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Run Descriptions

There are several trails to choose from at our annual Winter Fun event. They are always subject to change, but below is the basic outline.

When registering for the event, be sure to choose your first, second, and third preferences for trails. Trail assignments are on a first-come, first-served basis. And remember that groups who want to run together need to register together.

Contacts

EVENT CHAIRS
Kerry Dorn & David Law
925-322-0102
Email

REGISTRATION CHAIR
Donna Owens
530-788-2085
Email

VEHICLE/DRIVER REQUIREMENTS

Please download the complete Winter Fun trail guide at the link below. It contains important information regarding our driver expectations, vehicle restrictions, trail descriptions and staging instructions.

WINTER FUN TRAIL GUIDE

To ensure the best experience at the event, please be sure to read and understand the driver and vehicle requirements prior to registering for Winter Fun Festival.

Driver Expectations

Cooperation by participants is a key element of success for Winter Fun Fest. Drivers are expected to bring trail ready vehicles, understand their abilities and assist others, when necessary. The following will provide the best possible experience for all participants.

  1. No alcohol or cannabis products on the trail. The trails are conducted on public roadways and are subject state and federal laws.
  2. Follow safe driving practices and stay on the designated trail. Driving on snow can be dangerous. Icy conditions will be encountered and hills may result in slides. Drivers are expected to use good driving practices and limit travel to the designated trail.
  3. Drivers are responsible for the trail worthiness of their vehicle. This is an off road, four-wheel drive required, event. Vehicles that do not meet C4WDA safety requirements or the specific trail requirements could be denied access to the trail during staging.
  4. Drivers are required to have a GMRS radio.
  5. Know your limits. Choose a trail that matches both your driving experience and the capabilities of your vehicle.
  6. Staging positions will be determined by the Trail Crew. If you wish to travel as a group arrive together at the staging area.
  7. Keep the vehicle behind you AND the vehicle in front of you, in sight. You are responsible for not only watching the travelers behind you, but you are also expected to keep pace with the vehicle in front of you.
  8. Keep the tour moving. The trail crew will provide many opportunities to stop along the trail.  To ensure the tour ends as anticipated try keep your vehicle moving unless instructed to stop or there is a delay on the trail.
  9. Notify the Trail Crew by radio if you are delayed or need assistance. This will allow the Trail Crew to provide a timely response if needed.
  10. Owners are responsible for vehicle repairs on the trail. Carry the parts and tools you expect to need for your vehicle. The trail crew will assist you in clearing your vehicle from the trail. Should your vehicle prove unrepairable, you will be given a ride out in the next available empty seats.  The “buddy system” is encouraged, travel with friends or other club members who can assist you if necessary.
  11. Trail crew decisions are final. The trail crew is tasked with ensuring that each tour is a safe and enjoyable outing for all participants. Drivers that fail to meet these expectations and pose a serious safety threat to themselves or other participants could be escorted from the trail and or banned from future C4WDA events.

Avalanche Express Trail (FULL)

Saturday | Difficult

This run is full for the 2024 event.

Trail Description

This trail will venture into areas where there is deep snow and difficult terrain. There will potentially be opportunities to break track. The tour will continue to as far as time or trail conditions permit.  Drivers should be comfortable with driving in deep snow and assisting other vehicles that are stuck.

Communication      GMRS Channel 2     

Trail Schedule & Directions

Depart from the fairgrounds by 7:00 AM to ensure you reach the staging area with enough time to air down and complete the Safety/Tech Inspection.  Drivers meeting is 8:00 AM and departure from the staging area is 8:15 AM. The trail tour should conclude by Mid-Afternoon.

             I-80     Exit 160     Yuba Gap    1.4 mi to Staging Area       GPS:  39.303542   -120.606602

***You are responsible for finding your way to the staging area. Be sure to have a full tank of gas.

C4WDA Safety Requirements and Waiver Forms

Review and complete the C4WDA Safety Requirements and Waiver Forms included in your registration confirmation packet and present them to the Trail Crew during staging.

 Avalanche Express Requirements & Recommendations

Vehicles not meeting the C4WDA safety requirements and items 1 - 12 below could be denied access to the trail during staging.

