Mike

Trail Reviews: 600 points
Questions Answered: 0 points
Off-Road Experience:
6+ years
Off-Road Style:
Rock Crawling
My Garage:
  • 1950 Jeep Willys (Stock lift, 33" tires)
  • 2020 Jeep Gladiator (Stock lift, 34" tires)
  • 1946 Jeep Willys (Stock lift, 28" tires)
I like old stuff

My Garage (3)

1950 Jeep Willys

Lift Size: Stock
Tire Size: 33"
'50 Willys Jeepster. Chevy 350, T-18 trans, Dana 20 Tcase, Dana 44's, disk brakes, dual tanks, Ramsey PTO winch, aluminum roll cage, thousands of hours

2020 Jeep Gladiator

Lift Size: Stock
Tire Size: 34"
Daily driver / overland jeep for trips when my wife wants heat and air conditioning.

1946 Jeep Willys

Lift Size: Stock
Tire Size: 28"
1946 American Bantam T3-C trailer. Tent, fridge, BBQ, stove, sink, hot water heater and shower, 20 gallon water tank etc. Please check out my build blog at 46bantamtrailerbuild.wordpress.com/

My Trail Reviews (2)

(within last 6 months)
Rimrocker (09/28/2020)
Rovers Jeep Club ran the Rimrocker over three days from east to west. 6 vehicles with 11 people coming from 4 states. We did the Roubideaux Jeep loop and bypassed 32 miles of graded and paved road by way of the Burro Creek alt. trail. I highly recommend this more scenic and rough route. It's a steep, rarely traveled two-track trail that takes you from the forested plateau down to the redrock desert west of Nucla in just 15 miles. We camped along Tabeguache Creek (dry) where Burro Creek trail comes back into Rimrocker. Day 2, explored a few mines in the Uravan area and took a side trip along the San Miguel to see the Hanging Flume. It's a must see. Camped at the group site at Buckeye Reservoir. Very little water in the lake but we were entertained by the cattle grazing in the lake bed and as we packed up the next morning we lined up along the fence in camp and watched three cowgirls and their dogs round up the cows and drive 'em off the lake. Very entertaining. Day 3 came into Moab on fumes as everyone had 5 gallons in gerry cans but we were divvying it up for the neediest in the group. The trail is, for the most part very well marked but be warned...we discovered several downed turn arrow signs, broken signs and flat out missing signs. This was mostly on the UT side. Here are some thoughts on Rimrocker: Bring more gasoline than you think you need. Dont rely on Nucla for gas as it's known to be out of it from time to time. Tow a trailer if you have one. Two of us in the group did. This is the perfect trail for it (I'm talking jeep trailers not travel trailers) I've seen reviewers write that they bypassed excellent parts of this trail because they heard it wasn't "trailerable"... not the case. I had no issues on the Roubideaux Loop side trip which is narrow, rocky and tight so the main Rimrocker is a breeze for towing. We ran across a couple having lunch near Bisquite rock towing a rented offroad teardrop trailer with a GVWR of 3500 lbs! It was as big as their Tacoma. As well marked as this trail is, don't relay on signage. Familiarize yourself with the route and use GPS. Give yourself time to explore. I could have spent days on the rim above Uravan kickin' around all the mines and side trails. 3 days is good but I would do 4 next time. With side trips we were at about 180 total mileage. We saw temps in late Sept from the 20's to the 80's so plan on hot and cold. From beginning to end this trail lies in open cattle range and multiple times our whole train was stopped for cows in the trail. This is a great trail. Plan on taking your time and soaking it all in.
Wheeler Lake (07/27/2020)
Awesome trail. Ran it on a Monday and saw more hikers than 4-Wheelers. Our group of 4 included a TJ Rubicon, XJ with lockers, nearly stock '42 MB and '50 Willys Jeepster with a limited slip rear. Mostly took the easier lines going up and harder lines coming down.