Topless

Total Miles
1.5

Elevation

2,148.89 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

9

Difficult

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Take your off-road experience to the extreme! This is one of seven rock crawling trails located just a few miles west of Montrose, Colorado, in the Dry Creek Rock Crawling (DCRC) area of the Uncompahgre Plateau. Always come prepared for rescue. Download maps in case of no cellular service.

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Topless

Difficulty

These roads and trails are for the most advanced off-roaders only. Off-camber trail with deep holes and large rocks that may exceed axle height. Expect erosion, loose rocks, sand, washes, shelves, and deep mud holes. Obstacles and ledges up to 8 feet and near-vertical grades 15-18 feet tall. Potential for deep water crossings with strong currents. Caution: Vehicle damage and roll-overs are likely.

Technical Rating

9

Status Reports

Mathew White
Mar 31, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
The three major obstacles are 4-6' wall climbs, with lots of smaller (2'-4' diameter) rocks and boulders strewn almost continuously along the remainder of the route. The tree for which the trail is named still stands, but does not present much of a problem since it has grown up and is at least 8" above the top of our tallest rig. The second wall presented challenges to the longer wheelbase vehicles, but TJ's and the like climb right up. Great trail. Count on roughly 3 hours, more if you have to stack rocks.

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