JD Marshall

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Mapping Crew - Colorado

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Off-Road Style:
Dirt Roads/Backroads
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  • 2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon (2.5" lift, 35" tires)
Jen & JD moved to Colorado from Chicago in May of 2015 for work and brought with them a 2001 stock Jeep Wrangler that had been garage bound for two years. Within a month of arrival, all rusty 170,000 miles of it was shaking on Colorado trails and they've never stopped. As time as gone on, their 2001 TJ had to be traded and a 2015 Jeep JK has been added to the family. JD works as a Systems Engineer for a cable company and Jen runs a business from their home during the week to pay the bills. When the weekend hits, they're almost always hitting the trail. When Sunday night rolls around, the question turns to, 'so what's next week?!'.

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2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Lift Size: 2.5"
Tire Size: 35"

My Trail Reviews (136)

(within last 6 months)
Cinnamon Pass (12/01/2022)
This trail travels above the timberline and is considered impassable due to snow until spring. See you next season!
Rampart Range Road (12/01/2022)
Northern end of the trail is closed for the season and is only accessible from Monument, Colorado Springs and Woodland Park.
Devils Head Trailhead and Campground Road (12/01/2022)
Closed for the season.
Upper Geneva (Geneva Creek) (12/01/2022)
This trail travels above the timberline and is considered impassable due to snow until spring. See you next season!
Saxon Mountain Road (12/01/2022)
This trail travels above the timberline and is considered impassable due to snow until spring. See you next season!
Santiago Mine (12/01/2022)
This trail travels above the timberline and is considered impassable due to snow until spring. See you next season!
Ophir Pass (12/01/2022)
This trail travels above the timberline and is considered impassable due to snow until spring. See you next season!
McClellan Mountain (12/01/2022)
This trail travels above the timberline and is considered impassable due to snow until spring. See you next season!
Engineer Pass - Alpine Loop Connector (12/01/2022)
This trail travels above the timberline and is considered impassable due to snow until spring. See you next season!
Engineer Pass (12/01/2022)
This trail travels above the timberline and is considered impassable due to snow until spring. See you next season!
Democrat Mountain (12/01/2022)
This trail travels above the timberline and is considered impassable due to snow until spring. See you next season!
Warden Gulch (11/23/2022)
Closed for the season, see you next season!!
Chihuahua Gulch (11/23/2022)
Closed for the season, see you next season!!
Coney Creek Road (aka Coney Flats) (11/23/2022)
Closed for the season, see you next season!!
Middle St. Vrain (11/23/2022)
Closed for the season, see you next season!!
Cinnamon Gulch (11/23/2022)
Closed for the season, see you next season!!
Cinnamon Pass (11/03/2022)
These trails are at high altitude and have gotten snow this season as of this notice. Travel on these trails is now considered dangerous and they will announce official seasonal closures of these trails soon.
Ophir Pass (11/03/2022)
These trails are at high altitude and have gotten snow this season as of this notice. Travel on these trails is now considered dangerous and they will announce official seasonal closures of these trails soon.
Engineer Pass - Alpine Loop Connector (11/03/2022)
These trails are at high altitude and have gotten snow this season as of this notice. Travel on these trails is now considered dangerous and they will announce official seasonal closures of these trails soon.
Engineer Pass (11/03/2022)
These trails are at high altitude and have gotten snow this season as of this notice. Travel on these trails is now considered dangerous and they will announce official seasonal closures of these trails soon.
Burns Park Road (11/03/2022)
As of 2022 the section in the attached picture near the Lizard Rock area is closed to the public. What remains of the start of this trail (waypoints 1-4 pictured) is now Old Forest Service 231.
Middle St. Vrain (10/23/2022)
Trail is staying open a little later this season. Enjoy while you can!
Coney Creek Road (aka Coney Flats) (10/23/2022)
Trail is staying open a little later this season. Enjoy while you can!
Chestnut Trail (10/22/2022)
Ran this back to Trail Creek. No major changes to report but the views were great today.
