Club Trips

Scheduled Club Trips

January 22, 2017
February 19, 2017
March 19, 2017
April 23, 2017
May 20-21, 2017
June 25, 2017
July 23, 2017
August 20, 2017
September 24, 2017
October 22, 2017
November 19, 2017
December 17, 2017

What day?

The Sunday following the third Wednesday of each month unless there is a scheduling conflict.

What time?

Unless otherwise specified, we depart the parking lot at 9:00 A.M. Longer trips will sometimes leave at 8:00 A.M. Please check calendar page for updated times and locations. We will notify members on the Home page and at the Club Meeting of departures earlier than 9:00 A.M. Be sure to be here in plenty of time to find us and sign our guestbook which is maintained by one of our trip planners.

Where?

We meet at the King Soopers's parking lot at 1842 North College Avenue in Fort Collins. (Look for lots of 4x4's!)

What if?

This will always be the day and location unless otherwise specified the prior month. Occasionally, we'll schedule an additional meeting place for those outside the Fort Collins area to meet with the rest of the club after we've departed the normal location, but we almost always start our trips in the same place.

Who can come?

Anyone with a 4x4 or anyone thinking about getting a 4x4. Bring a friend or two or three. If you don't own a 4x4, but would like to ride along, please contact a member of the board on the Contacts page and arrange to ride with one of our members. If you own a 4x4 and don't feel confident enough to drive yourself, you can also ride along.

What does it cost?

Still nothing, although most of our members would readily give up a limb or a couple of eye-teeth to go four wheeling. Some may even give up a firstborn child, unless that firstborn child has their own 4x4. Others consider their 4x4 their firstborn child, or so they'd have the rest of the world believe by the way they take care of it.

What to bring?

Yourself and a 4x4 if you have one. Be sure to top off your gas tank if you have more horsepower than the average Yugo. (Guess that's everybody, huh?) Our trips can last most of the day, although often we're on our way back by midafternoon, so bring something for lunch and plenty to drink, but please save the adult beverages for after the trip. We want everyone to be safe. Members or guests found to be intoxicated while on a club trip will be asked to give up their keys to a sober passenger or club member and may be subject to membership loss or application rejection. Have your vehicle in good running condition so that you are able to complete the trip without undo delays to the group. We like to see tow hooks and CB's on all vehicles, although, they are not required for guests. Having tow hooks of some kind may save your vehicle from damage if your vehicle becomes stuck or incapacitated. During the colder months bring appropriate clothing and footwear in case your vehicle or another around you becomes stuck or incapacitated.

What if I get stuck or breakdown?

As a matter of pride, we never leave a member's or guest's vehicle on the trail unless it is impossible to bring it home the day of the trip. In such a case, members always assist in getting the vehicle either to a shop or back to the owners home, even if a return trip is needed a day or days after the club trip. We won't leave you stranded!

Who runs things?

Each trip is overseen by our club-elected trip planners. Trip planners have the final say on where the trip goes and any deviations from the planned route. At a minimum, one planner leads the trip and another brings up the rear. Normally, another trip planner or two is placed in the middle of a group to help extract stuck vehicles and give additional assistance. Many members are former trip planners, so don't hesitate to ask for help. Please keep the vehicle behind you in sight, particularly at turn-offs or forks in the road or trail. Doing this avoids people getting lost. If we have a large group and on more difficult trails we try to split into 2 groups--one for more capable vehicles (those with lifts, larger tires, lockers, lunatic operators, etc. and one for more stock vehicles. Again, trip planners have the ultimate say based on driver expertise and vehicle equipment.

Other Club Trips

Along with our normally scheduled monthly club trips, the Mountaineers also schedule additional club trips that are optional for club members and guests. These trips are usually longer, sometimes going out of state or to scheduled national or regional events. These can include such places as Moab, Utah; Los Cruces, New Mexico; 21 Road (near Grand Junction, or the Mile High Jeep Club's All-4-Fun Week. When participating in a trip or event with the club, these count as official club funtions regarding club membership applications or club attendance. Usually if 3 or more members attend an event or make a particularly long trip to run a trail, the board will sanction such an event as a club function. The club has a banner which can be used to designate a camping or meeting area for attendance and get-togethers. If you, as a member, are interested in scheduling such a trip, are plannning to attend an regional or national event, or want to know if anyone else is attending, please contact a board member on the Contacts page to either get approval or get information on who is going where and when.

Club Meetings

Scheduled Club Meetings

January 18, 2017
February 15, 2017
March 15, 2017
April 19, 2017
May 17, 2017
June 21, 2017
July 19, 2017
August 16, 2017
September 20, 2017
October 18, 2017
November 15, 2017
December 20, 2017

What day?

Third Wednesday of each month.

What Time?

7:30 P.M. The doors open at 7:00 P.M. Finding parking can be tough close to the meeting start time. Please do not park in the apartment complex parking or in the BandB parking next door.

Where?

Knights of Columbus Building
121 North Meldrum
Fort Collins, Colorado
(Look for lots of 4x4's! The building is white cinderblock on the west side of the street opposite the Saint Joseph's Catholic School.)

What if?

This will always be the day and location unless otherwise specified the prior month. Occasionally, our meetings are moved at the last minute due to scheduling conflicts. If so, we will try to post something here and we will have someone at the regular meeting place to direct you to the alternate location.

Who can come?

Anyone. Bring a friend or two or three.

What does it cost?

Nothing. If we charged, the board wouldn't even show up.

Trips Meeting Place Map

Club Meeting Place Map