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    Colorado trip in planning

    I will be making a trip to Colorado in July. Thinking Black Bear pass and Imogene Pass. Ouray and Silverton area. Any must see areas or good dispersed campsite locations to see? Will be taking the ZR2 on this one.
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    Ouray is a fantastic area to spend time and hit the trails. I haven't camped; I've always stayed in cabins. Keep an eye on trail conditions as Black Bear Pass traditionally opens about July 4 but it can be later if there's late snow. Be sure to explore Engineer Pass and nearby areas, including Alpine. You of course need to drive the Million Dollar Highway between Silverton and Ouray.

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    Sounds like alrock needs to plan a H4O trip. These are high on my bucket list, just below Rubicon.
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    Veeeeeery interesting. I wonder if a Power Wagon will fit on those tight switchbacks on... is it Black Bear pass that leads into Ouray?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LagunaH1 View Post
    Veeeeeery interesting. I wonder if a Power Wagon will fit on those tight switchbacks on... is it Black Bear pass that leads into Ouray?
    No. You do not want to take a full size anything onto Black Bear Pass, not just for the switchbacks but also some narrow spots on the trail. Black Bear pass starts south of Ouray and leads into Telluride. Then you can take roads back to Ouray, or take Imogene Pass back to Ouray. While Black Bear Pass is a one way road, Imogene can be taken in either direction.

    I have pondered the idea of an H4O trip to Ouray. It can only be done in July or August as that's when all trails are open. We'd have to plan plenty in advance and try and book a block of rooms. Maybe 2022?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alrock View Post
    No. You do not want to take a full size anything onto Black Bear Pass, not just for the switchbacks but also some narrow spots on the trail. Black Bear pass starts south of Ouray and leads into Telluride. Then you can take roads back to Ouray, or take Imogene Pass back to Ouray. While Black Bear Pass is a one way road, Imogene can be taken in either direction.

    I have pondered the idea of an H4O trip to Ouray. It can only be done in July or August as that's when all trails are open. We'd have to plan plenty in advance and try and book a block of rooms. Maybe 2022?
    It could be a pretty awesome H4O event. I’m interested for sure


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    Quote Originally Posted by alrock View Post
    No. You do not want to take a full size anything onto Black Bear Pass, not just for the switchbacks but also some narrow spots on the trail. Black Bear pass starts south of Ouray and leads into Telluride. Then you can take roads back to Ouray, or take Imogene Pass back to Ouray. While Black Bear Pass is a one way road, Imogene can be taken in either direction.

    I have pondered the idea of an H4O trip to Ouray. It can only be done in July or August as that's when all trails are open. We'd have to plan plenty in advance and try and book a block of rooms. Maybe 2022?
    Would an H2 be too big?

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    Not for the turns. Will be tight on some areas but you'd be fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by alrock View Post
    Not for the turns. Will be tight on some areas but you'd be fine
    Cuz, you see.... H2's are not full size
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    Quote Originally Posted by LagunaH1 View Post
    Cuz, you see.... H2's are not full size
    You jumped on that even faster than I thought you would! I think an H2 could hug the inside wall better than a pickup, moving it over an inch or two. Shorter wheelbase would also help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alrock View Post
    You jumped on that even faster than I thought you would!
    Glad to have exceeded expectations
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    What about an H3T with a longer wheelbase? Sounds like a fun trip to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigunit View Post
    What about an H3T with a longer wheelbase? Sounds like a fun trip to me.

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    Only ones with Rancho lifts will fit.

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    I could probably get Chris to weld a Rancho lift on to my Power Wagon.... :-D
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    Quote Originally Posted by alrock View Post
    Not for the turns. Will be tight on some areas but you'd be fine

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    I will stay tuned.

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