Cedar Mountain Road (10/22/2022)
I was out on Cedar today and taking new pictures for waypoints. Just more places it's washed-out or has more exposed rocks. The new pictures and a slightly updated gpx will be updated on the site in the next week or so.
Middle St. Vrain (10/17/2022)
Seasonal Closure is in effect, the trail opens again next season!
Coney Creek Road (aka Coney Flats) (10/17/2022)
Seasonal Closure is in effect, the trail opens again next season!
Trail Creek Road (10/16/2022)
I went out today to check on this trail after the previous reports and sure enough this trail is going to get bumped to a 4/5 and will be updated on the site in the next few days.
Hay Creek East Road (10/15/2022)
I was out checking trails in the area. Some more exposed rock than previous years but no real change to the difficulty of the trail at this time.
Roll Over Road (10/15/2022)
Checking on trails in the area. Logging operations seem to have smoothed out the road a lot, this trails rating will get lowered to match.
Schubarth Trail (10/15/2022)
Visited to check on the trails in this area and no major changes to report. The fall colors are pretty much done
Illinois Gulch (10/15/2022)
Visited while updating trails in the area. This one will get a slight bump in the ratings for the washouts and rocks in the road now.
Quarry Road (10/15/2022)
Ran this in reverse today, no major changes to note but the rock climb is more dug out and difficult. It's well on its way to being another mini Moab.
Flake Road aka Illinois Gulch (10/15/2022)
I was out to update the trail today. The high end of this trail will get a single digit increase on the high end. Moab Hill has gotten more dug out. The mud hole is also VERY deep now. If I had to guess, the Forest Service will close that soon and just let the bypass be the new trail.
Fern Creek (10/15/2022)
Ran this while patrolling trails for updates. This year's rain has really exposed a lot of rocks.
Rampart Range Road (10/15/2022)
Looks like the fall colors are just about done for the season. Snow is next!
Mount Herman Road (10/15/2022)
Fall colors are pretty much done this year.
Hell Creek Spur Road (10/15/2022)
Visited to check on this trail and the weather has really washed it parts of the trail and exposed more rock. I will be adding a new waypoint and adjusting another. The rocks near waypoint 3 have devolved into a hard rock climb with a bypass.
Hell Creek Road (10/15/2022)
The trail has gotten a little rougher on the low end between waypoints 2 and 4. I will be adjusting the ratings accordingly.
Powerline East Road (10/02/2022)
Went out to patrol trails today and there are no changes to report to this write up at this time. I love these side trails. They always are fun with some views.
RIM Road (10/02/2022)
Went out to patrol trails today and there are no changes to report to this write up at this time.
Ormes Peak Road (10/02/2022)
Went out to patrol trails today and there are no changes to report to this write up at this time.
Mount Herman Road (10/02/2022)
I was in the area patrolling trails for updates and used this to get back and forth from Rampart today. Always some pretty views coming down.
Jackson Creek Road (10/02/2022)
Went out to patrol trails today and there are no changes to report to this write up at this time.
Northfield Road (10/02/2022)
Went out to patrol trails today and there are no changes to report to this write up at this time.
Ensign Gulch (10/02/2022)
I was patrolling the trails in the area and will be making some minor changes to account for old closed roads that have been moved.
Farish Memorial Road (10/02/2022)
Went out to patrol trails today and there are no changes to report to this write up at this time.
Devils Head Trailhead and Campground Road (10/02/2022)
Went out to patrol trails today and there are no changes to report to this write up at this time. The rough spots have been graded and this is now a 1 throughout.
Devils Head Campground Road - FS 300.Q (10/02/2022)
Went out to patrol trails today and there are no changes to report to this write up at this time.
Dutch Fred Road (10/02/2022)
I was patrolling trail writeups in this area and there are no changes to report to this writeup.
Devils Head Campground Road - FS 300.P (10/02/2022)
Went out to patrol trails today and there are no changes to report to this write up at this time. Closed for the season a little early this year.
Rampart Range Road (10/02/2022)
Went out to patrol trails today and there are no changes to report to this write up at this time.
Powerline South Road (10/02/2022)
Went out to patrol trails today and there are no changes to report to this write up at this time.
