Monster Jeep in the Colorado Rockies

While hiking one day near the Ghost Town of St. Elmo, Colorado, I spotted an off-road trail that seemed like a nice diversion. As I hiked above the town, the trail began to get rockier and rockier, until somewhere along the way, the rocks turned into boulders. Knowing it to be a 4-wheel trail, it seemed impossible that this rough terrain was meant for vehicles. Until, much to my surprise, I heard the sound of an engine.

A Monster Jeep takes a rocky road to adventure in the Colorado Rockies.
Monster Jeep

After a time, it caught up to me, so I decided to take a few photos. We spent some time leapfrogging each other as they navigated the boulder field.

A Monster Jeep takes a rocky road to adventure in the Colorado Rockies.
Monster Jeep

At one point, there was such torque while trying to climb one particularly large boulder that it lifted one of the wheels off the ground!

A Monster Jeep takes a rocky road to adventure in the Colorado Rockies.
Monster Jeep

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Once through the boulders, they invited me to join them on their drive up to Iron Chest Mine above timberline at an elevation of 12,000 feet above sea level. But, that’s another blog entry …

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