Originally Posted by Fordzombie
For anyone who does any four-wheeling in southern Colorado...my dad and I recently took his truck over Black Bear Pass, and I was pretty excited to see a group of Ford Rangers crawling down the mountain too. So I wanted to take my truck over it too, and I was wondering if anyone else here had done it? I'm a little nervous and I was wondering if there was anything I should think about before I do it...
I wasn't sure where to post this...so sorry if it's in the wrong place!
I've never done Black Bear, but I 've known people who have. Here's the only catch to Black Bear, the switchbacks are real narrow, and if you mess up, it's a real real nice couple thousand foot drop before you stop. Ranger's shouldn't have issue since their wheelbase isn't all that bad at 126", hell I know a guy who took a Full Size Bronco over it with no issues... and they're only 20" shorter wheelbase.
But to answer your question, you'll be fine on it, just know to plan your turns carefully, and to not run it alone. By the way, Ouray/Telluride/Silverton area is my ABSOLUTE favorite wheeling area in the state