  1. Gross vehicle weight rating of 6,250 pounds or less.
  2. Off road tires in excellent condition, minimum 35" tire size.
  3. Minimum 15" clearance between frame/unibody and ground.
  4. Tire deflation/inflation equipment.
  5. Maximum tire pressure 12 PSI. Trail Crew may recommend lower PSI due to trail conditions.
  6. Locking front and rear axles.
  7. Adequate vehicle recovery points front and rear.
  8. Winch and tow strap (kinetic or dynamic strap preferred).
  9. Winch control, tow strap and attachment gear stowed so they are easy to access on the trail.
  10. GMRS radio.
  11. Drinking water and Lunch/Food.
  12. Extra clothing, water resistant outerwear and snow boots for all participants.
  13. Blankets or sleeping bags for each person recommended.
  14. Shovel at least 8" wide recommended.
  15. Tool kit and spare parts for your vehicle recommended.

Blizzard Brigade Trail (FULL)

Saturday | Moderate

This run is full for the 2024 event.

Trail Description

This trail will involve moderately difficult conditions over diverse terrain. Snow depths will be moderate with occasional deep sections.  The trail will be broken but may not be well traveled.  Drivers should be comfortable with driving in snow and assisting other vehicles that are stuck.

Communication      GMRS Channel 3      

Trail Schedule & Directions

Depart from the fairgrounds by 8:00 AM to ensure you reach the staging area with enough time to air down and complete the Safety/Tech Inspection. The Drivers Meeting is 9:00 AM and departure from the staging area is 9:15 AM. The trail tour should conclude by Mid-Afternoon.

  Hwy 20 East     18 mi to Washington Rd      1.5 mi to Staging Area            GPS   39.333274   -120.803172

    ***You are responsible for finding your way to the staging area. Be sure to have a full tank of gas.

C4WDA Safety Requirements and Waiver Forms

Review and complete the C4WDA Safety Requirements and Waiver Forms included in your registration confirmation packet and present them to the Trail Crew during staging.

Blizzard Brigade Requirements and Recommendations

Vehicles not meeting the C4WDA safety requirements and items 1 - 11 below could be denied access to the trail during staging.

  1. Gross vehicle weight rating of 6,250 pounds or less.
  2. Off road tires in excellent condition, minimum 33” tire size.
  3. Minimum 13" clearance between frame/unibody and ground.
  4. Tire deflation/inflation equipment.
  5. Maximum tire pressure 15 PSI. Trail Crew may recommend a lower psi due to trail conditions.
  6. Adequate vehicle recovery points front and rear.
  7. Winch and tow strap (kinetic or dynamic strap recommended).
  8. Winch control, tow strap and attachment gear stowed so they are easy to access on the trail.
  9. GMRS radio.
  10. Drinking water and Lunch/Food.
  11. Extra clothing, water resistant outerwear and snow boots for all participants.
  12. Blankets or sleeping bags for each person recommended.
  13. Shovel at least 8" wide recommended.
  14. Locking front and rear differentials recommended.
  15. Tools kit and spare parts for your vehicle recommended.

Frostbite Extreme Trail (FULL)

Saturday | Extreme

Trail Description

This trail will venture into areas where there is deep snow and difficult terrain. There will potentially be opportunities to break track. The tour will continue to as far as time or trail conditions permit.  Drivers should be comfortable with driving in deep snow and assisting other vehicles that are stuck.

Communication      GMRS Channel 4    

Trail Schedule & Directions

Depart from the fairgrounds by 7:15 AM to ensure you reach the staging area with enough time to air down and complete the Safety/Tech Inspection. Drivers Meeting is 9:00 AM and departure from the staging area is 9:15 AM. The trail tour should conclude by Mid-Afternoon.

From Nevada City take Hwy 49 North for 18 miles. Turn right on Ridge Road and continue for 14 miles to the staging area at the Intersection of Mountain House Road.                              GPS   39.471899   -120.873767

*** You are responsible for finding your way to the staging area. Be sure to have a full tank of gas. Last place to fuel is in North San Juan.

