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Using Your Guidebook; Current Conditions

Posted on: July 20th, 2023

Trail changes are just a part of the game. But here at FunTreks, we’ve got your back to keep you in the know. Our guidebook is packed with all the tools you need to handle whatever comes your way.

Let me share a recent trail change I checked out using our trusty guidebook. This is a routine thing we do to double-check updates submitted on the FunTreks website.

Trail #23 – Little Dolores Canyon
Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails 4th Edition

A loyal customer sent us an update and a snapshot of a gate blocking the trail entrance. No worries, my first move was to scout for recent mapping info online. Luckily, Colorado’s got the Colorado Trail Explorer website, and it didn’t take long to find the exact section I was after. Boom! There it was, a clear break in the BLM road, backing up what the customer reported.

I didn’t stop there. I picked up the phone and dialed the number listed under “Current Conditions” in our guidebook.

A friendly voice on the other end knew all about the situation and told me that the gate was legit, but fear not – there was another route to access the trail. She even took the time to show me where it was on the map. Super helpful!

The new entrance looks like this. You will find the finished update located on the trail page located on FunTreks website.

Remember, private land gates can pop up in our offroad world. Stay calm when you stumble upon one. The BLM and National Forest crews are working hard to keep trails open and figure out alternate routes in case of closures. And yeah, we get it – sometimes finding info can be a wild goose chase. That’s why we’ve put in the effort to give you the right tools in our guidebook, connecting you with the folks who’ve got the info.


Oh, and remember to hit us up with any updates you have. Whether it’s trail changes, conditions, or just a good ol’ trail review, it could be a game-changer for the next person.


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