Hello fellow four-wheelers and thanks for stopping a moment to read a little more about our group. The Colorado Rock Hoppers was formed in 1997 with a membership totaling 6. We have a wide variety of vehicles ranging from 70's something Jeeps, to Rock Buggies, and Land Rovers.

We have members who have held office with the Colorado Assoc. of 4-Wheel Drive Clubs and also have many members who are very active in land use issues..

The club has developed and adopted Independence trail system. Our club worked with the BLM and local business owner Jerry Panek of Predator 4WD to obtain a grant to build the Independence trail system. Our club worked with the BLM and local business owner Jerry Panek of Predator 4WD to obtain a grant to build the Independence trail system. This grant money has enabled the club to build signs, buy cabling and a pionjar. The grant money was funded in part from the State Trails program which comes from Lottery funds as well as Federal funds. The pionjar, a rock drill, has been used to drill and mount many winch points throughout the trail. Several signs have been posted that detail the type of equipment needed along with the difficulty of the trail. This trail system is a great example of how to work in conjunction with the Bureau of Land Management or any other land managing agency to meet their requirements while still providing a challenging 4-wheel drive experience. The club and Predator 4WD, along with many interested 4-wheelers have work weekends at 1east twice a year to maintain Independence and several thousand hours in development. A good time is had by all of these weekends. If your club is in need of the pionjar, it can be rented, please contact us here.

So if you're looking for a club or just passing through and need someone to call, we will try to accommodate.