David Alvarado

Trail Reviews: 400 points
Questions Answered: 0 points

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Off-Road Experience:
2-3 years
Off-Road Style:
Overlanding
My Garage:
  • 2018 Jeep Wrangler (4 door) (2.5" lift, 35" tires)
Husband and wife who love off roading and exploring.

My Garage (1)

2018 Jeep Wrangler (4 door)

Lift Size: 2.5"
Tire Size: 35"

My Trail Reviews (4)

(within last 6 months)
Smiley Rock (06/20/2021)
We did this trail on 6/20/21. It’s a funny trail!! We didn’t see anyone else on it when we ran it. We ran it from Jerome ending on the 89A. The first portion from Jerome to the start of the actual Smiley Rock trail is a groomed forest road. This is a very scenic drive. Once you get to the actual trail the fun starts. The trail eases you into its technical areas. The Boulder fields are long but fun. Good tire placement and a good line will get you through it. We were in a 18 JLU, 2.5 inch lift, on 35s. Hit my sliders on a couple of boulders, but that’s what they are for. The trail has lots of shade and you shouldn’t get any AZ pin striping. Lots of fun!!
Crackerjack (06/13/2021)
We ran this trail yesterday. The first section is just a groomed forest road, but very beautiful and scenic. We then took Cedar Creek trail all the way to the creek. We walked around a bit there. Lots of shade and a good spot to take a break. We headed back up Cedar Creek and turned off on to Horse Thief Tank Rd FR 1665. This is a very tight and fun trail. It crosses a creak that leads to a rock waterfall that would be beautiful when it flows. It then heads up a steep and challenging hill. I’d rate it a 5. Good obstacles with some loose gravel. We made it up in 4 low. The trail leads to the top of a mountain with beautiful views. This is an out an back trail. We took Cedar Creek Trial back to Cracker Jack Trail and looped back north. This portion of the trail is also groomed but there are some rock ledges you can have some fun with. It ends at the 87. There’s a small pullout there big enough for one vehicle to stop and air up. All in all a fun and beautiful trail. If you take Horse Thief Tank trail expect some AZ pin stripping. The other portion is wide. Have fun.
Diamondback Gulch aka Greasy Spoon (05/31/2021)
We did this trail on Memorial Day. The trail is absolutely gorgeous!!!!! There was light traffic when 3 Jeep tours and 4 to 5 side by sides. We ran it south to north and it’s fun. I’d say it’s a low 3, but I can see it being very difficult in wet conditions as the red rocks can be slippery. We plan on heading back soon to run it in both directions and to do some other trails in the area. Very fun climbs and descents.
China Dam/Tule Homestead (05/09/2021)
We ran this trail yesterday. It was a lot of fun. The area is pretty and the views are absolutely gorgeous. We went to China Dam first. Its pretty cool to see and to walk through the tunnel. Instead of taking the trail back, we took the wash around and followed a trail that connects back up to the route going to the Homestead. If you take this route, the climb out of the wash is definitely off camber and a fun climb out. My Jeep crawled out of it with little effort. Our friends were in a Yukon XL and a Toyota Tacoma and they climbed out as well with little issues. The Tacoma rubbed the rear a little. There are fun obstacles on the trail but nothing crazy. The homestead is a nice preservation of a time past where the minors owned the mountains out there. Enjoy!!!