rather than taking pavement. I really enjoyed the views. Seems like the Forest Service paved more of the road. Note: it was a bit wet and slick in some spots. If driving when wet with street tires be careful!!
Dave Wood Trail (07/31/2021)
Going from Montrose to Phoenix, Arizona I ran this trail in reverse and connected to Delores to Norwood Road. All in all I think I saved time rather than taking pavement. I really enjoyed the views and had the road to myself at 7am
Stony Pass (07/30/2021)
I was passing through Silverton and had a few hours to kill and took a trip up to the Buffalo Boy Mine and the actual pass. Always a good one with the steep climb up and epic views.
Clear Lake (07/29/2021)
Had I read the report here, I would have known the trail was closed!! Here’s some pics to confirm :)
Cumberland Pass (07/28/2021)
Mapping this was a blast as I had driven the road several times prior but never really stopped to smell the roses, so to say! Cumberland Pass is a critical connector trail to many of the other great passes in the area is an excellent starter trail for someone just getting into off-roading or overlanding. I would recommend this trail and all the others in the area to anyone!
Waunita Pass (07/28/2021)
For a road itself, no I would not take time to do this one. However, when making it part of a much larger and longer overland route, hell ya! I took this and connected it with Cumberland Pass before making my way down to the Taylor Park area to explore Texas Creek. This is a quick ride, suitable for any vehicle in good weather. Camping looked bad.
Taylor River (07/28/2021)
Taylor River is a beautiful road, and for beauty, I would give it a 5-star review. It's not a destination in itself but rather an excellent connector to some other trails like Taylor Pass, Italian Creek, Texas Creek, and Cumberland Pass. The camping was plentiful but mostly suited for 5th wheels and campers.
Texas Creek (07/27/2021)
I loved this trail! The further you drive back the more interesting it gets. I normally don't 5-star trails with a bunch of traffic on it as this one had a ton of side by side traffic, but the good news is most of the side by side traffic was gone after 5pm and we tent campers had the further reaches of the trail to ourselves. The views are simply amazing at the end!
Miners Gulch (07/27/2021)
We heard a rumor that this trail has been filled in and no longer a challenge. Hoping the next review after this one proves it’s just a rumor and not truth!!
Yankee Hill to Central City (07/25/2021)
Ran this from Central City over to St Mary’s for the first time in a few years. I forgot how much diversity this trail has from scenery to all the little patches of obstacles. I think running this from Central City is the way to go!! Trail was nice and clean, kudos to all the volunteers doing trail clean up and to everyone else for packing out more than packed in.
U.S. Basin (07/24/2021)
I loved this road. It is completely overshadowed by its big brothers in trails such as Black Bear Pass, Imogene, Engineers Pass, and a whole host of others. But if it weren't for the history of this trail, we probably would not have all the other roads in the area. The old mines were great to check out and the views around U.S. Basin are just as good as any of the other more famous and busier trails in the area.
Twin Mountain (07/16/2021)
Open for the season!
Blue Ridge (Williams Peak) (07/16/2021)
Technically open for the season
Farwell Lake (07/16/2021)
Open for the season.
Lead King Basin (07/16/2021)
Technically open for the season!
Old Fall River Road (07/16/2021)
Open for the season!
Pearl Beaver Road (07/16/2021)
This road is open!
Silver Basin (07/16/2021)
Open for the season, lingering snow.
Baltimore Ridge (07/16/2021)
Open.
Chinns Lake (07/16/2021)
Open.
Daisy Pass Road (07/16/2021)
Open
Perigo (07/16/2021)
Open.
Sydney Basin (07/16/2021)
Technically open for the season.
Twin Mountain (07/16/2021)
Open for the season.
Trail Creek Road (07/16/2021)
Open and clear.
South Spring Gulch (07/16/2021)
Open and clear.
Manchester (Manchester Creek) (07/16/2021)
Open and clear.
Governor Basin (07/16/2021)
Open
Alpine Tunnel West (07/16/2021)
Open.
Loch Lomond (07/15/2021)
Open for the season!!
Kingston Peak (07/15/2021)
Enjoy the trail for the season.
Smiley Rock (07/09/2021)
Stage III fire closures have been lifted. Stage II remains in effect - no fires, discharging of firearms, etc. Be mindful, trails can close quickly due to events that can change rapidly.
Supai Village Old 328 Road (07/09/2021)
Stage III fire closures have been lifted. Stage II remains in effect - no fires, discharging of firearms, etc. Be mindful, trails can close quickly due to events that can change rapidly.
Boynton Pass Road (07/09/2021)
Stage III fire closures have been lifted. Stage II remains in effect - no fires, discharging of firearms, etc. Be mindful, trails can close quickly due to events that can change rapidly.
Broken Arrow (07/09/2021)
Stage III fire closures have been lifted. Stage II remains in effect - no fires, discharging of firearms, etc. Be mindful, trails can close quickly due to events that can change rapidly.
Diamondback Gulch aka Greasy Spoon (07/09/2021)
Stage III fire closures have been lifted. Stage II remains in effect - no fires, discharging of firearms, etc. Be mindful, trails can close quickly due to events that can change rapidly.
Loy Butte Road (07/09/2021)
Stage III fire closures have been lifted. Stage II remains in effect - no fires, discharging of firearms, etc. Be mindful, trails can close quickly due to events that can change rapidly.
White Owl Lake (07/01/2021)
Open for the season!
