Bill Andrews

Mapping Crew - Colorado
Trail Reviews: 32800 points
Questions Answered: 1000 points

My Profile

Off-Road Experience:
6+ years
Off-Road Style:
Dirt Roads
My Garage:
  • (6+" lift, 31" tires)
  • 2004 Jeep Wrangler (2 door) (Stock lift, 30" tires)
Bill is an off-road enthusiast with nearly 30 years of 'wheeling experience. At one time he had a streak of about 20 years of 4-wheeling at least once a month. He likes anything from easy, dirt roads to difficult trails but stops short of extreme. Over the years he has traveled over 700 different trails, mostly in Colorado and Utah. He loves finding and exploring new areas and sharing his knowledge with others. He has been the coordinator of Calvary 4-Wheelers for many years.

My Garage (2)

Lift Size: 6+"
Tire Size: 31"
1996 Jeep Cherokee XJ, 6" lift, 31" BFG mud terrains, front d30 with TruTrac and 4.10 gears, rear d44 with ARB and 4.10 gears, RE heavy-duty trac bar, Dodge Durango steering box, steering box brace (I don't remember the brand), older Tomkin bumpers front and rear, rocker sliders, gas tank skid plate, sway bar removed, ViAir compressor, Uniden CB and Wouxun 2m ham radio. In the works: Cross-over steering conversion, major fender trimming and TJ flares.

2004 Jeep Wrangler (2 door)

Lift Size: Stock
Tire Size: 30"
The Wrangler is actually my wife's trail rig but I borrow it from time to time, especially if my Cherokee is down. It is bone stock except for very slightly oversized BFG All-Terrains.

My Trail Reviews (3)

(within last 6 months)
Pickle Gulch (Blackhawk) (10/18/2021)
Did not actually run the trail myself but there are reports of heavy equipment (large front-end loader) doing road work in the vicinity of the trail end where it connects to Stewart Gulch, Silver Creek and Dakota Hill. It does not seem to be effecting the trail status (seems to still be open).
Red Cone (08/07/2021)
Calvary 4-Wheelers took a trip over Red Cone on Saturday, August 7, 2021. It was the first time back on the trail for my Green, lifted XJ after a 9-month break for a complete steering re-build and a cylinder head swap. Also along we're my nephew, Jon in his red XJ and Mike and Jessica in their brand new Rubicon. The trail was fairly busy but traffic was not as bad as expected so we were able to take our time and enjoy the obstacles on the way up. The smoke and haze from all the wildfires made the view from the top a lot different, kind of eerie and other-worldly. Overall a very fun and enjoyable day.
Moon Gulch (06/19/2021)
There is a huge mud hole just west of Waypoint 7. It looked innocent enough at first but absolutely swallow my nefew's lifted XJ on 32s. We spent most of the day trying different combinations of winches, snatch blocks and angle before we finally we able to extract him. There is a very narrow space around the left side going up (right side coming down where a TJ/XJ width vehicle can squeeze by if you are extremely careful but full-width rigs are probable going to have problems. You can still get up to Jumbo Mountain and the nice campsite at Waypoint 5 and you can access the upper part of the trail from the Apex side or from one of the connecting trails from Dakota HIll.

My Trails (78)