Greg Stokes

Mapping Crew - Colorado
Trail Reviews: 16300 points
Questions Answered: 1850 points
Off-Road Experience:
6+ years
Off-Road Style:
Overlanding
My Garage:
  • ( lift, tires)
  • ( lift, tires)
Greg Stokes Is a Colorado native, born and raised in Colorado Springs. He has been off-roading since childhood, his parents say his first trip was a Jeep run over Medano Pass when he was only 14 Months old. Greg has been at the wheel of everything from dirtbikes, ATV's, early Jeep CJ5's that he has restored, Wranglers, and presently explores in a 1997 80 Series Toyota Land Cruiser and a 2016 Kawasaki KLR650 motorcycle. Greg is a proud Husband and Father of 3. His passion in the off road world is the vehicle-reliant world of Overlanding. He hopes to one day make it to Canada to Explore the Yukon and Northwest territories.

My Garage (2)

1997 Toyota FZJ80 Land Cruiser -2.5 inch Old Man Emu Heavy Rate suspension -315/75-16 General Grabber X3 tires -ARB Bumper with Smittybilt 9.5 Winch -Dual batteries with National Luna Battery Management system. -ARB Differential Breathers -ARB Outback Solutions drawer system with 50 Qt. ARB refrigerator -Gobi Stealth Full Length Roof Rack -ARB Simpson 3 Roof Top Tent with Annexe -CB & 2M/70cm HAM radio

2016 Kawasaki KLR 650 -SW Motech crash bars with skid plate -Tusk Adventure gear hard aluminum panniers -Moose Racing +4 inch windshield w/ MRA X-Screen wind deflector. -AE Motorsports 12v outlet panel with integrated Ram Mount for GPS.

My Trail Reviews (22)

(within last 6 months)
Medano Pass (11/23/2020)
Closed for the season per the National Park Service.
Medano Pass (11/14/2020)
One last run before Medano closed for the year. The trail was snowy on the east side but clear and dry on the west side. We had to do a little ice breaking to get through the water crossings as we were the first ones through that day.
Imogene Pass (11/10/2020)
Announced as closed for the season per San Miguel County.
Imogene Pass- Alternate Northern Access (11/10/2020)
Imogene Pass was announced as closed for the season per San Miguel County
Governor Basin (11/04/2020)
Per Ouray County, snow and icy conditions may exist. Travel on the 4x4 roads this time of year is not recommended. Expect winter weather at high elevations. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sanjuan/maps-pubs/?cid=fsbdev3_002300
Imogene Pass (11/04/2020)
Per Ouray County, snow and icy conditions may exist. Travel on the 4x4 roads this time of year is not recommended. Expect winter weather at high elevations. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sanjuan/maps-pubs/?cid=fsbdev3_002300
Imogene Pass- Alternate Northern Access (11/04/2020)
Per Ouray County, snow and icy conditions may exist. Travel on the 4x4 roads this time of year is not recommended. Expect winter weather at high elevations. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sanjuan/maps-pubs/?cid=fsbdev3_002300
Yankee Boy Basin (11/04/2020)
Per Ouray County, snow and icy conditions may exist. Travel on the 4x4 roads this time of year is not recommended. Expect winter weather at high elevations. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sanjuan/maps-pubs/?cid=fsbdev3_002300
Billings Lake (11/04/2020)
Snow and icy conditions may exist. Travel on 4x4 roads this time of year is not recommended. Expect winter weather at high elevations.
Eureka Gulch (11/04/2020)
Announced as CLOSED for the Winter per the US Forest Service. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sanjuan/maps-pubs/?cid=fsbdev3_002300
Maggie Gulch (11/04/2020)
Announced as CLOSED for the Winter per the US Forest Service. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sanjuan/maps-pubs/?cid=fsbdev3_002300
Minnie Gulch (11/04/2020)
Announced as CLOSED for the Winter per the US Forest Service. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sanjuan/maps-pubs/?cid=fsbdev3_002300
Picayne and Placer Gulches (11/04/2020)
Announced as CLOSED for the Winter per the US Forest Service. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sanjuan/maps-pubs/?cid=fsbdev3_002300
Imogene Pass- Alternate Northern Access (10/26/2020)
Snow is beginning to fall making for hazardous conditions for the high country passes in the San Juans. Imogene Pass is listed as "OPEN/ CAUTION" but it is doubtful that travel will be safe past this point.
Yankee Boy Basin (10/26/2020)
Snow is beginning to fall making for hazardous conditions for the high country passes in the San Juans. Yankee Boy Basin is listed as "OPEN" but it is doubtful that travel will be safe past this point.
Imogene Pass (10/26/2020)
Snow is beginning to fall making for hazardous conditions for the high country passes in the San Juans. Imogene Pass is listed as "OPEN/ CAUTION" but it is doubtful that travel will be safe past this point.
China Wall (10/09/2020)
Ran the trail and camped out for the night near Box Canyon. The trail is in good condition and traffic on the trail was light.
Black Bear Pass (10/05/2020)
San Miguel County has temporarily closed Black Bear Pass at this time.
Imogene Pass (09/15/2020)
Bridge repairs are finished and Imogene Pass is back open per San Miguel County Road and Bridge.
Black Bear Pass (09/11/2020)
Recent snows have rendered Blackbear impassable for now. Word has it that the trail is muddy to the summit but snow has blocked the trail on the Telluride side.
Imogene Pass (09/03/2020)
Per San Miguel County Road & Bridge: Attention: Effective immediately CR K68, Tomboy Road, FSR 869, Imogene Pass will be closed to through traffic until repair to a damaged bridge can be made. The closure will impact the portion of road between the Smuggler Tram Ruins to the Town of Tomboy. Motorists or visitors planning on traveling CR K68 between Telluride and Ouray will be required to turn around at the following locations: Vehicles traveling from the Town of Telluride vehicles will have to turn around at the Smuggler Tramp Ruins. Vehicles traveling from Ouray County will have to turn around at the Town of Tomboy. We estimate repairs to be completed by the middle of next week. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience while we make the necessary repairs.
Billings Lake (08/15/2020)
Went up to check the trail on my motorcycle. Although the route was rocky in spots its pretty consistent with how the route had been in the past. Camped out in a nice little spot on Friday night. North Fork campground was still closed, however Angels of Shavano campground was open. The avalanche debris was impressive!