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Old 08-08-2014, 07:34 AM   #1
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Need trail Suggestions Nederland & Marble areas

Heading to the Nederland and Marble areas August 30th to September 10th. Taking the Sprinter Van with the DRZ400 and F800GS. I want to find some trails to ride and like the dirt so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Also looking for places to camp.

If your out riding at that time and don't mind company let me know. I'm not slow but don't mind going slow once in a while.


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Old 08-08-2014, 07:46 AM   #2
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I'd probably do Switzerland trail and Rollins Pass on the GS. Probably take the DRZ for Caribou creek, Eldorado Mtn, West Magnolia. You could even pick up Mammoth Gulch over to Kingston Peak and that goes down the whole Yankee Hill area which has a bunch more stuff above Idaho Springs. Grab a MVUM and check out staythetrail.org and traildamage.com for more info\GPS tracks. Enjoy
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Old 08-08-2014, 12:02 PM   #3
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Have you ridden in CO before? big_sur has made some great suggestions, but it's primarily jeep roads. There is currently no moto legal singletrack around Ned/Boulder, and most the jeep roads will involve riding a crap ton of churned up rock.
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Churned up rock

I thought that was what riding was!!! I must need to ride in a different part of the state.
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Old 08-08-2014, 02:07 PM   #5
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I thought that was what ridding was!!! I must need to ride in a different part of the state.
True enough.. and the stuff around Central City has it in spades. I've found some folks coming in from out of state have, ahhh, varying opinions about it.
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Old 08-08-2014, 02:35 PM   #6
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Baby heads

Where else can you ride 100+ miles of baby heads. Just have to have soft suspension and not get in a hurry.
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:56 AM   #7
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I'll be in town for some of your stay and happy to show you around.

There's also this:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1000119

It's one of the funnest and funniest "organized" rides of the year. The death toll remains high every year and there is always a group that stays out WAY too late into the wee hours of the morning. The 1st half is relatively easy, the second half gets stupid.
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Old 08-12-2014, 05:31 PM   #8
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Right as you turn off 133 towards the town of Marble there is a great NF campground that is easy to park RVs. it's right along the Crystal river.
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I thought that was what ridding was!!! I must need to ride in a different part of the state.
You need to head up to Steamboat/Hahns Peak. Tons of smooth dirt singletrack and jeep roads.
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I'll be in town for some of your stay and happy to show you around.

There's also this:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1000119

It's one of the funnest and funniest "organized" rides of the year. The death toll remains high every year and there is always a group that stays out WAY too late into the we hours of the morning. The 1st half is relatively easy, the second half gets stupid.
This. If you're coming all the way from Iowa, this should be on your Bucket-List!
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:39 PM   #11
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I'll be in town for some of your stay and happy to show you around.

There's also this:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1000119

It's one of the funnest and funniest "organized" rides of the year. The death toll remains high every year and there is always a group that stays out WAY too late into the wee hours of the morning. The 1st half is relatively easy, the second half gets stupid.
I'm in this sounds like my kind of ride.
When are you rolling in?
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:47 PM   #12
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True enough.. and the stuff around Central City has it in spades. I've found some folks coming in from out of state have, ahhh, varying opinions about it.
Think I'll head here for the first couple days. Any tips on camping sites?
I found a site for the Columbine Campground that states it's "OHV" friendly; any opinion?
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True enough.. and the stuff around Central City has it in spades. I've found some folks coming in from out of state have, ahhh, varying opinions about it.
What would you pick out of the following?
Kingston Peak (FR353)**
St. Mary's Glacier Road
FS739
Sheridan Hill
York Gulch
Hamberlin Gulch
Cumberland Gulch
FS768
Washoe Gulch
FS 772
FS 175.3D
Miners Gulch
Yankee Hill
Ninety Four
Rainbow Road
Spring Creek
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Old 08-14-2014, 11:01 AM   #14
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Right as you turn off 133 towards the town of Marble there is a great NF campground that is easy to park RVs. it's right along the Crystal river.
That is a good one and lots to do at Marble
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Old 08-14-2014, 11:48 AM   #15
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RE: Marble - some great camping - just take the trail to the right at this sign:



and work your way up the muddy tree fallen two track to end up here:



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