Grizzly Jeep Trail (07/01/2021)
Open for the season!!
Rollins Pass East (07/01/2021)
Open
Big Red Park Road (06/23/2021)
Open for the season
East Pocket Road (06/22/2021)
Temporary closure due the Sycamore Canyon fire.
Diamondback Gulch aka Greasy Spoon (06/22/2021)
Please note, a Stage III fire restriction is in place and all roads and trails are closed: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd924980.pdf
Loy Butte Road (06/22/2021)
Please note, a Stage III fire restriction is in place and all roads and trails are closed: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd924980.pdf
Supai Village Old 328 Road (06/22/2021)
The road is closed due to stage III fire restriction. https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd924993.pdf
Fry Lake Trail (06/22/2021)
Temporary closure due the Sycamore Canyon fire.
FR 535 (06/22/2021)
Temporary closure due the Sycamore Canyon fire.
Boynton Pass Road (06/22/2021)
Please note, a Stage III fire restriction is in place and all roads and trails are closed: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd924980.pdf
Bloody Basin Road (06/22/2021)
The road in National Forest managed areas is temporarily closed due to the Backbone Fire. https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd924560.pdf
Silver Creek (06/22/2021)
The road in National Forest managed areas is temporarily closed due to the Backbone Fire. https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd924560.pdf
Broken Arrow (06/22/2021)
Please note, a Stage III fire restriction is in place and all roads and trails are closed: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd924980.pdf
Crystal Lake (06/16/2021)
Open for the season.
Lost Park Road (06/15/2021)
Open for the season
Miners Gulch (06/14/2021)
Open and reported to be a little gnarlier than usual this late spring/early summer.
Coffee Pot Road (06/01/2021)
This road is open for the season.
Dugas Road (05/29/2021)
Dugas Road is a great road for getting into other trails in the area. There are a few nice campsites along the road too that would be worth stopping at if needing a place to camp for the night.
Copper Canyon (05/29/2021)
Pick your poison on how you want to run this. The narrow, steep, and rocky shelf road towards the southern end either poses an issue either way. Run it down downhill, there is no passing, and you are backing up the very loose rock and over obstacles that most likely change daily. Run it uphill, and you need to have a rig built well enough to manage the undercut rocks while maintaining traction on the loose rocks. When approaching the shelf road portions, consciously remember your spots to pull over and keep eyes ahead for oncoming traffic. Uphill has the right of way but do what is safe for all involved when decided who is going to yield to who. I would imagine this trail changes after each rain, and for the shelf road sections, I would recommend only experienced drivers.
Lockhart Basin (05/22/2021)
6 Rated Trail - Stock JLU Rubicon Eco Diesel, what's to fear? :). I successfully made it through the notorious first mile with only needing to be winched over the double obstacle where I simply didn't have the clearance for proper tire contact to pull/push myself over. I scraped my belly pan several times through the whole trail being stock. But overall, we made it and the extra challenge was super fun. I noticed this trip that I had been blasting through the last few miles (as it's written up here) perhaps a little too fast, the far southern end is so beautiful and next time I am back I intend to explore it a little more slowly. I highly recommend this trail for anyone looking to get away from it all.
The Catacomb Spur (05/21/2021)
Always a good trail to find a little camping. We huddled up here for the night before hitting Lockhart Basin the very next day.
Chicken Corners (05/21/2021)
Simply iconic. I have been on this trail several times and it never gets boring. What was different this trip versus others was that I was running this trail in a stock JL Rubicon versus my normal JK on 35s and a 2.5" lift. I definitely noticed the ledges a bit more on this trail in a stock vehicle, but nothing too bad.
Reimer (05/13/2021)
This is a great road, very scenic, and some great campsites along the road at the beginning, middle, and end. I would take this road any chance I could when in the area.
Silver Creek (04/28/2021)
We initially created this trail guide in a bone stock Lexus GX470. For the most part, the road was easily managed in that vehicle, except for the obstacles at the northern end that took some time to maneuver through. I didn't scrape at all in the Lexus with careful tire placement. A missed photo or two required me to run back, and I did it in the JK on 35s and a 2.5 lift. It went much faster in a purpose-built vehicle. I would give this trail a 4 if it weren't for the power poles lining the trail for almost the entire trip.
Long Canyon (03/29/2021)
Enjoy Easter Jeep Safari Week!
Tower Arch (03/13/2021)
Note, near the top of the big hill, just after Waypoint 2, there is a pretty deep hole forming. Still love this trail after 4 or 5 trips, but the secret is definitely out.
Eye of the Whale (03/07/2021)
This trail has really seen more use over the years, particularly the section from the park to the actual arch. Be sure to soak up the view of the various rock formations as you drive it as depicted here.
Klondike Bluffs (03/07/2021)
I love this trail. It's scenic, yet not boring to drive with its minor obstacles. Some of the obstacles seemed a little easier, while some seemed a little more chewed up. You will definitely want 4 WD
Klondike Bluffs Escape via Baby Steps (03/07/2021)
I love this trail. It packs a ton in a very short distance. I would rather run this trail downhill for the amazing views of Salt Valley below. The trail is rough, be warned, I am upping the trail rating to a 4.
Chicken Corners (03/06/2021)
Still a great trail after running this about 10 times. Still always seeing and finding new things after running the trail so many times. I am adding one more waypoint to this trail, the Natural Bridge we found at about 6 miles in.

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