Josh S

Trail Reviews: 8200 points
Questions Answered: 200 points
Off-Road Experience:
2-3 years
Off-Road Style:
Rock Crawling
My Garage:
  • 2020 Jeep Wrangler (4 door) (3" lift, 33" tires)
Colorado native who did everything except for off roading until 2018. I started off roading when I bought my Can-Am Maverick Trail and have been having a blast ever since. I'm finally also a Jeep owner as of 2020 because let's face it, they're cool machines and I don't always want to drag a trailer with my Can-Am every time I hit the mountains.

My Garage (1)

2020 Jeep Wrangler (4 door)

Lift Size: 3"
Tire Size: 33"

My Trail Reviews (10)

(within last 6 months)
Fourmile Area: Sevenmile Creek (11/08/2020)
This is a fun and easy road, had a good time on it today. The east half had some snow and mud on it which requires paying more attention than compared to the rest of it. Sure did muddy up the Jeep!
Fourmile Area: Lenhardy Cutoff (11/08/2020)
The road had a few patches of snow and mud on the eastern section that I definitely felt when driving through it. This road is more notable than the others in the area because of the fact that it has 1 or 2 sections with bigger rocks compared to the usual easy dirt trails around here.
Fourmile Area: Chubb Park (11/08/2020)
Drove this as a connector to make a loop and it was super muddy! It took quite a while to pressure wash the mud off when I got home.
Black Bear Pass (10/23/2020)
Saw this crash in the news from October 10th: https://abc7ny.com/jeep-crash-telluride-video-trail/7261060/
Bald Mountain Gulch (10/17/2020)
Easy and smooth road. Had a good time on the SxS and enjoyed going over the bumps and whipping around corners. A much needed break from the rougher roads I've driven recently. There are also some 50" trails in the area, although in typical Forest Service fashion, some of the 50" gates are clearly 49" or less and people have started driving around them.
Bald Mountain Loop (10/17/2020)
Fun trail with nice views over Buena Vista. All the obstacles are on the east half of the loop. Trail doesnt have many passing spots.
Mineral Basin (10/12/2020)
The views at the end were nice, but the trail itself is pretty long with nothing spectacular to see. Super cold and windy out there today and it won’t be long before it becomes impassable.
Jones Mountain/Ptarmigan Lake (10/12/2020)
Trail is still open after the light snow last night. The top however was freezing cold and extremely windy so it wasn’t worth hanging out for long!
Baldwin Lake (10/10/2020)
Tried this for my first time with my SxS and didn’t complete it. I’m sure the end would be nice but the beginning is pretty rough; just a long steep hill with large loose rocks all over it. I finally came up to some rocks that were too big for the amount of clearance I had. Gave them my best shot trying different lines but as soon as I scraped my skid plate I decided to stop. Might come back with my Jeep but I do find other trails in the area more appealing.
Tincup Pass (10/10/2020)
Trail is open and was busy today. The road to St Elmo was a mess with the large number of tourists doing their site seeing and picture taking from their cars at 15mph. Tincup Pass itself had a fair amount of traffic but all the drivers I encountered were very courteous and the views were great.