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Marcus Trusty

Colorado Crew

Marcus is a 3rd generation Buena Vista, Colorado native who grew up bouncing around the central Colorado mountains in the back of his dad's CJ5. During his younger years Marcus grew to appreciate public lands and the recreation opportunities backroads and 4-wheel drive trails offer. Marcus has been wheeling for 20 years now and has wheeled in Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and California. Until recently Marcus had just been a participant in the wheeling community, but recently he has become much more active in preserving trails and working to make sure the wheeling community has their access maintained for future generations. Marcus helped to found Colorado Off Road Enterprise - CORE, based out of Buena Vista. CORE has worked with the Forest Service and BLM and has volunteer agreements in place with both organizations. CORE also has a Forest Service trail adoption agreement in place for Grizzly Lake, Pomeroy Lake, Hancock Lake, Hancock Pass and Tincup Pass, with other adoptions for trails pending. If Marcus is not working you can generally find him somewhere out on the trails around Buena Vista.

My Builds

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1988 Jeep Wrangler YJ...well the body is an 88 at least. The motor is a 4.0 HO from a cherokee which is mated to a AX15 transmission and then to a doubler built with the front half of an NP231 case and a 4 to 1 low range Dana 300. The wheelbase has been stretched to 101"and the lift is from a custom spring over axle with Alcan leaf springs. The front axle is a Dana 44 with cromo shafts, longfield u-joints and an ARB locker. The rear axle is a Ford 8.8 with and ARB locker. Complimenting all of this is a hydro assist steering system, 37" MTRs, Allied Raceline beadlocks and armor on just about everything.

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2007 JKU Rubicon. Nemesis fender flares, Artec axle armor, 2.5" RockKrawler lift, Crawler Conceptz bumpers, 37s...

Recent Trip Reports

Mount Princeton 04-16-2018

This trail is open for the season, but the trail is not passible above timberline due to snow.

Hancock Lake 12-26-2017

Snow has fallen closing this trail for the winter.

Mineral Basin 12-26-2017

Snow has fallen closing this trail for the winter.


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