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All-4-Fun 2017 Trails

There are 17 trails that we are planning to run during this year’s event. Starting at 7:30 am each morning*, there will be three trips departing every 30 minutes from campsite. Trip difficulty will range from 3 to 10 based on the standard "Ten Scale" for trail difficulty (see Trail Ratings below).

Sign-ups for trips will occur each evening* under the big top at 6:00 pm for the next days trips. There will be a trips information board under the big top during the entire event that has very specific information about each trip and maps. Each evening* at 6:00 pm, the signup sheets will be stapled to the board for every trip leaving the next day. Depending on the difficulty of the trails, trips will either have a limit of 20 vehicles or 10 vehicles. There will be trip leaders near the trips board during each night’s sign-up to answer any questions about the trails.

To fully enjoy the event we encourage each attendee to have a CB installed, or have a hand-held device to listen in to the trip leader’s direction and information about the trail.

  Mt. Antero

*Wednesday is Vendor day. There will be no trips on Wednesday and no trip sign-up Tuesday evening.

Trail List

Holy Cross   •  Bird's Eye Gulch (4/5)
•  Breakneck Pass (3/4)
•  Carnage BV (10/crazy)
•  Chalk Mountain (2/3)
•  Chinamans Gulch (5/7)
•  Graveyard Tours (TBD)
•  Hagerman Pass (3)
•  Halfmoon Creek (4/5)
•  Holy Cross (7/9)
•  Lost Canyon (3)
•  McAllister Gulch/Ptarmigan Pass Loop (3/5)
•  Mosquito Pass (3/4)
•  Mount Zion (4/5)
•  Mt. Antero (3/4)
•  Mt. Princeton (3/4)
•  No Name Gulch (3/4)
•  Route of the Silver Kings (1/2)
•  Wheeler Lake (5/7)
•  Wurtz Ditch/Slide Lake/No Name Gulch (3/4)

Note: This is a tentative list of trails for this year's event. As planning continues and we finalize the list, ratings will be added next to the trail names that will correspond to the chart below.

Trail Ratings

Trails can be rated in a number of ways. Some use a scale of 1-10, others use 1-5, and some use a system similar to the skiing industry with green circles, blue squares, black diamonds, etc. Below is the system that MHJC references. It is a 1-10 scale with 1 being the easiest and 10 being the most difficult.

Green 1 Rating Graded dirt road. Dry, or less than 3" water crossing depth. Gentle grades. 2WD under all conditions except snow. No width problems, two vehicles wide.
2 Rating Dirt road. Dry, or less than 3" water crossing depth. Some ruts. Slight grades, up to 10 degrees. 2WD under most conditions. Rain or snow may make 4WD necessary. Usually one and a half to two vehicles wide.
3 Rating Dirt road. Rutted, washes, or gulches. Water crossings up to 6" depth. Passable mud. Grades up to 10 degrees. Small rocks or holes. 4WD recommended but 2WD possible under good conditions and with adequate ground clearance and skill. No width problems for any normal vehicle. Vehicle passing spots frequently available if less than two vehicles wide.
4 Rating Rutted and/or rocky road. No shelves but rocks to 9". Water crossings usually less than hub deep. Passable mud. Grades moderate, up to 15 degrees. Side hill moderate up to 15 degrees. 4WD under most conditions. No width problems, vehicle passing spots frequently available if less than two vehicles wide.
Blue 5 Rating Rutted and/or rocky road. No shelves. Rocks up to 12" and water crossings up to 12" with possible currents. Passable mud. Moderate grades to 15 degrees. 6" holes. Side hill to 20 degrees. 4WD required. No width problems.
6 Rating Quite rocky or deep ruts. Rocks to 12" and frequent. Water crossings may exceed hub depth with strong currents. Shelves to 6". Mud may require checking before proceeding. Moderate grades to 20 degrees. Side hill may approach 30 degrees. 4WD necessary and second attempts may be required with stock vehicles. Caution may be required with wider vehicles.
Black 7 Rating Rocks frequent and large, 12" and may exceed hub height. Holes frequent or deep (12"). Shelves to 9". Mud 8" deep and may be present on uphill sections. Grades to 25 degrees and side hill to 30 degrees. Water crossings to 18" and may have strong currents. 1-1/2 vehicles wide. 4WD required. Driver experience helpful.
8 Rating Heavy rock and/or severe ruts. Rocks exceeding hub height frequent. Shelves to 12". Deep mud or uphill mud sections. Steep grades to 25 degrees and can be loose or rocky. Water crossings may exceed 30" in depth. Side hill to 30 degrees. One vehicle wide. Body damage possible. Experience needed. Vehicle modifications helpful.
Double-Black 9 Rating Severe rock over 15". Frequent deep holes over 15". Shelves over 15". Mud bog conditions (long, deep, no firm bottom). Over 30" water crossings with strong currents. Steep grades over 30 degrees. Side hill over 30 degrees. May not be passable by stock vehicles. Experience essential. Body damage, mechanical breakdown, rollover probable. Extreme caution required.
10 Rating Severe conditions. Extreme caution recommended. Impassable by stock vehicles. Winching required. Trail building necessary. May be impassable. Impassable under anything but ideal conditions. Vehicle damage probable. Personal injury possible. Extreme caution necessary.

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