Dewie Jones

1900

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My Garage:
  • 2012 Jeep Wrangler (2 door) (Stock lift, 32" tires)
I’m a Colorado Off-Roader and I decided to make trail guides on YouTube and videos for new off-roaders using stock-ish vehicles. I’m still learning myself, but I’ve been in a wrangler for 20 years so I’ve picked up some stuff along the way and will share it. I will try to add trail reports here after runs. I use TrailsOffRoad and FunTreks books for trail planning and believe my YouTube guides are an adjunct but not replacement to these resources. So I’d love if you check them out and let me know how I’m doing, the channel is Dewie’s Colorado.

My Garage (1)

2012 Jeep Wrangler (2 door)

Lift Size: Stock
Tire Size: 32"
I was going to build this one up with a 2.5in lift and 33in tires... but I’m going to leave it stock for one more summer so I can accurately judge trail difficulty for stock vehicles. However, I’ll start the build early if I get a JLU Willy’s (I really want to wheel that and prove 4 doors can wheel well on their stock suspensions).

My Trail Reviews (2)

(within last 6 months)
Chihuahua Gulch (07/23/2022)
Love this trail. Just a heads up, Difficulty Ratings have some subjectivity to them, but I think this trail should be rated a bit harder (4/5). My reasoning is on my way down I saw a Tacoma TRD Pro and Jeep Gladiator Rubicon have some issues on the rocks (mud pit area and on the exposed rocks between the trailhead and water crossing). I doubt either of those vehicles would struggle on a 4. Hikers also thought it was crazy we were driving this trail. I’d just be careful and not make this your first 4 if you are working up from 3s. Maybe I’m wrong, it was a breeze in my stock rubicon two door, but the last trail I did was Mount Blanca.
Mount Baldy (06/08/2022)
Sweet trail, and the difficulty rating is accurate excluding the rockslide. I was in a stock Rubicon and only used 4low to make it easier on the Jeep in one or two spots. Was in 4 high most of the trail. Although you can currently get to the last waypoint, there is a dangerous rockslide in the rocky point area that I would not advise going past. We did, but in retrospect, it probably wasn’t the best call. I reviewed my video footage and it seemed stable, but was sketchier than I thought it was. I would not count on the anchor rocks holding for much longer especially if we get any precipitation. I bet the forest service will clear it soon tho. I’ll post a video on the Colorado Mallcrawler YouTube channel next week, but wanted to get this info out there.