Marcus Trusty

Mapping Crew - Colorado
Trail Reviews: 11500 points
Questions Answered: 1400 points
Off-Road Experience:
6+ years
Off-Road Style:
Rock Crawling
My Garage:
  • 2018 Jeep Wrangler (4 door) (3.5" lift, 37" tires)
  • 1988 Jeep Wrangler (2 door) (6+" lift, 40"+ tires)
Marcus is a 3rd generation Buena Vista, Colorado native who grew up bouncing around the central Colorado mountains in the back of his dad's CJ5. During his younger years Marcus grew to appreciate public lands and the recreation opportunities backroads and 4-wheel drive trails offer. Marcus has been wheeling for 20 years now and has wheeled in Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and California. Until recently Marcus had just been a participant in the wheeling community, but recently he has become much more active in preserving trails and working to make sure the wheeling community has their access maintained for future generations. Marcus helped to found Colorado Off Road Enterprise - CORE, based out of Buena Vista. CORE has worked with the Forest Service and BLM and has volunteer agreements in place with both organizations. CORE also has a Forest Service trail adoption agreement in place for Grizzly Lake, Pomeroy Lake, Hancock Lake, Hancock Pass and Tincup Pass, with other adoptions for trails pending. If Marcus is not working you can generally find him somewhere out on the trails around Buena Vista.

My Garage (2)

2018 Jeep Wrangler (4 door)

Lift Size: 3.5"
Tire Size: 37"
2018 Jeep JLU, 3.6L motor and 8-speed automatic transmission. 3.5" Metal Cloak Game Changer/Rocksport Lift. 37" Nitto Trail Grappler Tires on 17x9 Battleborn Bootlegger Beadlock Wheels. 10K Warn Winch and ARB dual compressor.

1988 Jeep Wrangler (2 door)

Lift Size: 6+"
Tire Size: 40"+
1988 Jeep Wrangler YJ...well the body is an 88 at least. The motor is a 4.0 HO from a cherokee which is mated to a AX15 transmission and then to a doubler built with the front half of an NP231 case and a 4 to 1 low range Dana 300. The wheelbase has been stretched to 102"and the lift is from a custom spring over axle with Alcan leaf springs in the rear and a 3-link with ORI Struts in the front. The front axle is a SuperDuty Dana 60 with a Yukon Grizzly Locker. The rear axle is a SuperDuty 10.5 with a Yukon Grizzly Locker. Complimenting all of this is a hydro assist steering system, 40" Cooper STT Pro Tires, BattleBorn beadlocks and armor on just about everything.

My Trail Reviews (22)

(within last 6 months)
Baldwin Lake (07/02/2020)
Trail is fully open.
Hancock Pass (06/29/2020)
The pass is fully open for the 2020 summer trail season.
Iron Chest (06/29/2020)
The trail is fully open for the summer 2020 trail season.
Mount Princeton (06/17/2020)
**Road Maintenance Alert** The Mount Princeton Trail will be closed from Monday 6/22/20 - Friday 6/26/20 for road maintenance. The Forest Service will have a dozer working the lower section of the road and the public is asked to stay clear of the area.
Iron Chest (05/31/2020)
Trail is open to Waypoint 6 and is blocked by snow at that point. Should be a few more weeks until it is fully open.
Grizzly Lake (05/26/2020)
The trail is fully open with some snow on the road. The area is extremely wet with runoff and there are several large water areas you must drive through.
Jones Mountain/Ptarmigan Lake (05/21/2020)
The trail is currently open to almost Waypoint 4 with deep snow on the road.
Alpine Tunnel West (05/18/2020)
The trail is open to Waypoint 2.
Baldwin Lake (05/18/2020)
The trail is open to just before Waypoint 3.
Alpine Tunnel East (05/18/2020)
Full open with some snow.
Mount Antero (05/18/2020)
The trail is open to just below Waypoint 4.
Cloverdale Mine (05/17/2020)
Trail is fully open to Waypoint 12 and on above to the hiking trailheads. Bashed several snow drifts and removed some trees.
Mount Princeton (05/16/2020)
The trail is currently open to just past Waypoint 5.
Clohesy Lake (05/16/2020)
The trail is open to just past Waypoint 7.
Fourmile Area: Spanish Mills (04/28/2020)
Trail is fully open and dry.
Fourmile Area: Pipeline Overlook (04/28/2020)
Trail is fully open and dry, amazing views.
Fourmile Area: Chubb Park (04/28/2020)
Trail is fully open and dry.
Mineral Basin (04/28/2020)
Trail is open to the Green Timber Gulch Trailhead at Waypoint 4.
Fourmile Area: Natural Bridge (04/28/2020)
Trail is fully open and dry.
Fourmile Area: Eagles Roost (04/28/2020)
Trail is fully open and dry.
Fourmile Area: Lenhardy Cutoff (04/28/2020)
Trail is fully open and dry.
Fourmile Area: Sevenmile Creek (04/28/2020)
Trail is fully open. Some small patches of snow near Waypoints 6 and 7.