Just west of Leadville and north of Crested Butte lies a gorgeous swath of forest and mountain wilderness packed with an endless amount of outdoor adventures. Tucked far away, nearly 5 hours from your favorite auto shop in Fort Collins, this breathtaking frontier is perfect for stretching your off-road legs and getting away from it all.
The Aspen-Snowmass region is the ideal spot: not too close but not too far, views for miles, and plenty else to keep you occupied. Grab your buddies and plan a weekend to explore the trails in the area when the weather is mild. Talk to your local 4×4 mechanic about making any necessary upgrades to your rig, including installing any used off road parts, … Read More
In Part 1, we discussed the top three tire options for your off road rig, but we only included big national brands; the ones that you can buy from nearly any service center in the country. But this next set of recommendations makes its way to you from the world of extreme custom-made off-road parts with plenty of big-name patrons to back it up. For those who have the budget and inclination, an entire world of aggressively sculpted, intensely tested, monster-treaded rubber is out there waiting to conquer any and all terrain.
If you fancy yourself in the extreme outdoor sporting category, and have the truck or buggy to prove it, consider slapping down some cash for a set … Read More
The frigid snow and ice have already settled in, and many people are rushing to prepare their cars for a long hard winter. Most savvy drivers have a checklist already in their heads about how to prepare their truck parts for this time of year; fluids, snow tires, and wiper blades are usually near the top of the winterizing wish list. But there’s so much more that should be addressed before hitting the roads, whether those roads are in the mountains or in the cities.
While it’s smart and safe to replace fluids and check the heating systems, our car exteriors are typically forgotten about; many of us taking for granted the sturdy frame and clean undercarriage that surrounds us … Read More
It can be hard sometimes to admit that the season is coming to a close. After all, the wild weather patterns in Colorado can sometimes make it seem like it’s never going to end. But even if you’re able to squeeze in another off-road run or two before the snow hits, don’t forget to make an appointment with your local Fort Collins auto shop for your end-of-season service.
Your vehicle has no doubt seen some great trail action over the summer, with all the amazing trails and playgrounds that this area has to offer. Unfortunately, with all that fun comes the risk of damage and wear on your off-road parts, and those should be checked and replaced often. Plus, it’s … Read More
To the outdoor enthusiast, it’s no wonder that the Boulder area is talked about with such reverence. The jagged outline of the Flatirons, the winding canyons, and the rugged forests are enough to knock the wind out of your lungs. Sometimes literally. The off-road recreation is no exception. Just be sure to take your vehicle to a certified 4×4 mechanic for a tune up before heading off to explore these trails!
Middle Saint Vrain
- Skill Level: Challenging
- Trail Length: 8.4 miles
- Nearest Town: Nederland
- Elevation: 8,600 to 9,800 feet
If you’re looking to challenge your off-road skills while catching some serious views, consider heading to the Middle Saint Vrain and Coney Creek trails. Deep-water crossings and … Read More
Teller County is located just within the city limits of Colorado Springs, and is a fantastic place to go explore some trails and do a little off-roading. Before embarking on any 4×4 adventure, just make sure you receive the proper 4×4 service first, and go to a reputable 4×4 mechanic to make sure your vehicle is in the appropriate shape.
1) Bull Park
Skill Level: Medium
Trail Length: 6 Miles
Nearby Towns: Colorado Springs
Elevation: 9,500 to 11,400 feet
Bull Park is a medium-level trail that offers some challenges to the offroad enthusiast looking to step up their game. This is a very well-rounded trail that has some steep climbs, rocky paths, boulders to climb and water crossings to participate … Read More
Vail, Eagle and Edwards are just a few cities you’ll find here in Eagle County. Besides popular ski resorts and mountain towns, you’ll find some beautiful, scenic and challenging 4×4 trails to explore with your vehicle. If you’re looking to do some offroad adventuring in Eagle County, you may want to consider some of these prime offroad trails.
1. Adams Lake
Skill Level: Medium
Trail Length: 17 miles
Nearby Towns: Eagle
Elevation: 10,400 to 11,200 feet
Adams Lake is a challenging yet scenic trail located in the White River National Forest. The lake itself is breathtakingly beautiful and worth the trip there. You’ll first start at the end of the Coffee Pot Road Trail located at Heart Lake. The trail … Read More
Summer is all about going on road trips and traveling long distances in your car, truck or SUV. It’s the best time to see the sights, explore new areas and spend some time with the family. But with any road trip, it’s important to be prepared, and it’s even more so important in summer when temperatures can get high causing problems for you and your vehicle. Because of the high summer heat, vehicles are more prone to overheating so it’s important to take the time to put some additional care into them to ensure they run properly. The last thing you or family wants is to be stuck in the middle of nowhere, or on the side of the road … Read More
Offroad vehicles, daily drivers, family sedans and sport cars all have one thing incommon: they have warning lights. These warning lights are placed conveniently on the dash of most automobiles to help warn the driver that there is a potential problem. Most modern cars will be fitted with a variety of warning lights to inform the driver when specific problems occur. It’s very important to pay attention to these lights and have the problem solved quickly by your 4×4 mechanic, as the problem could potentially get worse if not taken care of. Unfortunately, not a lot of people understand what warning lights indicate, so this article will touch up on the 5 mot commonly seen warning light indicators, and what … Read More
Summer is just around the corner and with all of this warm weather coming up, it’s time to prep those 4 wheel parts and get your offroad vehicle in tip-top shape. Fortunately there are steps you can take to prepare your vehicle to run its best and extend the life.
The best preventative care you can do to your vehicle is to bring it in to your local Fort Collins Auto Shop, 4×4 Offroad Network or any other trust-worthy mechanic if you’re not in the Northern Colorado area. They will diagnose your vehicle and give recommendations on what’s best for it. Before going into any shop though, it’s a good idea to have general knowledge on what maintenance is best … Read More