Signal Butte Road (09/27/2022)
Signal Butte is one of the regular trails in the area that I see on a regular basis. While nothing really tough, it is an area I like spending time in when it's not busy on the weekdays.
3 Sections (09/25/2022)
I was in this area checking on trails. No major changes to the write up.
Gold City Road (09/25/2022)
I love this trail and I need to hit it more often than I do. I will be updating the guide to show the camping restrictions. Camping is no longer allowed on this trail
Figure 9 Road (09/25/2022)
I love these trails and its still a great trail to run instead of China Wall.
Noble Road (09/25/2022)
I was checking on trails in the area, the gpx will be updated to reflect some small changes the FS has made to this trail.
R.I.M. Road (09/25/2022)
I do love this trail with Figure 9 Road, and the Forest Service has now cut this trail off and split it into two spurs at the end. Those are now scout routes on the site and are fun little out and backs if you want to explore the whole area.
Confirmed Road (09/25/2022)
I was checking on trails in the area and there are no major changes to this trail, but it's bumper than it used to be.
Smokestack Road (09/25/2022)
Ran this while in the area, no changes to report for this trail.
Sixteener Road (09/25/2022)
I was in this area checking on trails, no major changes to the write up to report. Write up will add camping restrictions in the next couple of weeks.
Quartz Rock Road (09/25/2022)
I was checking on trails in the area and there are no major changes to report on this road.
Picnic Area Road (09/25/2022)
This area is still gorgeous. Checking on trails in the area and there are no major changes to report to this trail.
Burns Park Road (09/25/2022)
I was updating trails in the area. This trail is open but STARTING at waypoint 7 via 232. The guide will be updated to reflect this. Waypoints 1-4 are now Old Forest Service 231.
Thorpe Road (09/25/2022)
I was out checking on trails in the area. No changes to report for this one other than camping restrictions will be added.
Marksbury Road (09/25/2022)
Drove through while checking on area. No changes to report.
Little China Road (09/25/2022)
Checking on trails in the area. Just a little seasonal wash. No major changes.
Platte Springs Road (09/25/2022)
I was checking on trails in the area and have no major changes to report on this today.
Happy Platte Road (09/25/2022)
I love this little trail and checked on it while in the area. Some new camping restrictions will be updated here soo ln but no major changes to this writeup.
All-Terrain Vehicle Road (09/25/2022)
I visited this while checking trails in the area. No changes to report to this write-up at this time.
Marksbury Road (09/18/2022)
We were checking on trails in the area and this one was beaten up pretty bad with this year's rain. No major changes but things are a lot rougher than before with more ruts and exposed rocks.
Beryllium Road (09/18/2022)
We went to check on trails in the area, no big changes to this road but there are more exposed rocks and rutted areas to manage.
Sore Foot (09/18/2022)
We were in the area checking on trails and found no changes to report other than some more exposed rocks and rough road surface.
Berkey Road (09/18/2022)
We checked on Eagle Rock and its connecting trails. No major changes to the write up but the road is a little rougher due to recent rains.
Observatory Rock Road (09/18/2022)
We checked on Eagle Rock and its connecting trails. No major changes to the write up but the road is a little rougher due to recent rains.
Baker Road (09/18/2022)
We checked on Eagle Rock and its connecting trails. No major changes to the write up but the road is a little rougher due to recent rains.
Eagle Rock Road (09/18/2022)
We checked on Eagle Rock and its connecting trails. No major changes to the write up but the road is a little rougher due to recent rains.
Badger Mountain Road (09/18/2022)
We went to check on trails in the area, like many others around here the recent rains have really washed away a lot of dirt and left a lot of exposed rocks making this trail rougher. Will get a bump up to 3 to account for this.
Puma Road (aka La Salle Pass) (09/18/2022)
This summers rain and small vehicle traffic have really taken a toll on this trail. We will be adjusting this rating up slightly to account for the additional roughness and some heavy rutting.
Rut's (09/11/2022)
I was checking on trails in the area, nothing to really report in terms of changes to this trail write-up.
Mine Shaft (09/11/2022)
I was in the area checking on trails, no changes to report to this trail at this time.
