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Last minute! But planning on wheeling tomorrow at Tuttle Creek, near Manhattan KS. Gonna be traveling from the KC area early in the morning and make a day trip out of it. Wanted to put it out there and see if anyone was interested!





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Last minute! But planning on wheeling tomorrow at Tuttle Creek, near Manhattan KS. Gonna be traveling from the KC area early in the morning and make a day trip out of it. Wanted to put it out there and see if anyone was interested!
I get to Manhattan often, but have never been to the ORV park. I’m new to off-reading. Are there many easy to moderate trails and are they identified on a map? I won’t be able to go tomorrow, but would love to get out there sometime this spring.
 
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I get to Manhattan often, but have never been to the ORV park. I’m new to off-reading. Are there many easy to moderate trails and are they identified on a map? I won’t be able to go tomorrow, but would love to get out there sometime this spring.
I will let you know. It is my first time going out there. From what I hear there is a little something for everyone.
 

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How was the wheeling at Tuttle with the JL? I've been up there several times but never with a rig as expensive as my JLUR and I'm a bit concerned about body damage/pin striping.
 
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How was the wheeling at Tuttle with the JL? I've been up there several times but never with a rig as expensive as my JLUR and I'm a bit concerned about body damage/pin striping.
just got done removing the 75 lbs of mud that was left over. Lol. It wasn’t too bad. Pin striping was very minimal. The trails seemed to be pretty well maintained in that aspect.

However, I did manage to crunch by drivers side taillight. Tbh, it was more driver error than anything. I had to reverse just slightly to bump up a ledge and just barely kissed a small tree after stopping and sliding about a foot due to mud. Cracked the plastic.

I’m on a 2.5 in lift, 37s with steel bumpers etc... JLUR did great. I didn’t attempt some obstacles just because I knew my Jeep wasn’t capable without risking some major damage or breakage, but it went up and down most ledges, rock faces fairly well. A couple butt pucker moments, but it performed surprisingly well for being a longer wheel base in that trail system.

Overall, it was a good time. There are some pretty gnarly rock faces, but also just simple trails with the occasional mud bog. I do wish it was better marked. Following the map was helpful, but you can get turned around in there pretty quick with the lack of signage etc.
 

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Did you wheel with the top and doors on? I'm heading up there this weekend and just trying to prepare. Thanks.
 
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Did you wheel with the top and doors on? I'm heading up there this weekend and just trying to prepare. Thanks.
softop and doors.

Would’ve preferred no doors and no top but rain was in the forecast.
I would prefer no doors/top on a dry day. The mud would’ve been a nightmare for the interior(if doorless), but I’d rather clean than risk dented doors.
Damage is possible there. Just have a spotter and drive safe.
 

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Please just be respectful if you come across any massasauga rattlesnakes. TC is one of their last strongholds in the state. Awesome little snakes. I miss seeing them since I have left NE KS.
 

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