Jeep Trails Near Canon City


The Jeep Wrangler is truly a one-of-a-kind SUV, and it has been since 1941. Colorado is a perfect match for the wrangler. There are so many areas & trails that can put your jeep to the test.  Just in Southern  Colorado alone there are over 50 trails & scenic drives that will take your breath away. On this page City Auto Plaza has made it easy to choose your style, level and experience needed on some of Colorado's beautiful trails.  We've made maps with trails you may have been missing out on! From zero off-road experience to expert rock crawlers, we've got you covered.  Please be sure to look at our suggested ratings, trail info and beware of possible obstacles that may not be mentioned here.

  • If you're looking for nice & simple weekend drive near Cañon City, check out our 0-2.0 rated trails below or by clicking here.
  • Maybe you're looking for a little more than a 0-2 rated trail. With the appropriate equipped Wrangler & novice to intermediate driving experience the 2.5-3.0 rated trails might be more for your style. View some of Colorado's most beautiful sceneries by clicking here or go to levels 2.5-3.0 below. 
  • Some of you maybe equipped and ready to add some more challenging obstacles, or may even be ready to take it to the extreme. If either of these seem to fit you then the 3.5-5 levels is where you want to be.  With many 3.5 rated trails near Cañon City, these by far are not the toughest but usually even Stock Rubicons will make it through.  You'll probably have to use some technique & may need guided through in areas.  Besides the 3.5 rated trails, we've mapped out some EXTREME 4-5 level trails that are for experienced to expert drivers. Click Here or view the 3.5-5 rated trails below. 
  • You can also find a good mixture of easy to extreme trails right here in Fremont County, including one of Colorado's highest rated trails in Penrose, Colorado. Click Here to check them out for your self  or see local trails option below. 


 


 

RATED 0-1
The zero rating usually includes county dirt roads with minor rutted areas. Roads are suggested to able to go in  2wd and enough clearance  with stock jeeps. 4wd is a possibility on these trails but not as likely with good weather conditions. The "One" ratings is also dirt roads but with only light maintenance with small obstacles & more ruts are possible. Usually trails are able to be ran in 2wd with a higher chance of needed 4wd every now and then in areas. 


RATED 2.0
This rating includes trails suggested to have mre rutted & washed out areas. Possible mud and small water crossings (6-8inches or less) depending on weather conditions. 4wd is reccomended under most circumstances unless great weather occurs then 2wd is possible in areas with proper ground clearance.  



RATED 2.5-3.0
These ratings are a little bit more difficult & include challenges that yes, stock jeep can usually complete. Please be aware & 
always drive safely over obstacles.  A lot of times trails that are rated 3 and higher don't have two vehicle width roads but have frequent passing areas available.  4wd is recommended for the majority of these trails but mostly 4-high.  Use of 4-low and lockers typically are needed here.  


 

RATED 3.5
Levels 3.5 and higher are defiantly trails to have some fun on. These trails are not suggested for drivers out on the trails for the first time or at least be sure to have someone with you in case of any tricky areas. We 
 recommend having experience and being able to be guided through areas of the trails.  These trails will include semi-deep ruts, med-large obstacles to go up or be guided through. Conditions will can also  include rocky, sandy or muddy surfaces that could be tricky to navigate through. Stock Rubicons can usually make it through these trails with ease, but you still need to be aware and use caution at all times to be safe.  Don't have a Rubicon? Our suggestion for 3.5 rated trails is at least a 2.5'' lift or higher for ground clearance, at least 31''-33'' tires and 4wd will be needed throughout the majority of these trails. 4-low may be needed in areas. Good time to try out your downhill assist in your jeep. A lot of these trails have areas to go around obstacles if your not quite set up yet.  Most of these trails also have multiple passing areas but majority of the trails are one vehicle width. Please be courteous and share the road when passing section come up. 


RATED 4-5
These trails are absolutely amazing and can give you a huge adrenaline rush!  While your out rock climbing you'll be going over not just rocks but huge boulders in areas. You'll get to get a front row seat to  Colorado's beautiful outdoors. Some of the trails seem to be extreme from start to finish. You'll also find some trails in the 4-5 rated areas that look fairly easy to get through. The reason for these trails are due to areas of the trail that don't have go around sections.  Certain areas have obstacles that without the proper setup & equipment it is impossible to get through. Stock jeeps are not suggested to attempt these areas. You will not have enough clearance for areas of these trails.  These trails you'll need to make sure you have plenty of ground clearance, tires are suggested to be 37'' or bigger. Some trails will post the minimum requirements to make it through.  Both lockers are apart of the requirements. Suggestions on these trails include strong winches, common used parts & tools to be taken with you, excellent driving skills & experience.  You're best to go in groups that can guide each other through areas of difficulty.  Without proper equipped vehicles these trails often fight back with areas that could cause vehicle damage, break down, rollover ect. Maybe your rig is not set up for these type of trails & that is totally fine. But if you find a date that groups are going out to these trails even as a spectator you'll be amazed watching the pros hit the trails. 
 



 
 
 
 

 







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