Rock crawling is not for the faint of heart, but if you've got the guts, there are some great places to go in western Colorado.

No Road, Just Rocks

Obviously, rock crawling requires a specially built vehicle that's made for climbing over rocks. No road, no trail, just rocks. Not only is a special vehicle necessary, but it takes a skilled driver with guts and nerves of steel. I have none of the above. No special vehicle, no special driving skills, and no guts or nerves of steel.

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Enjoying the Thrill

The fact is, most of us don't have a rock crawling vehicle but that doesn't mean we don't enjoy experiencing the thrill of rock crawling through others. We can experience the thrills, the chills - and in some cases even the spills.

When you live in western Colorado, you don't have to go far to enjoy some serious rock crawling. The Grand Mesa Jeep Clubcolo has a great list of trails. Here's a look at four places in western Colorado that are fantastic outlets for rock crawling enthusiasts.

Four Treacherous Places To Go Rock Crawling in Western Colorado

There are a lot of places in western Colorado for rock crawling. These are generally trails that require specialized vehicles, as you see in the gallery below. You'll notice most of these have roll bars -and that's because it's inevitable these off-road machines will be rolling over sooner or later on these trails. You may be one who likes to live life's adventures through the experiences of others. When it comes to rock crawling, this is the perfect way to enjoy the thrill.


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