I wheeled the rental Trailhawk pretty hard today in the mountains outside of Glenwood Springs, CO. I am quite impressed with what it was capable of with the tiny 215 highway tires. I climbed up to 10,200ft and drove until the trail went over to the north side of the mountain. There was deep snow and a lot of mud so I decided to turn around and not risk getting stuck. I couldn’t figure out how to fully disable traction control, but the terrain select in rock mode kept wheel spin to an almost nonexistent level. There was a lot of teetering on 3 wheels and several skid plate smashes, but taking it slow and choosing good lines over obstacles worked great. All the Wrangler drivers on 35” tires were giving me funny looks. I felt like ‘that guy’ I see on the trail from my Tacoma when I think “how the hell did they get this vehicle up here.”
This last picture is the point where I decided to turn around. I was already about 2 hours deep into the woods and I didn’t want this impromptu adventure to turn into a mess.