Trail Ratings

 
14Picketwire02
Very Easy: 0 out of 10: Paved or graded gravel
Example: Boreas Pass
Risk of damage: negligible
Required: any vehicle
Recommended: AWD or 4WD
Driving Skill: no off-road skill needed
14LumpGulch17
Easy: 1-2 out of 10: Dirt road with ruts and/or small rocks
Example: Switzerland Trail
Risk of damage: negligible
Required: AWD or 4WD, (some exceptions may be made for off-road modified 2WD vehicles such as pre-runner trucks or Baja bugs)
Recommended: Low range transfer case, front and rear tow points, high ground clearance (most stock SUVs)
Driving Skill: Beginners recommended
Moderate: 3-4 out of 10: Rutted and/or rocky, rocks up to 12”, side tilt to 20º, narrow shelf road possible
Example: Ute Creek
Risk of damage: low
Required: 4WD, low range transfer case, high ground clearance (most stock SUVs)
Recommended: front and rear tow points, additional clearance (lift), 28 inch or larger tires,
Driving Skill: Beginners welcome, Novice recommended
14MinersGulch13
Challenging: 5-6 out of 10: Rocks frequent and large (more than 12”), holes frequent or deep (12″), grades to 25º and side tilt to 30º, water crossings to 20″ and may have strong currents
Example: Wheeler Lake
Risk of damage: moderate
Required: 4WD, low range transfer case, front and rear tow points, additional clearance (lift), 28 inch or larger tires
Recommended: traction control (one locker or two limited slips), 3 inch lift or higher, 30 inch tires or larger
Driving Skill: Beginners accepted, Novice welcome, Journeyman recommended
14BlackDragon35
Difficult: 7-8 out of 10: Heavy rock and/or severe ruts, obstacles frequent and very tough, steep grades to 25º and can be loose or rocky, side hill to 30º, water crossings may exceed 30″ in depth, body damage or mechanical breakdown likely
Example: Spring Creek
Risk of damage: high
Required: 4WD, low range transfer case, front and rear tow points, traction control (one locker or two limited slips), 3 inch lift or higher, 30 inch tires or larger Recommended: traction control (2 lockers), 4.5 inch lift or higher, 31 inch tires or larger, full roll cage, winch
Driving Skill: Beginners not recommended, Novice accepted, Journeyman welcome, expert recommended
14MinersGulch21
Extreme: 9-10+ out of 10: Severe conditions, impassable by stock vehicles, impassable under anything but ideal conditions, winching may be required, vehicle damage probable, personal injury possible
Example: Carnage Buena Vista
Risk of damage: probable
Required: 4WD, low range transfer case, front and rear tow points, traction control (2 lockers), 4.5 inch lift or higher, 33 inch tires or larger, full roll cage, winch
Recommended: purpose built rock buggy
Driver Skill: Beginners and Novice not recommended, Journeyman accepted, expert recommended
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