Rule Creek Shortcut (09/11/2022)
I still love this trail and have no changes to this trail.
Upper Rule Creek Spur (09/11/2022)
Ran this from Rule Ridge to Grouse Road, no major changes to report.
Lower Rule Creek Spur (09/11/2022)
Ran the loop while checking trails in the area. Definitely more washed out than it used to be and crack hill will get its own waypoint added.
Ryan Gulch (09/11/2022)
Checking on trails in the area, I had never ridden this one before and it wasn't too rough. Feels like the rain has created some really deep rutting in the middle of the road, easy to straddle and pass.
Rule Ridge (09/11/2022)
Drove Rule Ridge while checking on other trails in the area, no major changes to report.
Right Trail (09/11/2022)
Visited Right to check on it, no major changes to report.
Boulevard (09/11/2022)
Cut across this to get to Rule Ridge and no major changes to report since last October.
Manchester (Manchester Creek) (09/11/2022)
Doing updates for other trails in the area and no changes to report for Manchester Creek.
Phantom Sale 1 (09/11/2022)
Checking trails in the area and no major changes to report for this trail.
Rankin (09/11/2022)
Ran this while updating trails in the area, make sure to mind the GPX, This is NOT a thru trail and isn't rated as such either!
Grouse Road (09/11/2022)
I was out here today to check on the trail after getting reports that this trail had some severe washouts. Looks like the Forest Service was in the area this week filling in the problems. I will be adjusting the rating up to a 3 on the high end but the problems from previous reports have been fixed.
Morgan (09/11/2022)
Updating trails in the area, no big changes to the difficulty. The GPX will get a small update from today's visit.
North Beaver (08/20/2022)
Visited these trails after Red Cone to see how they're doing. No major changes to report for this trail, just a little rockier than I recall.
Lininger Ditch (08/20/2022)
I ran this loop of trails to check on them and this one is pretty much unchanged, though there is some more exposed rock these days. Small adjustment to the high side of the rating will be done for it.
Beaver Creek (08/20/2022)
Checked in on Beaver Creek and North Beaver while I was in the area. No major changes, just a little bumpier now. Trail will get bumped up to a 1-2 due to rutting and exposed rocks that exist now.
Lininger Cutoff (08/20/2022)
Visited this trail while in the area after Red Cone just to check in on it. No major changes to report, the water crossing is 28-24 inches deep in places.
Red Cone (08/20/2022)
I had never done Red Cone before and this trail lived up to the hype. Go on a weekday though, the crowds made us feel both rushed and impatient for the large groups squatting at the summit. I'll do this one again during the week.
Webster Pass (08/20/2022)
Did Webster on the way back from Red Cone and it was beautiful as always. The storm passing through dropped hail and heavy rain on us, but it looked amazing.
Black Ridge Upper Road (08/15/2022)
Closed for the season.
McClellan Mountain (08/13/2022)
I ran a group on the lower roads of McClellen along with going to Santiago Mine. This trail never disappoints and has my favorite close-to-home water crossings in Colorado. No changes to report at this time.
Devils Head Campground Road - FS 300.P (08/10/2022)
These trails and campgrounds are now open under normal rules after maintenance on the trail and area.
Devils Head Trailhead and Campground Road (08/10/2022)
These trails and campgrounds are now open under normal rules after maintenance on the trail and area.
Devils Head Campground Road - FS 300.Q (08/10/2022)
These trails and campgrounds are now open under normal rules after maintenance on the trail and area.
Forest Service 202 (08/01/2022)
I ran the trail to update things since the last time I was out here. The forest is trying to come back from the burn and there was lots of green when I was out there. The chutes are nothing too terrible but need to be negotiated. Enjoy the new write-up!
Argentine Pass (07/30/2022)
Ran a group of first-timers up here for the first time this season and we had a great day checking out the mines and visiting the Tundra Hut there on Leavenworth Creek Road. After we summited, we came back down and had a BBQ there for the group There are no major changes to the write-up at this time. The obstacle on the last switchback to the summit has now been dug out enough that a Jeep can squeeze through the side and almost bypass the obstacle mostly.
