Dutchman

If you want to prove how well-built your rig is... this is the trail for you! The last time we ran this trail for our winter event, 9 built vehicles started the trail in the morning.  Later that evening, the leader drove out with the 8 other drivers in his rig. Late the next day, all the rigs were finally off the trail and in the shop for repairs.  So, if you want to see how well your rig does on a tough trail, this is the trail you need to sign up for!  Oh, and be nice to the trail leader.  He may be giving you a ride out!

Dutchman has been around a long time.  It is also called "Natural Disaster" because each time a large storm comes through creating flash floods huge rocks may be moved around to create new obstacles.  

Scenery

The first part of the draw is a deep canyon with a historic trail, the Sunshine Trail, running down into it. The canyon walls are very steep in areas and offer prime photo ops.

Surface

Limestone rocks as big as cars and houses in a river bed. The left fork is super hard, the right fork is a bail-out if you've had enough.

Trail Details

Huge limestone boulders create obstacles, one after another.  After the left fork, there are some narrow slots that pinch and tip most rigs.  Lots of off-camber bouldering.  This trail has been compared to Upper Heldorado and the hardest of the Hammers.  


 

Trail Rating

9

Trail Notes

Length: 43 miles total, 29 miles on trail
Min Tire Size: 35+ inches
Winch: Yes
Front Locker: Yes
Rear Locker: Yes

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