Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Durango Colorado
I guess it depends - are you looking for short local rides, or longer day rides?
Independence pass is nearby, that's a fun one.
There's a 4WD trail that goes up and over Aspen Mountain (one of the ski resorts) - I haven't done it on the KLR yet, but my Xterra handled it pretty easy to I'm sure the KLR wouldn' thave any issues. It's not a particualrly hard 4WD trail. It would require some highway riding to get to though, so I'm not sure about your son.
There's another 4WD trail to the Crystal Mill outside of Marble Colorado thats a pretty drive. I've done that one in a stock mid 90's Explorer, so again, I wouldn't expect it to be a problem on a KLR. But it also requires some street riding to get to.
I'm only about 20 miles from Reudi right now, I work in Basalt. I'll be at my new job by then and have some other riding plans around that time, otherwise I'd show you around a bit.