C4WDA Safety Requirements and Waiver Forms

Review and complete the C4WDA Safety Requirements and Waiver Forms included in your registration confirmation packet and present them to the Trail Crew during staging.

Frostbite Extreme Requirements and Recommendations

Vehicles not meeting the C4WDA safety requirements and items 1 - 12 below could be denied access to the trail during staging.

  1. Gross vehicle weight rating of 6,250 pounds or less.
  2. Off road tires in excellent condition, minimum 37” tire size.
  3. Minimum 17" clearance between frame/unibody and ground.
  4. Tire deflation/inflation equipment
  5. Maximum tire pressure 12 PSI. Trail Crew may recommend lower PSI due to trail conditions.
  6. Front & rear locking axles.
  7. Adequate vehicle recovery points front and rear.
  8. Winch and tow strap.
  9. Winch control, tow strap and attachment gear stowed so they are easy to access on the trail.
  10. GMRS radio.
  11. Drinking water and Lunch/Food.
  12. Extra clothing, water resistant outerwear and snow boots for all participants.
  13. Blankets or sleeping bags for each person recommended.
  14. Shovel minimum 8" wide recommended.
  15. Tool kit and spare parts for your vehicle recommended.

Glacier Assault Trail (FULL)

Saturday | Moderate

Trail Description

This trail will involve moderately difficult conditions over diverse terrain.  Snow depths will be moderate with occasional deep sections.  The trail will be broken.  Drivers should be comfortable with driving in snow and assisting other vehicles that are stuck. 

Communication       GMRS   Channel 5          

Trail Schedule & Directions

Depart from the fairgrounds by 7:45 AM to ensure you reach the staging area with enough time to air down and complete the Safety/Tech Inspection. Driver’s Meeting is 9:00 AM and departure from the staging area is 9:15 AM. The trail tour should conclude by Mid-Afternoon.

I-80 East    Exit 158A   Emigrant Gap     Right and Right to Staging Area     GPS   39.297171   -120.672369

***You are responsible for finding your way to the staging area. Be sure to have a full tank of gas.

                                                  Last place for fuel     Nyack   Exit 156 

C4WDA Safety Requirements and Waiver Forms

Review and complete the C4WDA Safety Requirements and Waiver Forms included in your registration confirmation packet and present them to the Trail Crew during staging.

Glacier Assault Trail Requirements & Recommendations

Vehicles not meeting the C4WDA safety requirements and required items 1 - 11 below could be denied access to the trail during staging.

  1. Gross vehicle weight rating of 6,250 pounds or less.
  2. Off road tires in excellent condition, minimum 31” tire size.
  3. Minimum 12" clearance between frame/unibody and ground.
  4. Tire deflation/inflation equipment.
  5. Maximum tire pressure 15 PSI. Trail Crew may recommend a lower PSI due to trail conditions.
  6. Adequate vehicle recovery points front and rear.
  7. Tow strap (kinetic or dynamic strap preferred).
  8. Winch control, tow strap and attachment gear stowed so they are easy to access on the trail.
  9. GMRS radio.
  10. Drinking water and Lunch/Food.
  11. Extra clothing, water resistant outerwear and snow boots for all participants.
  12. Winch recommended.
  13. Locking front and rear differentials recommended.
  14. Shovel at least 8" wide recommended.
  15. Blankets or sleeping bags for each person recommended.
  16. Toolkit and spare parts for your vehicle recommended.

Historical Tour (FULL)

Saturday | Easy

Trail Description

The Historical Tour is a narrated drive through the Grass Valley/Northern Mines area.  Travel will mostly be on maintained County roads, with minimal 4WD use (though it is required), and participants should be prepared for the possibility of snow. 

Staging will be in the parking lot of the North Star Mining Museum located in the southeast corner of the four-way intersection of McCourtney Rd/Freeman Ln/Mill St/Allison Ranch Rd, just down from the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

The route will generally travel through historic Grass Valley to the South Yuba State Park, along the Yuba River, where we will see the Bridgeport covered bridge. This stop will be our first restroom opportunity.  From Bridgeport, we will travel north toward French Corral, North San Juan and Camptonville. Depending on weather and road conditions, we will travel to either Forest City or North Bloomfield (Malakoff Diggings S.P.) for our lunch stop. This will be our second restroom opportunity. Following lunch, we will return toward Grass Valley. Again, the route will be determined by weather & road conditions, as well as sites visited before lunch. We will drive through historic Nevada City, and time permitting, drive by the historic Empire Mine.

