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Taking some info from threads where we went off topic, I wanted to start a short list of trails and off road events where the TRX may or may not fit. So alibis out of the way - I don't have my TRX as of February and have not run any of these trails in something as wide or as long as the TRX). As people run trails with the TRX please add to the list!

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The world's first TRX run - anyone organizing something for the late spring or summer?
Easter Jeep Safari 2021 - - March 27 to April 4 - Moab, Utah - See some Moab Trail options below and check out the Full Size Invasion

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Midwest Offroad Expeditions - Catchmeoffroad /
The Off Road Revolution - TORR
Expedition X Offroad (EXO)

Trails - would be great to have others add to this as you take the TRX out on different runs
Utah
Moab, Utah - Schaffer's, Gemini Bridges, and White Rim if you grab a pass and want to camp overnight
Shafer Trail - Moab, Utah - great introduction to Moab
Gemini Bridges - Moab Utah - note - this is a popular mountain bike trail so not one to bomb through - awesome scenery and spots to stop and eat though
Valley of the Gods, Utah - amazing views - road can get a little crowded

Texas
Big Bend National Park - Texas
Big Bend Racnh State Park - Texas Awesome Road's to Nowhere Trail Guide
Katemcy Rock - Mason, Texas - not sure if they have a lot of wider / open trails or more technical crawling?

Nevada - tons of trails, probably worthy of a separate post or thread
Genoa Peak - Tahoe, Nevada
Valley of Fire, Nevada

Michigan
Silver Lake State Park / Sand Dunes - Michigan
Camp Grayling, Michigan (link to current map at the bottom of the page)

Colorado - Can someone who wheels here add some suggestions?
Medano Pass - Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado
Imogene Pass - Ouray Colorado and other trails around Ouray

California - Again I'll let someone else build this section out
Mojave National Park Trails

Arizona - Again, welcome feedback from TRX, Raptor, and full size pre-running members from this part of the country
White Pocket, Arizona
Kaibab National Forrest and Great Western Trail, Arizona
 
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It's a great idea. While I have zero input (sorry don't have my truck), hope we can add Texas to the list. I saw someone was going to Big Bend National Park as thier first TRX trip.
 
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It's a great idea. While I have zero input (sorry don't have my truck), hope we can add Texas to the list. I saw someone was going to Big Bend National Park as thier first TRX trip.

I'm all in for Texas as I am closer to the Lone Star state than I am to any place that I listed 😂 .

In addition to Big Bend, I know there are some Jeep friendly trails at Marble Falls but I am not sure about places for a TRX or Prerunning. Texas has a great Raptor Run every year, weather permitting. Maybe someone who has attended can chime in with more info.
 

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Anyone know of good runs in the Pacific Northwest?
 

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There are many forestry service roads through out the Williams, AZ area in Kaibab National Forest. The forestry roads will almost all be passable with the TRX. I've been on many with the RAM 2500 and RZR. Plus I've camped throughout the area.
I have Polaris Ride Command on my phone plus had it in my RZRs and getting it in my Ranger Northstar. Cool app that shows many if not all trails, even where there once was a trail but no more. You can track yourself with it as well so you don't get lost. I know the newer Jeeps have something similar but don't have my truck to check if it has this capability.
 

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Found a few in Texas.......

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There are many forestry service roads through out the Williams, AZ area in Kaibab National Forest. The forestry roads will almost all be passable with the TRX. I've been on many with the RAM 2500 and RZR. Plus I've camped throughout the area.
I have Polaris Ride Command on my phone plus had it in my RZRs and getting it in my Ranger Northstar. Cool app that shows many if not all trails, even where there once was a trail but no more. You can track yourself with it as well so you don't get lost. I know the newer Jeeps have something similar but don't have my truck to check if it has this capability.
Thanks - if you have any specific recommendations within Kaibab let us know! I ran a trail there but can't remember the name (didn't take many pictures as we were in a rush that leg of the trip).

Anyone know of good runs in the Pacific Northwest?

Capitol Forest up in WA used to have some great trails but I haven't been up there in a long time (and think it is closed from December until late spring?). I would think that the Eastern side of the mountains would have more open runs versus the western slopes (but again, will look to those who have been out there within the last decade, as opposed to me).
 

