Imogene & Ophir Pass, CO

  1. Greg@RME

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    This was a few weeks ago, my first real offroad trip in the Gladiator. We normally run Imogene and Black Bear Pass together, making a loop but Black Bear STILL wasn't opened due to extensive trail damage from last Winter. We started in Ouray, drove up Imogene and over to Telluride. Had lunch at a great Italian place in town, then went back over the mountain by way of Ophir Pass.

    I have to say, I'm super impressed with the way this thing rides. IMO the Fox 2.0 shocks that come on the Gladiator are valved too lightly, but the coil springs, control arm lengths, push-button disconnect sway bar and even the 33" tires all make for one decent riding 4x4. We did scrape the trailer hitch a couple times, the undercarrige once or twice, but that was it. The San Juan mountain trails are rougher than I've seen them, LOTS of runoff moving material down the mountain and washing the roads out. There were still big snow drifts on Imogene and Ophir has massive swaths of trees that were knocked down due to avalanches.... it was impressive how many slide paths there are up there!

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    Someone in a rental Jeep rolled back over the shoulder of the road and a few experienced Jeepers hooked up a winch pulling sideways and a strap tugging forward to keep the rental from tumbling down the hill.

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    Even managed to get it on 3 wheels!

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    Lunch!

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    Ophir Pass-

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    Sorbs Well-Known Member

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    Greg@RME

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    I didn't, not too big on the badges honestly. :)
     
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    willemlock Well-Known Member

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    Nice one!! I better get back out there you have more than me

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    willemlock Well-Known Member

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    They make cool key rings also if your not into sticking them on your car
     
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    Greg@RME

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    That's not a bad idea.
     
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