Our club is planning for WOW (Wolverines Out West) 2020 which will be held in Estes Park Colorado the week of July 13-17th. Our trail master for the event has been busy preparing a list of trails complete with GPS tracks to keep us going in the right direction. For planning purposes we are looking at daily trail rides Monday through Friday which allows travel to/from Colorado on the weekends.
We need YOUR help first by letting us know your level of commitment to this trip. More information such as hotels, campgrounds and places to eat are forthcoming.
The trip is open to all club members and invited guests. There is no registration fee or cost to attend other than your own travel, food and lodging. We are ready for questions and will start to post answers shortly.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Question: Can I bring my Ford Ranger pickup?
Answer: Yes, as long as it is four-wheel drive.
Question: Can I bring a guest along with me?
Answer: Guests are always welcome but we respectfully ask that the trailmaster meet with the guest if possible prior to attending.
Question: Can I come for a partial week?
Answer: Yes, but please let us know what days you are planning for.
Question: Can i trailer my Jeep to the trail head?
Answer: It depends but some trails do not return to the trail head. All vehicles must be street legal.
The following are external links to the FunTreks web site where additional information on the trails may be obtained. They also offer GPX files for use with various GPS units or tablet software.
Potential trails that we may utilize:
1. Storm Mountain/Bear Gulch - 10.8 miles - Difficult - 1 hour
2a. Pierson Park Road - 10.5 miles - Moderate - 3 hours
2b. Johnny Park Road - 5.1 miles - Difficult - 3 hours
3. Stillwater Pass - 23 miles - Easy - 3 hours
4a. Switzerland Trail - 14.3 miles - Easy - 2 hours
4 b. Pennsylvania Gulch - 2 miles - Moderate - 1 hour
5. Bunce School/T33 Crash Site - 13.6 miles - Difficult - 6 hours
6. Middle St. Vrain/Coney Flats - 11.2 miles - Difficult - 4 hours
7a. Kelly Flats - 10.6 miles - Difficult - 4 hours
7b. Seven Mile Creek - 7.1 miles - Moderate - 2 hours
7c. Bald Mountain - 16.5 miles - Difficult - 4 hours
7d. Green Ridge - 14.8 miles - Difficult - 5 hours
Other trails to be considered:
Bright Trail - 5.2 miles - Easy - 2 hours
Gordon Gulch - 4.8 miles - Difficult - 2 hours
Old Fall River Road - 9 miles - Easy - 2 hours
Mulstay Creek -4 miles - Moderate - 2 hours
North Supply Creek - 13 miles - Moderate - 2 hours
Rock Creek - 3.6 miles - Moderate - 2 hours
General information on the trails in Colorado may be found at the link below:
Travel and visitor information including accommodations, such as B&B, hotels/motels/cabins, campgrounds and RV parks
Official city website
Our trail master has prepared an initial packet to assist in planning for your trip.
Jeep Rentals in Colorado (Note: Not all are close to Estes Park)
Distance (from Troy, MI) - 1294 miles
Flying – closest airport - Denver
Fronter, United, Spirit, Delta
Denver to Estes Park 65-70 miles
Vehicle Transport/Shipping – Cristian has a preliminary quote of $1,500 round trip (per vehicle)– if we have 5 Jeeps to fill up the transport trailer. This is still less than the cost of a daily rental so keep that in mind.