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Thanks - if you have any specific recommendations within Kaibab let us know! I ran a trail there but can't remember the name (didn't take many pictures as we were in a rush that leg of the trip).



Capitol Forest up in WA used to have some great trails but I haven't been up there in a long time (and think it is closed from December until late spring?). I would think that the Eastern side of the mountains would have more open runs versus the western slopes (but again, will look to those who have been out there within the last decade, as opposed to me).
I have essentially unlimited fast smooth stuff with big elevation changes. I can easily get to deep mud. I’ll find some shit.
 

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I have a place near Joshua Tree. That could be fun
 

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Thanks - if you have any specific recommendations within Kaibab let us know! I ran a trail there but can't remember the name (didn't take many pictures as we were in a rush that leg of the trip).



Capitol Forest up in WA used to have some great trails but I haven't been up there in a long time (and think it is closed from December until late spring?). I would think that the Eastern side of the mountains would have more open runs versus the western slopes (but again, will look to those who have been out there within the last decade, as opposed to me).
I have essentially unlimited fast smooth stuff with big elevation changes. I can easily get to deep mud. I’ll find some shit.
Take Perkinsville Road (4th Street out of Williams going South). There are numerous branches going to Bill Williams Lookout, FR 108 that is a 20 mi loop back to the 40, Dogtown Lake, White Horse Lake and from White Horse to Sycamore Point. Keep going out Perkinsville and it becomes a dirt road that'll take you to Jerome the back way.
Also, Country Club Dr out of Williams turns to gravel (FR 124) and is the back way to Ash Fork and I40 Pretty scenery through there with a few ranches and trails /pipelines intersecting.
These are all 2 wheel drive scenic drives unless there is snow. Branches off them can be 4 WD.
 

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Taking some info from threads where we went off topic, I wanted to start a short list of trails and off road events where the TRX may or may not fit. So alibis out of the way - I don't have my TRX as of February and have not run any of these trails in something as wide or as long as the TRX). As people run trails with the TRX please add to the list!

Events
The world's first TRX run - anyone organizing something for the late spring or summer?
Easter Jeep Safari 2021 - - March 27 to April 4 - Moab, Utah - See some Moab Trail options below and check out the Full Size Invasion

Event organizers
Midwest Offroad Expeditions - Catchmeoffroad /
The Off Road Revolution - TORR
Expedition X Offroad (EXO)

Trails - would be great to have others add to this as you take the TRX out on different runs
Utah
Moab, Utah - Schaffer's, Gemini Bridges, and White Rim if you grab a pass and want to camp overnight
Shafer Trail - Moab, Utah - great introduction to Moab
Gemini Bridges - Moab Utah - note - this is a popular mountain bike trail so not one to bomb through - awesome scenery and spots to stop and eat though
Valley of the Gods, Utah - amazing views - road can get a little crowded

Texas
Big Bend National Park - Texas
Big Bend Racnh State Park - Texas Awesome Road's to Nowhere Trail Guide
Katemcy Rock - Mason, Texas - not sure if they have a lot of wider / open trails or more technical crawling?

Nevada - tons of trails, probably worthy of a separate post or thread
Genoa Peak - Tahoe, Nevada
Valley of Fire, Nevada

Colorado - Can someone who wheels here add some suggestions?
Medano Pass - Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado
Imogene Pass - Ouray Colorado

California - Again I'll let someone else build this section out
Mojave National Park Trails

Arizona - Again, welcome feedback from TRX, Raptor, and full size pre-running members from this part of the country
White Pocket, Arizona
Kaibab National Forrest and Great Western Trail, Arizona
Thanks for starting this. It looks like there will be planting of trails especially in the West. I can’t wait to see what opportunities exist for the mid-West and the Eastern seaboard.
 
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Most welcome!

Between TORR, Catchmeoffroad, and a few other organizers, I think we can find someone to put together and East Coast and or Mid-west run or two.

I don't know if I will have the TRX and time to make it to EJS, but if I do I'll post up and see if anyone from the South or Southeast wants to head out and do a little wheeling on the way out or back.
 

