My Trail Reviews (22)(within last 6 months)
We ran a portion of this trail in conjunction with Devil's Racetrack, Fix-it Pass and Neilson Dugway. This, like all other trails, is great, but definitely a different vibe than the others in the area. It is a soft dirt road most of the way and I would recommend making this part of anyone's journey as its fun driving through the wash and the arch is really inspiring.
It has been a while since I last ran this trail. Its really fun and starts off with a bang if you run the pass uphill. This year, the pass was much rougher than I remembered and I required a little bit of spotting over the boulders. I had forgotten that after a long day, it takes a long time to complete the entire trail to Neilson Dugway. This is a great trail to do in the area, but stock vehicles could have a problem over the pass depending on its condition, so beware.
Devil's Racetrack is one of my favorite trails. It offers a little bit of everything; you can string it together with a few other trails for a long overland type trip, it has a little bit of rock crawling and the scenery is pretty amazing!.
Box Canyon Wickenburg is a really fun short trail. We got lucky on our visit as the canyon had just enough water in it to play in, while not being dangerous. The road itself is very easy, but 4HI and 4LO are recommended due to the deep sand and water.
This was a great trail that we ran on a Trails Offroad Meetup event. It has a great mix of rock crawling down low in the wash area and epic scenery along the shelf roads at the higher altitudes. Be sure you are built, there are a lot of rocks that can catch your diffs pretty easily.
This is a fun and pretty trail that takes you up into an area that doesn't seem so crowded. Heading uphill, you climb for a long distance over loose rock with a minor to a moderate obstacle that could give some stock vehicles problems. Once in the tall pines, you can take a lunch break at the peaceful and idyllic setting of Dupont Cabin.
This is a great trail! The vibe and feeling you experience amongst all the tall pine trees is top notch.
More of a road than a trail but the scenery is amazing with very healthy Saguaro cacti all over the southern section. There are plenty of side trails to explore with access down to the water.
Devil’s Canyon is open for the season.
I was part of the mapping team run for this trail guide. A few week prior to was on the other trail to the rim to Taylor Canyon and this trail was equally enjoyable. There was plenty of sandy road to drive one all which lead to a beautiful view of Taylor Canyon. From the top of the rim, you can peer down onto Taylor Canyon Road, which travels in the canyon. This entire area near Horse Thief Point is a destination. Plenty of camping, sites and fun wheeling!
The Forest Service is still listing this trail as "seasonally closed". Will update upon verification.
This trail is a little different than its neighbor, Cumberland Gulch. I feel running it uphill you end up with a better view coming out of the trees than Cumberland. This is a good access to the upper Yankee Hill Network.
This is one of the best offroad trails near Denver. It usually is open to the lake starting in early to mid July.
This is a must do road and lives up to its hype. Its not a hardcore wheeling trail and there are few challenges. The reason you do this road is the experience!
Snow free for the entire loop.
Clear from the St. Marys side trailhead. Plenty of rigs were out bashing the remaining snowdrifts down.
I think this trail is the "gem" of the Yankee Hill Network. I give it a 5 star when comparing it to the other area trails. It is a little rougher and challenging than the other trails. In the late spring and early summer the wetness of the gulch welcoming against all the hot sun up high. The water flowing down is really fun to drive in. The trail seems to change conditions rapidly. This year it seemed a little rougher than years past, but we will hold the rating the same.
This trail is temporarily closed due to fire dangers.
En route to the Overland Expo, a few of the Trails Offroad Crew used Muley Point as a rendezvous location and spot to sleep. The view is amazing and i recommend this trail for the view.
When you only have a few hours and want to take in the beauty of the area, this is the perfect trail. Not hard and not to boring.
On my way to the Overland Expo, I wanted to hit a quick trail that I could camp on. Chicken Corners offers great scenery with easy wheeling so I chose this trail for my evening layover.
A quick trip over Hurrah Pass to get to Chicken Corners was fun as usual. The view from the top is always memorable no matter how many times you have seen it. The trail rating has not changed.