Nik Verbeck

Mapping Crew - Colorado
Trail Reviews: 1800 points
Questions Answered: 50 points

My Profile

Off-Road Experience:
6+ years
Off-Road Style:
My Garage:
  • (3" lift, 33" tires)
Nik is an passionate overlander, general outdoors person, as well as an avid homebrewer. Taking every chance they can to get outdoors and discover new areas, trails and campsites. When not enjoying the outdoors, you can find them wrenching on the truck, enjoying another great brewery, or working the day job designing computer systems and writing software.

My Garage (1)

Lift Size: 3"
Tire Size: 33"
2013 Toyota Tacoma Baja; this truck is built with a focus on Overlanding. More details here

My Trail Reviews (6)

(within last 6 months)
4th of July Road (07/28/2021)
Just to let folks know. On Aug 3 this and Hessie Trail will be closed for the day for road resurfacing.
Aspen Ridge (06/03/2021)
Trail is all dry and in good shape. Property owners and Forest Service have been out building fences and closing off some heavy used camping areas that where well off the trail and most likely on private land. Probably also worth advising that you don't make the turn at waypoint 5 down 185b to Elk Mountain Ranch. The Ranch doesn't not appear friendly as they have Arm'd people placed at the entrance. If you mistakenly turn down this road. There is a little bit of a turn around before you get to the gate.
Castle Rock Gulch (06/03/2021)
Trail is nice and smooth and appears to have just been mostly regraded in areas.
Bassam Park (06/03/2021)
Road is nice and smooth with very recent regrading. Which appears to be on going currently. So keep an eye out for construction equipment. People are also speeding pretty fast with the nice and smooth road. So watch out and keep a vigilant eye out for others.
Black Dumps (06/03/2021)
Trail is relatively dry for the most part. However the area near waypoint 9 remains extremely wet, muddy, and rutted. Many Aspens have been placed in the mud to help. So be carefully when entering the mud. The grass around the mud will not help you much either and you will sink in and cause more rutting.
Bald Mountain Loop (06/02/2021)
Getting to be a little more of a challenge as the years go on with this trail. Over winter there appears to have developed some more deeper washouts and more rocks are getting exposed. Keep an eye out for the outside edges as they are spongy and not stable.