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6/13: Trail runs for Colorado Touaregs

I've been hitting quite a few trails locally to the Colorado frontrange, so I figured I would go ahead and organize a small Touareg trail event.

Dakan road will be a little more challenging than Long Hollow Road, but both of these trails are suitable for Touaregs and both should allow for some great scenery and fun day of off-roading.

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I've been itching to hit the trails... but this is the weekend the concrete contractor will be getting my backyard patio area done.

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What about the weekend before? I can do either weekend - I picked that weekend to give more people time to plan, but can move it up to 6/13.
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What wheel/tire package are you using off-road Inferno?

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I'm using General Grabber AT2 tires 255/60/18. For moderate trails with the occasional difficult trail (on the low end of difficult), they've been working out great.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....l=Grabber+AT+2
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I should be in...

So, I (I should really say we - the family's coming too of course) should definitely be able to make it either weekend. Any interests in doing Hidden Valley along the way? I looked it up on traildamage and it should prove to be a pretty nice challenge.

Also, wondering if you guys had any interests in running the trails in reverse order with Long Hollow first. That way depending on completion time, there would be time to check out the outlets at Castle Rock.

Just questions and comments.

But either way, we're in.

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Actually, now that I reread through Hidden Valley - I'm actually a little concerned. Unless someone has personal experience, I'm retracting my suggestion for the additional trail.
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Hidden valley looks totally do able but if you are unfamiliar with how the Touareg handles and likes to 'hang' wheels in the air, it will be a little disconcerting at first. Bring a tow strap.


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Hidden valley looks totally do able but if you are unfamiliar with how the Touareg handles and likes to 'hang' wheels in the air, it will be a little disconcerting at first. Bring a tow strap.
Interesting, I don't know that I feel that comfortable with that yet. I've only had the wheels barely off the ground, never too high.

Maybe after a few more difficult runs we can hack it.

But back to the topic at hand. Who else is with us for the 13th (or 20th - don't know if the 13th is solid yet)?

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So, another thought.

If you guys still wanted to start in Castle Rock, once we finish Long Hollow, if time permits, there is always Missouri and Illinois Gulch to explore (Illinois being a challenge - but it's supposed to have a spectacular view from the top).

Also, that way if people need to head home, they could easily branch off here and head down 67.

Really looking forward to it and hopefully more people can attend.

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