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Interesting rig camped next to us in Mushroom Gulch
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I wonder if that's a shepherd's rig. When I was there years ago, something like that was parked way up one of the gultches surrounded by hundreds of sheep and several sheepdogs.

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Tracy's videos

Team Reid on Poughkeepsie Gulch
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The Splashes on Poughkeepsie Gulch
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Kickbak Jack on Poughkeepsie Gulch
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Hummingbirds in camp on Mineral Creek
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Looks like a nice trip. Thanks for the pics.

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FishPOET,

How long did it take you to walk from the parking area at the end of the 4x4 road to the Mt Antero summit? How difficult was the trail?

We had one person in our group that tried it, but he turned around and came back before he got very far. From the parking area, it looked like more of a rock scramble than a trail in many places.

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It was 1/2 mile distance with 500' elevation gain. It took our group just under an hour to get up. There is a trail but there is also some scrambling on the rocks.

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Cool trip.
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It has been years since I have been to the Silverton/Durango area and really miss it. We are planning a trip next summer and I have a question about the Jeep trails around Silverton. I have a F350 SRW 4x4 with BFG KO's and manual warn lockers. East of the Mississippi, it's a very capable 4x4. Since it is a F350, I have good ground clearance, but I'm not sure about the switchbacks and narrow roads/trails in the Rockies. We don't have switchbacks here, so the long length of the truck is not an issue (except getting hung up on a high center).

We don't want to take any techinical trails, just to see some pretty back country views. Will my truck be OK? All the pictures I see are of jeeps and small SUV's. Since we will be hauling our camper, taking our Toyota SUV is not an option.

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You should be able to see plenty of great scenery and do many of the trails. Stay away from Black Bear and Poughkeepsie Gulch, they have Switchbacks and or obstacles that your truck would be unsuitable for. The Alpine Loop consists of several linked trails and would be a blast.

The only issue you may have is passing oncoming vehicles on some of the more narrow shelf roads, some of these are tight for 2 wranglers, so backing may be necessary.

There is a great trail guide at traildamage.com with GPS tracks and good directions.


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