Additional points of interest of the day may include: The Lola Montez House, The Holbrooke Hotel, Phippen’s Blacksmith Shop, Oregon Creek covered bridge, Black Bart’s hideout, The National Hotel, and the Nevada City Assay Office.

The trip should be completed in the mid to late afternoon, but with plenty of time to prepare for Saturday night dinner.

Communication      GMRS Channel 9 or 17 (TBD at the time of staging).

Staging Area

Leave the Fairgrounds at 8:20am

Left out of Fairgrounds to 4-way Stop.  North Star Mining Museum Parking Lot on right.

Be sure to start with a full tank of gas, as we will cover 100 miles.

Trail Schedule

  1. Stage at the North Star Mining Museum parking lot at 8:30 AM
  2. Turn in your Tech Inspection to the Trail Leader
  3. Driver’s meeting at 8:45 AM
  4. Depart from staging at 9:00 AM
  5. Trail tour should be completed by mid/late afternoon.

Questions?       Contact: Will Corbett; 530-913-5728 (cell)

 

***Lunch provisions will be made on the trail for each participant

Klondike Extreme Trail

Saturday | Extreme

Trail Description

This trail will venture into areas where there is deep snow and difficult terrain. There will potentially be opportunities to break track. The tour will continue to as far as time or trail conditions permit.  Drivers should be comfortable with driving in deep snow and assisting other vehicles that are stuck.

Communication   GMRS Channel 6       

Trail Schedule & Directions

Depart from the fairgrounds by 8:00 AM to ensure you reach the staging area with enough time to air down and complete the Safety/Tech Inspection. Drivers Meeting is 9:45 AM and departure from the staging area is 10:00 AM. The trail tour should conclude by Mid-Afternoon.

                         I-80 East    Exit 165   Cisco      Staging on Right     GPS 39.308898   -120.544921

     ***You are responsible for finding your way to the staging area. Be sure to have a full tank of gas.

                                                               Gas Station at Staging Area                                                   

C4WDA Safety Requirements and Waiver Forms

Review and complete the C4WDA Safety Requirements and Waiver Forms included in your registration confirmation packet and present them to the Trail Crew during staging.

Klondike Extreme Requirements & Recommendations

Vehicles not meeting the C4WDA safety requirements and items 1 - 12 below could be denied access to the trail during staging.

  1. Gross vehicle weight rating of 6,250 pounds or less.
  2. Off road tires in excellent condition, minimum 37" tire size.
  3. Minimum 17" clearance between frame/unibody and ground.
  4. Tire deflation/inflation equipment.
  5. Maximum tire pressure 12 PSI. Trail Crew may recommend a lower PSI due to trail conditions.
  6. Locking front and rear axles.
  7. Adequate vehicle recovery points front and rear.
  8. Winch and tow strap (kinetic or dynamic strap preferred).
  9. Winch control and tow strap stowed so they are easy to access on the trail.
  10. GMRS radio.
  11. Drinking water and Lunch/Food.
  12. Extra clothing, water resistant outerwear and snow boots for all participants.
  13. Blankets or sleeping bags for each person recommended.
  14. Shovel at least 8" wide recommended.
  15. Tool kit and spare parts for your vehicle recommended.

Saturday Siberian Express (FULL)

Saturday | Difficult

Trail Description

This trail will involve moderately difficult conditions over diverse terrain.  Snow depths will be moderate with occasional deep sections.  The trail will be broken but may not be well traveled.  Drivers should be comfortable with driving in snow and assisting other vehicles that are stuck.

Communication    GMRS Channel 7 

Trail Schedule & Directions

Depart from the fairgrounds by 7:30 AM to ensure you reach the staging area with enough time to air down and complete the Safety/Tech Inspection. The Drivers Meeting is 9:00 AM and departure from the staging area is 9:15 AM. The trail tour should conclude by Mid-Afternoon.