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Most welcome!

Between TORR, Catchmeoffroad, and a few other organizers, I think we can find someone to put together and East Coast and or Mid-west run or two.

I don't know if I will have the TRX and time to make it to EJS, but if I do I'll post up and see if anyone from the South or Southeast wants to head out and do a little wheeling on the way out or back.
At your service! We will have 4-5 TRX's in our group within a couple months, so our next few events will probably be focused on more of high-speed, wide trails, with less slow technical stuff. Our St Helen and Wendigo Watch events are perfect for these trucks as they have long powerline sections (think rolling whoops and jumps), along with lots of sandy/snowy trails, depending on season. We post upcoming events on IG (@CatchMeOffroad), FB (Midwest Offroad Expeditions), and our website (www.catchmeoffroad.com). You can also PM me to be added to our email list if you wish!

I'll post our next event here as well once we have more info; all of our events are fully insured and permitted by the Michigan DNR/Forest Service, and lately it has taken much longer than usual to get the permits due to govt shutdowns. Stay tuned though, and we will have something soon!
 
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At your service! We will have 4-5 TRX's in our group within a couple months, so our next few events will probably be focused on more of high-speed, wide trails, with less slow technical stuff. Our St Helen and Wendigo Watch events are perfect for these trucks as they have long powerline sections (think rolling whoops and jumps), along with lots of sandy/snowy trails, depending on season. We post upcoming events on IG (@CatchMeOffroad), FB (Midwest Offroad Expeditions), and our website (www.catchmeoffroad.com). You can also PM me to be added to our email list if you wish!

I'll post our next event here as well once we have more info; all of our events are fully insured and permitted by the Michigan DNR/Forest Service, and lately it has taken much longer than usual to get the permits due to govt shutdowns. Stay tuned though, and we will have something soon!

Awesome - I'm stoked that you have some events coming together and TRX's joining in the fun! I'll follow the group online and will PM you to join the mailing list.
 

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I've been thinking of doing Imogene Pass for quite some time. I just love the whole Durango, Silverton, Ouray, area. has anyone done it with a big truck like a Raptor? I was under the impression it was more of a Wrangler/quad type of trail.

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I've been thinking of doing Imogene Pass for quite some time. I just love the whole Durango, Silverton, Ouray, area. has anyone done it with a big truck like a Raptor? I was under the impression it was more of a Wrangler/quad type of trail.

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2 years ago my buddy took a Raptor on several trails (not Imogene Pass...because we did not go there, but I am sure it will fit on non-peak Jeep day). H1/Humvees fit, just extra 3pt turn on some/many switch backs. Here is a good link for Ouray CO trails/roads (2019) list most all trails. We go there every year in August. It is a blast. If I get a TRX before then, I will take it there.
 

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Ive wheeled all over Colorado for the last 20 years and been in Mile Hi Jeep Club and started Colorado Classic Broncos. I did Imogene in my 2016 PW when it was 3 days old. On the Telluride side it is tight for a big truck and will give you a pucker factor from the shelf road. If you do it look for these secret spot where you can get a cool waterfall photo on the east side. Not to many people know about it but there is a little spur road when you are coming down the east side that will take you here. I also have my own private trail access on the outskirts of Estes Park if anyone ends up in this area. A great area for these trucks would also be the Walden Sand Dunes west of Fort Collins. If you have questions about a trail in Colorado don't hesitate to ask as Ive probably done it.
 

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Ive wheeled all over Colorado for the last 20 years and been in Mile Hi Jeep Club and started Colorado Classic Broncos. I did Imogene in my 2016 PW when it was 3 days old. On the Telluride side it is tight for a big truck and will give you a pucker factor from the shelf road. If you do it look for these secret spot where you can get a cool waterfall photo on the east side. Not to many people know about it but there is a little spur road when you are coming down the east side that will take you here. I also have my own private trail access on the outskirts of Estes Park if anyone ends up in this area. A great area for these trucks would also be the Walden Sand Dunes west of Fort Collins. If you have questions about a trail in Colorado don't hesitate to ask as Ive probably done it.
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