Tabeguache 4×4 Trail

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16 Responses to “Tabeguache 4×4 Trail”

  • IntrepidXJ Says:

    Just a quick comment…..I drove the Dry Creek section of the trail today on my way home from Silverton. It is a drivable route. I may make that section optional on the official trail, though. As soon as I have a chance, I will update this page and the GPS track files.

  • Simon Says:

    I’m trying to plan a bike trip of the Tabeguache Trail and there isn’t a whole lot of info out there. These pics and descriptions help a lot, especially when I can’t get out there to explore it on my own. Thanks a lot!
    -Simon

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  • Simon Says:

    Hi, do you recall how well the trail is marked? We are biking this things end of Sept. I’ve got maps, and have been ass deep in Google earth the past couple of weeks marking the trail out. I will have a GPS with me, but trail marks are a lot easier to follow. Thank you!!

    -Simon

  • IntrepidXJ Says:

    I can’t speak for the singletrack/atv sections (which are the minority, though) but the trail was marked well. All of the intersections that you need to turn at are signed.

  • Simon Says:

    Thats good news! Thanks! And thanks again for putting all the pictures and map recommendations up. You’re the first, and only person I have found with first hand knowledge of the trail. We did the Kokopelli last year, so I suppose the Paradox will be next year. I see you’ve been exploring that one too! Thanks!

    -Simon

  • IntrepidXJ Says:

    I was hoping to get back on part of the Tabeguache this year to try and update my current info on the trail, but I just haven’t had a chance. Same goes for the Paradox…..I need to scout the Uncompahgre section of the Paradox some more. I’m glad my current info will help you out. When you ride the trail, I’d certainly be interested in any further info you could provide, weather it be a trip report, photos or even better…some GPS tracks 😉

  • Simon Says:

    I will defiantly have some GPS tracks, pics, and more info. If you’re interested, i just found out that Bing maps actually has the whole trail mapped out. Its not named the Tabeguache Trail on the map but it has all the sections highlighted. Even the Roubideau pack trail so you can see where the trail goes through all the drainage’s.

  • Simon Says:

    I do have GPS tracks from the Kokopelli if you’re interested.

  • John Says:

    I ‘stumbled’ across the Tabeguache last summer on a trip to Las Vegas. I am a native and have gone through Montrose/GJ/Delta/etc thousands of times and never thought much about what was beyond, but last year decided I was going to find out what was up there on my way west.

    I plan on heading back when the snow melts in 2011 (July maybe?). This time with the sole intent of exploration. I will be driving a 4×4 4runner, and carrying both a mountain bike and Honda Trail 110. I am looking for ANY resources on the area. Already have the BLM/FS maps, but given the level of coverage of much of the rest of the state, this area seems fairly unknown.

    My plan is to use the Honda trail bike as much as possible, since it moves much more quickly than I can pedal, and I am of an age where hard pedalling uphill has lost its attraction. Do you know of any resources that identify which trails are open/limited/closed?

  • IntrepidXJ Says:

    John- The best resource to identify which tails are open/limited/closed in this area would be the Motorized Vehicle Use Map (MVUM).

    You can download a PDF copy here: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5191045.pdf

    Or you can get a free copy from the Forest Service office.

  • Dustin Says:

    So I did this trail from start to finish yesterday in my Jeep, great trail I really enjoyed it. I have a jk 08 lifted with 33s. In some areas I did bottom out once or twice, but there are bypases for those areas and in a few spots the brush is over the road leaving trail scars on my jeep. It could use some up keep in those areas so you dont get those scratches, but I had a great time. I started in Grand Junction where Bangs Canyon is and went all the way throguh, it took me 4 1/2 hours, I did stop on occasion to take pictures and just check things out. The trail was about 18 miles long and I came out at WhiteWater when I had finished. I would give this trail a 6 for difficult, and 10 for the views. (Be sure you know what your doing when jeeping, there are spots that will be rough and hard to get through). Enjoy

  • IntrepidXJ Says:

    Did you get permission from the landowner on the Highway 141 side when you crossed his property?

  • Quinn Says:

    Thanks for this great information. Would you happen to have any contact information for the land owner at HW 141. I would like to contact him to get permission to cross his place. I drove through there back in the 80s but never met the land owner.

  • IntrepidXJ Says:

    I don’t have contact info for the owner….I have never tried to go through the property before

  • West_ok Says:

    Any updates? Sounds like they are working on making the connection at why 141! Thanks