Aspen, Colorado is an acclaimed all-season paradise surrounded by unspoiled wilderness, including the famous Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness within White River National Forest. It's truly a world-class destination with something for everyone.
The central trail area includes Aspen, Crested Butte, and Marble. Also, by being based out of Aspen, we'll be within range of both the Glenwood Springs and Leadville trail areas. Trail research thus far has revealed a small-but-absolutely-stunning network of trails very close to Aspen itself. Notable tracks include: Lead King Basin, Pearl Pass, Taylor Pass, and Montezuma Basin. In the Leadville vicinity, the Half Moon Gulch and Lost Canyon trails could be within range while in the other direction we could hit the Transfer Trail, Grizzly Jeep Trail, Adams Lake, and Coffee Pot Road just north of Glenwood Springs. There's more than enough terrain to explore with our 200s!
A more relaxed experience
Aside from a brand new location, what else can you expect this year?
Colorado never disappoints as an offroad destination. The scenery is some of the best in the world, the trails are well-maintained, and every adventure leaves the traveler with memories for a lifetime. Our first few events primarily focused on covering as much ground trail-wise as possible during the event.
This past year we started to get more feedback from folks that we honestly took as a pleasant surprise: people want a slightly more relaxed pace in order to have more time to get to know others in the group, explore the area and town, talk shop, see trucks, and engage with sponsors.
We've taken this feedback to heart and will factor it into our planning for this year's event. You should expect trail plans that include time to enjoy the scenery, take pictures, maybe go on a hike, and enjoy lunch at an old mine.
At the same time, we will certainly accommodate those who prefer a more aggressive schedule in order to hit as many trails as possible. Overall, we will be very mindful of striking the right balance among prescriptive planning, relaxation, and spontaneity.
There will be more info to come soon, folks.
About the LCDC
The Land Cruiser Destination Club (LCDC) consists of a group of 200-series Land Cruiser enthusiasts from the IH8MUD 200-Series community. The inaugural event was a trip to Ouray, CO in 2015 followed by a second annual trip to Ouray during the summer of 2016. The group descended upon beautiful Breckenridge, CO for our third annual event in August of 2017.
The purpose is simple: to enjoy amazing places with our Land Cruisers.