David Adams

Trail Reviews: 300 points
Questions Answered: 0 points

My Profile

Off-Road Experience:
6+ years
Off-Road Style:
Rock Crawling
My Garage:
  • 2007 Jeep Wrangler (2 door) (4" lift, 37" tires)
  • 2020 KTM EXC-F (Stock lift, 27" tires)

My Garage (2)

2007 Jeep Wrangler (2 door)

Lift Size: 4"
Tire Size: 37"

2020 KTM EXC-F

Lift Size: Stock
Tire Size: 27"

My Trail Reviews (3)

(within last 6 months)
Red Cone (07/04/2021)
Red Cone is an iconic Colorado trail, and like all of them it has gotten more difficult in recent years. This trail used to be a joyride for a stock Jeep with open differentials, today would be tough for a novice driver in a stock SUV. The descent however, is much easier that it used to be. Don't get me wrong, its still steep, but it appears to have been flattened side to side with a dozer blade or something. As others have reported there is still a cornice across the Webster Pass route back down (see photos), but the Montezuma side is open. Its fine if you've got a plated vehicle.
Chinaman Gulch (05/23/2021)
Moab ain’t got nothin on Buena Vista. Chinaman is my favorite trail, I drive down from Denver and spend the weekend running this trail two or three times a year. Over the past five years the trail has changed significantly. In 2015 I could run it in a Cherokee XJ with open differentials. Not so today. The Whales Tail, Staircase and Escalator are all many levels of difficulty above what they used to be, And the series of ledges at the entrance have become gatekeepers in their own right. Still, if you have lift, lockers, and upsized tires, this trail is all kinds of fun.
Tincup Pass (05/22/2021)
Drove up from St. Elmo and reached snowpack at 2.8 miles