From Nevada City take Hwy 49 North for 18 miles. Turn right on Ridge Road and continue for 14 miles to the staging area at the Intersection of Mountain House Road.                          GPS   39.471639   -120.873402

***You are responsible for finding your way to the staging area. Be sure to have a full tank of gas. Last place to fuel is in North San Juan. ***Give yourself extra time, as most drivers will top off here.

C4WDA Safety Requirements and Waiver Forms

Review and complete the C4WDA Safety Requirements and Waiver Forms included in your registration confirmation packet and present them to the Trail Crew during staging.

Siberian Express Requirements & Recommendations

Vehicles not meeting the C4WDA safety requirements and items 1 - 11 below could be denied access to the trail during staging.

  1. Gross vehicle weight rating of 6,250 pounds or less.
  2. Off road tires in excellent condition, minimum 33” tire size.
  3. Minimum 13" clearance between frame/unibody and ground.
  4. Tire deflation/inflation equipment.
  5. Maximum tire pressure 15 PSI. Trail Crew may recommend a lower psi due to trail conditions.
  6. Adequate vehicle recovery points front and rear.
  7. Winch and tow strap (kinetic or dynamic strap recommended).
  8. Winch control, tow strap and attachment gear stowed so they are easy to access on the trail.
  9. GMRS radio.
  10. Drinking water and Lunch/Food.
  11. Extra clothing, water resistant outerwear and snow boots for all participants.
  12. Blankets or sleeping bags for each person recommended.
  13. Shovel minimum 8" wide recommended.
  14. Locking front and rear differentials recommended.
  15. Tools kit and spare parts for your vehicle recommended.

Saturday SUV

Saturday | Easy

Trail Description

The Saturday SUV Tour is a narrated backcountry tour through abandoned mines, town sites and other points of interest in the local foothill area.  Most travel will be over well-maintained roads.  4WD usage will be minimal.

Communication   GMRS Channel 10       

Staging Area

Leave the Fairgrounds at 7:45 AM.  Meet at Empire Mine State Park.  Left out of Fairgrounds.  Left on to Hwy 20. Cross over Hwy 49, through Stop Light.  Proceed straight on Empire St.  Continue through 4-way Stop. Empire Mine State Park (Large) Parking Area on Right.  Drive time 10 mins.

Trail Schedule

  1. Stage at the Empire at 8:00 AM
  2. Turn in your signed Waiver to the Trail Leader
  3. Driver’s meeting at 8:15 AM
  4. Depart from staging at 8:30 AM
  5. Trail tour should be completed by late afternoon.

 ***Lunch provisions will be made on the trail for each participant

Tundra Trek Trail (FULL)

Saturday | Moderate

Trail Description 

This trail will involve moderately difficult conditions over diverse terrain. Snow depths will be moderate with occasional deep sections.  The trail will be broken but may not be well traveled.  Drivers should be comfortable with driving in snow and assisting other vehicles that are stuck. 

Communication       GMRS Channel 8      

Trail Schedule & Directions

Depart from the fairgrounds by 7:45 AM to ensure you reach the staging area with enough time to air down and complete the Safety/Tech Inspection. The Drivers Meeting is 9:00 AM and departure from the staging area is 9:15 AM. The trail tour should conclude by Mid-Afternoon.

I-80 East    Exit 158A   Emigrant Gap     Right Then Left to Staging Area       GPS   39.305384   -120.645551

    ***You are responsible for finding your way to the staging area. Be sure to have a full tank of gas.

                                                      Last place for fuel     Nyack   Exit 156 

C4WDA Safety Requirements and Waiver Forms

Review and complete the C4WDA Safety Requirements and Waiver Forms included in your registration confirmation packet and present them to the Trail Crew during staging.

Tundra Trek Requirements and Recommendations

Vehicles not meeting the C4WDA safety requirements and items 1 - 11 below could be denied access to the trail during staging.