Santiago Mine (07/30/2022)
Ran a group up Argentine and in the afternoon we stopped over at the mine to see things. It's still boarded up, but we're hoping that they will actually reopen it to the public when time and money come through. No changes to this trail.
Phantom Road (AKA Phantom Creek) (07/16/2022)
Ran these to get new pictures that will be up soon. No significant changes to this trail!
Manchester (Manchester Creek) (07/16/2022)
Was out in the area working on Phantom Creek. No changes to report on this trail!
Saxon Mountain Road (07/15/2022)
I love this trail, but I HATE the off camber parts that give this trail its rating. The trail is open and no major damage from recent rains though its rougher rocks for more of the road now.
Predator (07/03/2022)
This trail has some great views, but they closed the trail at waypoint 4 and it's much shorter than it was. I might camp here, but not sure I'd wheel here unless combining it with some other out and backs in the area.
Hackett Gulch (07/03/2022)
I came up Hackett and met a bunch of folks as I was doing some videos. :) This trail never disappoints when it comes to challenges and I had a good day climbing out of the canyon.
Sportsman Road (07/03/2022)
Visited this trail for new pictures and a new video (to come this winter). The difficulty has been altered a bit to bring it in line with the mild rutting and occasional exposed rock.
Cedar Mountain Road (07/03/2022)
Ran Cedar Mountain while updating trails in the area. No major changes in the trail other than it's wider than it should be in many places due to people driving fast through puddles.
McClellan Mountain (07/01/2022)
Snow drifts are reported to be gone or almost gone. Proceed carefully and enjoy for the summer!
Argentine Pass (07/01/2022)
Snow drifts are reported to be gone or almost gone. Proceed carefully and enjoy for the summer!
Coney Creek Road (aka Coney Flats) (06/26/2022)
Open for the season.
Middle St. Vrain (06/26/2022)
Open for the season.
Middle St. Vrain (06/17/2022)
The Forest Service has decided that trail conditions are not good enough to open yet. We will update here when we find out it's open.
Coney Creek Road (aka Coney Flats) (06/17/2022)
The Forest Service has decided that trail conditions are not good enough to open yet. We will update here when we find out it's open.
Jackson Creek Road (06/17/2022)
Open for the season.
China Wall Road (06/16/2022)
Gates open today! Enjoy and remember to Stay The Trail!!!
Box Road (aka China Wall - North) (06/16/2022)
Gates open today! Enjoy and remember to Stay The Trail!!!
Schoolmarm Mountain Road (06/15/2022)
Open for the season, enjoy!
Platte Springs Road (06/15/2022)
Open for the season, enjoy!
Happy Platte Road (06/15/2022)
Open for the season, enjoy!
Santiago Mine (06/15/2022)
Open for the season, enjoy!
Upper Geneva (Geneva Creek) (06/10/2022)
Seasonal Gate is reported open! Enjoy the summer and stay the trail!
Phantom Canyon (06/08/2022)
Trail reported open! Enjoy the summer!
McClellan Mountain (06/06/2022)
I have received a good report that the trail is open to Waldorf mine. A few spots of ice and snow exist along the road but are easily passable. The areas past the mines and above the treeline are still snowed in.
Argentine Pass (06/06/2022)
I have received a report and information that the trail is clear to Waldorf mine with the exception of a few spots of ice and snow. The trail past the mine and above the treeline is still extremely snowed in. Use caution past the mine!
Seven Lakes (06/05/2022)
Drove 7 Lakes on the way back from mapping in the area. Nothing new to report and this road is still in good shape. (Pictured is Saran Wrap on that day)
Old Stage Road (06/05/2022)
We took Old Stage to get new data on some trails in the area. Regular usage and no major damages or changes to report.
Bull Park (06/05/2022)
We went up Bull Park while getting data in the area to stop for lunch at the beautiful scenery while we ate. No changes to note on this write up.
Gold Camp Road (06/05/2022)
I ran Gold Camp with Old Stage while in the area updating some other trails. No major updates to this one, just regular washboarding and occasional 'repairs' on the road.

My Trails (146)