If you decide to attempt the road to Crystal City or Lead King
Basin, please keep in mind the following rules of off-road etiquette.
1. Right-of-way. Please yield the
right-of-way to hikers, horses, bicyclists, and vehicles going up hill.
2. Leave no trace. Pack it in, pack it
out. If you see trash on the trail, pick it up.
3. Do not go off the trail and do not widen the trail. Millions
of acres that once were available to off-roaders are now closed because
of improper use. Every time someone misuses a trail it puts everyone
that much closer to losing more ground. Please respect the area you are
in and try to enhance the image of off-roaders, not erode it.
4. When you really have to go, bring a shovel. Solid
waste should be buried at least 6 inches deep and 100 yards from any
campsite and/or water. There is a public outhouse in Crystal City
behind the store.
5. Air down your tires. This improves
traction and helps prevent punctures (20-25 psi recommended).
6. Don't harass the wildlife. And don't
let your pet do it either. Keep them under control. By law all pets
must be leashed while in the White River National Forest areas.
7. Do not speed. Excessive speed, and
the noise and dust that go with it, is no ones friend off-road. Our
drivers average 2.5 mph on the trail and rarely spin a wheel. If you do
not have four-wheel drive, you probably should not attempt this road.
If you want to ride a motocross or race off-road, find a track.
8. Be prepared. Water, food, spare tire
and jack come to mind. Sensible footwear and dressing in layers helps
9. Read this web page: Responsible recreation.
Copyright © 2010.
Crystal River Jeep Tours
Marble, Colorado 81623
"This business operates on the White River National
and is under a Special Use Permit with the Forest Service, U.S.D.A."