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Rabbit Ears Pass Trail

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by chamberman1979, Jul 1, 2017.

  1. Jul 1, 2017 at 5:33 PM
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    chamberman1979

    chamberman1979 [OP] 2016 TRD PRO

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    Well I finally got my ears wet (no pun intended) took this baby up as far as I could up the trail that leads to the Rabbit Ears in Steamboat Springs. I was the only one who took a vehicle up there, every one else was hiking. I went as far as I could, probably 3/4 of the way up then we hiked the rest to the top. It could have gotten tricky if I went further, after all it was me with my wife and two young children, no backup if I got stuck! Towards the top there was a huge snow pile and water crossings in mud (no rock bottom) so it was probably a good decision. It was really steep I'd say at least 45 to 55 degree grade in loose gravel so I do not have the balls to attempt that yet! I went farther than I probably should have based on my experience but this 4runner ate it up no problem...just think if an experienced driver would have been at the helm! I love this truck!
     
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  2. Jul 1, 2017 at 6:00 PM
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    chamberman1979

    chamberman1979 [OP] 2016 TRD PRO

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  3. Jul 1, 2017 at 6:18 PM
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    Dimhof

    Dimhof More is better

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    Been up there myself. The last 1,000 feet are interesting for sure
     
  4. Jul 1, 2017 at 8:14 PM
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    chamberman1979

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    Out of curiosity what would you rate that trail? Moderate...Difficult...Black Diamond, ect...? I cannot imagine driving up that last stretch unless I was alone and had a recreational vehicle...I definitely could have made it farther than I did but this is my primary vehicle and I was alone essentially...but it was great experience! Gave me alot more confidence as I was going down lincoln creek road up by independence pass near Aspen without a care in world...water crossings galore! Made me realize this is a machine built for greatness! I just gotta step my game up as the pilot!
     
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  5. Jul 1, 2017 at 9:11 PM
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    Dimhof

    Dimhof More is better

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    Beginning easy, last steep pitch moderate...maybe. I went in august last year and it was pretty much dirt the whole incline. There were stock block style chevys and fords up there. I foolishly gunned it without proper inspection and thankfully had no problem making it up
     
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