Below is a new and growing collection of scenic touring and 4X4 trail reports, traveling through the beautiful Colorado landscape.
For the sake of this website, touring refers to roads that are suitable for all types of vehicles in good weather, and are usually paved.
In order to get a sense of how difficult a trail is, never use pictures as your guide, they are always misleading. This site uses 4 difficulty levels to loosely rate each 4×4 trail included in the trip reports at the time it was traveled. Due to the nature of these trails, difficulty can increase without warning. None of the trails on this site exceeded a Difficult rating.
EASY – Good choice for beginners. Gravel or natural surface roads with small obstacles
MODERATE – Typically natural surface with no maintenance except for erosion control. Small to moderate obstacles that can usually be avoided. Driver with experience is needed to do this in a stock vehicle.
DIFFICULT – Natural surface with no maintenance except for erosion control. Moderate obstacles requiring you to pick a safe path. Modified vehicle and experienced driver recommended.
EXTREME – Roads with large obstacles. Experienced drivers and modified vehicles required. Vehicle most likely will sustain damage.
While travelling the beautiful trails stay safe and remember “As slow as possible, as fast as necessary.”