Moab - October? Ouray - September?

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Can't Wait. I'm already working on a plan for May. I might like to squeeze in a couple Colorado trails while out there.
Fantastic I am up for 3-5 days in Colorado prior to Moab..... or a week LoL... you know how it goes sometimes...... :CWL::like:





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Last year on Colorado pass trails that were open, I had the same experiences. It felt like I was on a poorly organized event. From Colorado I went up into the Bighorns in Wyoming and was eerily alone until the BigHorn Jeep Jamboree. Before the event, on the trails I saw pretty much every N. American wild animal but a Griz. It was like Yellowstone without people. BTW, Big Horn Jeep Jam was a good one.
I need to make a trip to Wyoming and Montana. And Idaho. Lol
 

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Leaves are changing in Ouray now and the weather was great. I don't know how long that will last, but it was an awesome trip and the views are epic. My choice over Moab, though I still love Moab and will be getting there next month myself.
After some back and forth debate... I think we're gonna try to do Ouray in 2 weeks if the weather holds up. I had no idea that Moab was so busy in October. There are almost no camping spots with electric access. I'd rather do Moab next spring I think.

So we might miss all the leaves changing in Ouray, but the trails and views should still be epic. As long as no snow, should be a fun time. Our travel trailer is heated so colder temps don't bother me. If anything, hoping it won't be as busy and less SXS on the trails.

Does anyone know... If we went to the top of the Black Bear... do you think a group or couple jeeps would let someone tag along and help spot going into telluride? I feel like last year, everyone was super nice and helpful. But I'm always nervous to ask and don't want to slow anyone down. I didn't know if anyone ever does that though.
 
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After some back and forth debate... I think we're gonna try to do Ouray in 2 weeks if the weather holds up. I had no idea that Moab was so busy in October. There are almost no camping spots with electric access. I'd rather do Moab next spring I think.

So we might miss all the leaves changing in Ouray, but the trails and views should still be epic. As long as no snow, should be a fun time. Our travel trailer is heated so colder temps don't bother me. If anything, hoping it won't be as busy and less SXS on the trails.

Does anyone know... If we went to the top of the Black Bear... do you think a group or couple jeeps would let someone tag along and help spot going into telluride? I feel like last year, everyone was super nice and helpful. But I'm always nervous to ask and don't want to slow anyone down. I didn't know if anyone ever does that though.
There’s a small turnout right before the steps where you can enjoy the views until someone comes along.
 

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Are you still planning on Ouray next month? Trying to decide if we go back to ouray this year or try moab. There are several trails in Ouray that we didn't do last year. Black Bear was one of them. I don't feel comfortable doing without a spotter. I also showed the wife some videos and she said "nope". haha.
Yea we are! Looking like the week of 10/5. Then to Moab via Rim Rocker towards end of week
 

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Yea we are! Looking like the week of 10/5. Then to Moab via Rim Rocker towards end of week
Shoot! I'm gonna miss you by a week. We're gonna be in Ouray 10/11-10/15. We wanted to go the week you are, but work just won't allow it. We talked about doing Moab after but I couldn't find a post for our travel trailer. So gonna do that next spring. If your plans change, send me a PM.
 
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Shoot! I'm gonna miss you by a week. We're gonna be in Ouray 10/11-10/15. We wanted to go the week you are, but work just won't allow it. We talked about doing Moab after but I couldn't find a post for our travel trailer. So gonna do that next spring. If your plans change, send me a PM.
I saw a bunch of rv hook-ups on Airbnb, strangely. Have you tried there?
 

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After some back and forth debate... I think we're gonna try to do Ouray in 2 weeks if the weather holds up. I had no idea that Moab was so busy in October. There are almost no camping spots with electric access. I'd rather do Moab next spring I think.

So we might miss all the leaves changing in Ouray, but the trails and views should still be epic. As long as no snow, should be a fun time. Our travel trailer is heated so colder temps don't bother me. If anything, hoping it won't be as busy and less SXS on the trails.

Does anyone know... If we went to the top of the Black Bear... do you think a group or couple jeeps would let someone tag along and help spot going into telluride? I feel like last year, everyone was super nice and helpful. But I'm always nervous to ask and don't want to slow anyone down. I didn't know if anyone ever does that though.
we will be out there starting on the 14th, would love somebody to run Black Bear with. Never done it either
 

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we will be out there starting on the 14th, would love somebody to run Black Bear with. Never done it either
The 14th might be my last day, but hit me up. Not sure I can convince the wife to do BB with me though.
 

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Didn’t read all 8pages but I’ll be wheeling in Ouray on October 9,10,11 and climbing Sneffels again on of those days. I did them all in the monsoon back in late July.
 

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I will be in Moab with another couple from the evening of 10/10 (technically tonight) til the morning of 10/17. Would love to meet up and go wheeling with some people. Let me know if anyone is interested in getting together.
 
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I will be in Moab with another couple from the evening of 10/10 (technically tonight) til the morning of 10/17. Would love to meet up and go wheeling with some people. Let me know if anyone is interested in getting together.
Right on! I’ll be there Monday to Saturday.
 
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Completely Stock 2-dr Rubi all good so far.
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