We spent the day on the Carnage Canyon trail with a group of wheelers less concerned about body damage than most, but these trails are just a portion of the offerings. Easier high-mountain roads, clear lakes, and pretty wooded trails are available on different runs, so don’t feel you need a rock buggy to attend.We spent the day on the Carnage Canyon trail with a group of wheelers less concerned about Colorado is a beautiful state, and there is no better way to experience it than from behind the wheel of your 4x4. (OK, hiking, biking, and horseback riding aren’t bad either, but you’re not reading this magazine to learn about that.) We recently spent a day at the All-4-Fun event put on by the Mile-Hi Jeep Club outside of Salida, Colorado, and can honestly say we wished we had stayed for the whole weeklong event. All-4-Fun is a great family wheeling event with trails from beginner to extreme. The mountains and vistas just from camp are incredible and keep getting better the more you explore. The event usually runs from one Saturday to the next in late July to mid August, so plan accordingly. The town of Salida has restaurants and hotels if you don’t wish to tent or motorhome camp at the main base. Evenings are filled with cocktails, ice cream socials, karaoke, a big raffle, a show-n-shine, and dancing. There is also a vendor day when you can examine what neat widget you need for your Jeep or 4x4. The event isn’t Jeep exclusive either. We saw Blazers, Broncos, and Toyotas in the mix, so don’t feel you’re not invited. To find out more, visit www.mhjc.org and register early for next year’s event. People have been coming for years from all across the country, and we now know why. This monster JK had a nearly 600hp Hemi 426 under the hood, a six-speed manual from behind a diesel Dodge, and Currie Rock-Jock axles under each end. Owner Brock Sherwood crept the monster Wrangler up the trail amazingly well when you would think the big powerplant would be overkill.This monster JK had a nearly 600hp Hemi 426 under the hood, a six-speed manual from behind Valerie Douglas is an off-road warrior princess. She drives her own rock buggy, is organizing a group called Stay the Trail to prevent trail abuse, and is always willing to take the gnarliest lines while smiling no matter how off-camber and crazy it feels.Valerie Douglas is an off-road warrior princess. She drives her own rock buggy, is organiz Brent Philipp had his modified ’72 Blazer on Carnage, and though many would expect that a fullsize on leaf springs would incur some damage, he was one of the smoothest drivers of our group. With a 383 under the hood feeding a built 700R4 auto and a 203/205 doubler for gears, this Blazer had few issues, especially with Philipp’s hand on the wheel. Proof that time in the seat is hard to beat.Brent Philipp had his modified ’72 Blazer on Carnage, and though many would expect that a In case you are concerned with breakage, Rob Schleppy’s 4x4 Off-Road has a tent set up at camp where they will assist with repairs late into the night. Whether you drive an elder CJ or a new JK, they have parts and knowledge to fix your boo-boos.In case you are concerned with breakage, Rob Schleppy’s 4x4 Off-Road has a tent set up at Laugh in the face of adversity. It make them think you’re crazy. Jeff and Cheri Fish definitely had a crazy day. First, this little gravitational foul-up had their ’68 Bronco on its side while four perfectly good 37-inch Goodyears went to waste. Then up the trail a way, their steering knuckle on the front Dana 44 came apart.Laugh in the face of adversity. It make them think you’re crazy. Jeff and Cheri Fish defin Trail welders came out of storage boxes along with batteries. A fine attempt was made to patch the Bronco’s front axle, to no avail. Fresh parts were brought in and the old pony was ridden back to camp.Trail welders came out of storage boxes along with batteries. A fine attempt was made to p By Fred Williams Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!