  1. Gross vehicle weight rating of 6,250 pounds or less.
  2. Off road tires in excellent condition, minimum 33” tire size.
  3. Minimum 13" clearance between frame/unibody and ground.
  4. Tire deflation/inflation equipment.
  5. Maximum tire pressure 15 PSI. Trail Crew may recommend a lower psi due to trail conditions.
  6. Adequate vehicle recovery points front and rear.
  7. Winch and tow strap (kinetic or dynamic strap recommended).
  8. Winch control, tow strap and attachment gear stowed so they are easy to access on the trail.
  9. GMRS radio.
  10. Drinking water and Lunch/Food.
  11. Extra clothing, water resistant outerwear and snow boots for all participants.
  12. Blankets or sleeping bags for each person recommended.
  13. Shovel at least 8" wide recommended.
  14. Locking front and rear differentials recommended.
  15. Tools kit and spare parts for your vehicle recommended.

Sunday Snowcat Trail (FULL)

Sunday | Moderate

Trail Description

This trail will involve moderately difficult conditions over diverse terrain. Snow depths will be moderate with occasional deep sections.  The trail will be broken but may not be well traveled.  Drivers should be comfortable with driving in snow and assisting other vehicles that are stuck.

Communication               GMRS Channel 1  

Trail Schedule & Directions

Staging Area is Gate 4, right turn out of the Fairgrounds to the RV Camping Entrance. Be sure to have a full tank of gas.

Meet at Gate 4 by 8:00 AM and depart by 8:30 AM to ensure you reach the Trail Head with enough time to air down and complete the Safety/Tech Inspection.  The Drivers meeting is 9:30AM and departure from staging area 9:45 AM. The trail tour should conclude by Mid-afternoon.

The Trail Head location and driver meeting is near Lake Valley Reservoir, location below. ***However, depending on weather and snow conditions, this could possibly change.  Please, show up at Gate 4, for confirmation on this run.   DO NOT GO DIRECTLY TO THE TRAIL HEAD. ***

         I-80     Exit 160     Yuba Gap         1.4 mi to Trail Head             GPS:    39.30344   -120.60620

                                                 Last place for fuel     Nyack   Exit 156 

C4WDA Safety Requirements and Waiver Forms

if you were not on a Saturday Run review and complete the C4WDA Safety Requirements and Waiver Forms included in your registration confirmation packet and present them to the Trail Crew during staging.

Snowcat Trail Requirements & Recommendations

Vehicles not meeting the C4WDA safety requirements and items 1 - 11 below could be denied access to the trail during staging.

  1. Gross vehicle weight rating of 6,250 pounds or less.
  2. Off road tires in excellent condition, minimum 33” tire size.
  3. Minimum 13" clearance between frame/unibody and ground.
  4. Tire deflation/inflation equipment.
  5. Maximum tire pressure 15 Trail Crew may recommend a lower psi due to trail conditions.
  6. Adequate vehicle recovery points front and rear.
  7. Winch and tow strap (kinetic or dynamic strap recommended).
  8. Winch control, tow strap and attachment gear stowed so they are easy to access on the trail.
  9. GMRS radio.
  10. Drinking water and Lunch/Food.
  11. Extra clothing, water resistant outerwear and snow boots for all participants.
  12. Blankets or sleeping bags for each person recommended.
  13. Shovel at least 8" wide recommended.
  14. Locking front and rear differentials recommended.
  15. Tools kit and spare parts for your vehicle recommended.

Sunday Siberian Express (FULL)

Sunday | Moderate

Trail Description This trail will involve moderately difficult conditions over diverse terrain.  Snow depths will be moderate with occasional deep sections.  The trail will be broken.  Drivers should be comfortable with driving in snow and assisting other vehicles that are stuck.

Communication   GMRS Channel 7     

Trail Schedule & Directions

Depart from the fairgrounds by 7:30 AM to ensure you reach the staging area with enough time to air down and complete the Safety/Tech Inspection. Driver’s Meeting is 9:00 AM and departure from the staging area is 9:15 AM. The trail tour should conclude by Mid-Afternoon.

From Nevada City take Hwy 49 North for 18 miles. Turn right on Ridge Road and continue for 14 miles to the staging area at the Intersection of Mountain House Road.                             GPS   39.471605   -120.873767

***You are responsible for finding your way to the staging area. Be sure to have a full tank of gas. Last place to fuel is in North San Juan.

