Tim Palmer
33800

Mapping Crew - Colorado

My Profile

Year Started:
Off-Road Style:
Dirt Roads/Backroads
My Garage:
  • (2.5" lift, 35" tires)
  • 2018 Jeep Wrangler (2 door) (3.5" lift, 37" tires)
Tim lives and works in Northern Colorado. He has owned and driven 4X4 vehicles his entire adult life including Jeeps, pick ups, ATVs and UTVs. After high school, Tim's first 4X4 was a 47 Willy's CJ-2A with a flat 4 and a 6-volt electrical system. Typically wheeling in Northern Colorado or Southern Wyoming, Tim loves being in the mountains and the back country. Because of a desire to enjoy and promote responsible off-roading and to keep it available for the future, he belongs to a local 4X4 off-road club. Being part of the Trailsoffroad.com community furthers that goal as well. A love for off-road adventures, camping, fishing, and hunting keeps Tim away from pavement and always exploring. While his wife likes the comfort of a Jeep Grand Cherokee, Tim prefers the ruggedness of the Jeep Wrangler. Although most off-road time is spent in Colorado and Wyoming, an occasional trip to the Moab area is common. Tim will spend the summer going topless and enjoying the value of the great outdoors. Amateur Radio Technician license call sign: ke0npg

My Garage (2)

Lift Size: 2.5"
Tire Size: 35"
2015 Jeep Wrangler Willy's Wheeler, 2dr. AEV 2.5" duel sport lift, stock drive train, Rockhard front bumper with a Smittybilt X2o 12k synthetic line winch. Cooper MTX 315/70/R17 tires. Smittybilt XCR rear bumper with XCR tire carrier.

2018 Jeep Wrangler (2 door)

Lift Size: 3.5"
Tire Size: 37"
2018 Jeep JL Rubicon with the 2.0 l turbo engine. Teraflex 3.5” lift with Falcon series 3.0 shocks. Rockhard mid-width aluminum front bumper with a Smittybilt 10k lbs. synthetic line winch. Bestop NX soft top. BF Goodrich Mud Terrain KM3 tires with ProComp series 34 wheels. Cobra SXT75 CB radio and Yeasu 7200 duel-band Ham radio.

My Trail Reviews (13)

(within last 6 months)
Storm Drain (06/22/2022)
Although this trail typically opens on June 15 each year, it remains closed by order of the USFS because of fire damage from the Cameron Peak fire in 2020.
Storm Mountain (06/22/2022)
Although this trail typically opens on June 15 each year, it remains closed by order of the USFS because of fire damage from the Cameron Peak fire in 2020.
Bockman Road (06/22/2022)
Although typically open on June 15 each year, this route remains closed due to mud and snow. Colorado Parks and Wildlife will make the decision when this trail will open.
Bald Mountain (06/22/2022)
Bald Mountain remains closed by order of the USFS. An opening date is not known.
Kiwi Road (06/22/2022)
Kiwi Road remains closed due to wet and muddy conditions. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife will open the road once conditions improve.
Foggy Park Road (06/22/2022)
Although this trail typically opens on June 15 each year, it remains closed by order of the USFS because of fire damage from the Cameron Peak fire in 2020.
Montgomery Pass (06/22/2022)
The trail is partially open, but only to Waypoint 2 at the yurts. Colorado Parks and Wildlife will open the road once conditions improve.
Green Ridge Trail (06/22/2022)
Green Ridge Trail remains closed by order of the USFS because of fire damage from the Cameron Peak fire in 2020. There is no estimate on when the area will re-open to the public.
Main Park Road (03/10/2022)
The main road is a well maintained utility road, however, rock art imaged can be found in some rock caves right near the road. We camped at the Papalotito Colorado campsite just west of the ranger station. Beautiful sunset and a nice wooden windmill nearby.
Botella Road (02/12/2022)
This obstacle at waypoint 6 is the most difficult. We chose to take the rocks on the right edge head-on and avoid the off camber section on the left edge. We had no difficulty on 35’s with a 2” lift. This ocotillo and prickly-pear cactus in this part of the park are an impressive sight.
Fresno Canyon Road (02/11/2022)
We arrived at the Big Bend Ranch State Park fairly late in the afternoon and made this drive a late-evening trail. The impending darkness add to the thrill of this trail. We stayed at the Fresno Canyon campsite and found the area exceptional.
Guale Road (02/11/2022)
This is not the most impressive trail to drive in the park, but it leads to the most impressive views the park offers. The trail ends at a spectacular scenic spot overlooking the Rio Grande River with views well into Mexico. We stayed to see the sun set in the afternoon and then camped at the Guale 1 campsite. February mornings can be a bit chilly in this mountainous desert.
Pumpkin Vine Road (01/28/2022)
Snow is the story of the trail today. Snow on the ground combined with the treacherous Wyoming wind has caused drifting across the road in many spots. Plows appear to have been through the area and the road was passable.

My Trails (92)