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This is a discussion on Vacation Next Year within the General Member Discussions forums, part of the The RANGER STATION ~ Rangers and RZRs category; Anyone been to Lake City, CO or Ouray, CO? We are looking at going to this area late June next year. Any suggestions on trails, ...

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    Anyone been to Lake City, CO or Ouray, CO? We are looking at going to this area late June next year. Any suggestions on trails, things to see and do in the area? I already have the Trails Guide book for the area.
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    Go on YouTube and print: lake city colorado vacation off road trails
    I found tons of videos, also:

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    Lake City is part of the Alpine loop, the trails also connect to Silverton. The best part of both towns is that they provide access to the trails and you can ride in town, however, in Silverton there is a restricted route. If you stay in Lake City, it is a 20-25 mile ride either over Engineer or Cinnamon pass to get to the other trails. We have camped on both sides and prefer Silverton side, but Silverton is really busy during the fourth of July, dusty and rude people, and Lake City seems more civilized during that time. There is a mine tour at the Old Hundred, the Silverton Museum is worth seeing (I'm not a museum person), and the Durango Silverton Train. Animas Fork is a ghost town and can be driven to by Truck (bumpy road) and all is right out of Silverton. The town usually has a fireworks display if conditions allow. You would have to trailer your ride to the trails from Ouray. The highway that connects Silverton to Ouray is called the Million Dollar Highway and has Spectacular views

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    Thanks for the input. The wife, and I, really want to ride the train. We have gone ahead and reserved a VRBO house between Durango and Silverton, for the last week of June. I've decided we will probably trailer to Silverton and ride out of there. We would really like to do the Alpine loop. I think I have read that if you start in, and return to, Silverton its like 78 miles. That may too long for some in my group. I have read that Lake City doesn't allow OHV in the city limits but there are shuttle services. I've been looking at some maps and guide books, seems like there are plenty of shorter trips to take the family on. The loop may be a long day for just the guys to take, grandma and the grandkids may to want sit that one out. DH357, my son-in-law, is going too.
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    Gemery, We're staying in Silverton mid to late July of this year. Its legal to ride through Lake City to complete the Alpine Loop. Make sure any kids going along on the trip have helmets because all children are required to wear a helmet even in a side by side. Make sure you ride Yankee Boy Basin, Governor Basin and Imogene Pass, the trail head is near Ouray, its very beautiful, but as early as your going it may not be open. Most of the passes are open by the 4th of July, so if your going in late June you may run into snow. I've been there several times, so if you have any questions give me a holler.
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    Thank you sir, We had a blast last year, rode out of Pitkin a couple of days. The rear cage fits the 570 perfectly. I was able to put some snaps on my poly roof and the tarp worked too. I used two heavy dog collars to tie the two roll cages together and keep the bed from dumping accidently. Attachment 124507
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    Awesome! Glad the cage worked for you guys!
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    Where do you get info in atving vacations in Sliverton ?? Mother is planning a vacation and would like to ride there after seeing the video. Fly in and rent a sxs. They must have rentals somewhere there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stainlessman View Post
    Where do you get info in atving vacations in Sliverton ?? Mother is planning a vacation and would like to ride there after seeing the video. Fly in and rent a sxs. They must have rentals somewhere there.



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    2018 ranger 900 XP full size. from sky motorsports of Lake wales fl
    KOLPIN 6.0 gun boot+bed mount for the AR. from kolpin.com
    KOLPIN KXP Rhino Grip XL Double Set for Polaris Ranger Lock N Ride UTV 21517
    Multi-Vent front Shield W/HardCoat (77-9525) and rear(77-9600). from utvheadquarters.com
    heavy duty aluminum roof. from Marty at whomoto.com
    Hornet R-3024 Ranger Hi Lift UTV Jack and mount. from ebay
    20" LED green Light Bar/120 Watts/Waterproof. from TexStar Lighting 936-337-4333
    6" round white LED lights under bed. from ebay
    4500 lb KFI front winch. from ebay
    ITP MUDLIGHT XL tires ( 25 x 11-12; 489 on fronts and 25 x 12-12; 489 on rears) no rubbing from ebay
    POLARIS brush guard. from polaris

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