C4WDA Safety Requirements and Waiver Forms

if you were not on a Saturday Run review and complete the C4WDA Safety Requirements and Waiver Forms included in your registration confirmation packet and present them to the Trail Crew during staging.

Siberian Express  Requirements & Recommendations

Vehicles not meeting the C4WDA safety requirements and required items 1 - 11 below could be denied access to the trail during staging.

  1. Gross vehicle weight rating of 6,250 pounds or less.
  2. Off road tires in excellent condition, minimum 31” tire size.
  3. Minimum 12" clearance between frame/unibody and ground.
  4. Tire deflation/inflation equipment.
  5. Maximum tire pressure 15 PSI. Trail Crew may recommend a lower PSI due to trail conditions.
  6. Adequate vehicle recovery points front and rear.
  7. Tow strap (kinetic or dynamic strap preferred).
  8. Winch control, tow strap and attachment gear stowed so they are easy to access on the trail.
  9. GMRS radio.
  10. Drinking water and Lunch/Food.
  11. Extra clothing, water resistant outerwear and snow boots for all participants.
  12. Winch recommended.
  13. Locking front and rear differentials recommended.
  14. Shovel at least 8" wide recommended.
  15. Blankets or sleeping bags for each person recommended.
  16. Toolkit and spare parts for your vehicle recommended.

Sunday SUV (FULL)

Sunday | Easy

Trail Description

The Sunday SUV Tour is a narrated backcountry tour through abandoned mines, town sites and other points of interest in the local foothill area.  Most travel will be over well-maintained roads.  4WD usage will be minimal.

Communication    GMRS Channel 10     

Staging Area

The tour will stage in the Fairgrounds parking lot, outside the Main Hall.

Trail Schedule

  1. Stage at the Fairgrounds at 7:45 AM
  2. Driver’s meeting at 8:00 AM
  3. Depart from staging at 8:15 AM
  4. Trail tour should be completed by mid-afternoon.
SUV Run Saturday Easy Tour of area mining related sites. Open to all 4-wheel drive vehicles. 25 vehicle limit.
Historical Tour(FULL) Saturday Easy Tour of area historical sites. Open to all 4-wheel drive vehicles. 25 vehicle limit.
Blizzard Brigade** (FULL) Saturday Moderate Moderately deep snow. High clearance vehicle with 33” tires recommended. 30 vehicle limit. Run accessed from State Hwy. 20 or Hwy. 49.
Glacier Assault**(FULL) Saturday Moderate Moderately deep snow. High clearance vehicle with 31” tires recommended. 30 vehicle limit. Run accessed from Interstate 80.
Tundra Trek** (FULL) Saturday Moderate Moderately deep snow. High clearance vehicle with 33” tires recommended. 30 vehicle limit. Run accessed from Interstate 80.
Avalanche Express** (FULL) Saturday Difficult Unlimited snow depths, winching expected, special equipment required. 35” tires required.  25 vehicle limit. Run accessed from Interstate 80.
Siberian Express Saturday** (FULL) Saturday Difficult Moderately deep snow. High clearance vehicle with 33" tires recommended. 25 vehicle limit. Run accessed from State Hwy. 20 or Hwy. 49.
Frostbite Extreme**(FULL) Saturday Extreme Unlimited snow depths, winching expected, special equipment required.  Lockers front & rear (no limited slips) and 37” tires required. 25 vehicle limit. Run accessed from State Hwy. 20 or Hwy. 49.
Klondike Extreme** Saturday Extreme Unlimited snow depths, winching expected, special equipment required.  Lockers front & rear (no limited slips) and 37” tires required. 25 vehicles. Run accessed from Interstate 80.
SUV Run (FULL) Sunday Easy Light snow expected. 25 vehicle limit.

Snowcat** (FULL)

Sunday Moderate Moderately hard run in unlimited snow depths.  33” tires required and must air down.  25 vehicle limit. Run accessed from Interstate 80.
Siberian Express Sunday** (FULL) Sunday Moderate Moderately hard run in unlimited snow depths. 31” tires required and must air down. 25 vehicle limit.

**AIR DOWN INFO: PSI 15 (or lower)