Colorado is not only home to some of the United States' most desirable ski destinations but to the newest member of the 2010 BFGoodrich Tires Outstanding Trails program. The Holy Cross Trail in central Colorado has been designated an Outstanding Trail and granted $4000 to assist with conservation efforts.

"Holy Cross is a scenic and challenging high mountain trail with its tough terrain, and offers beautiful views that are second to none," said Joe Mazur, light truck brand category manager for BFGoodrich Tires. "We're honored to join with the Big Horn Jeep club to help in the conservation efforts for this amazing off-road park, and are extremely proud of the work that this club does year-round to keep this trail open for use."

The Big Horn Jeep club is a non-profit organization that adopted Holy Cross in the late 1970s and dedicates time to maintaining trails and promoting safe and responsible off-roading. Four other off-road areas -- Drummond Island in Michigan, Johnson Valley in California, Rausch Creek in Pennsylvania, and Yacolt in Washington -- have also been named to the 2010 Outstanding Trails program.

Holy Cross Trail is rated an eight out of 10 in terms of off-road difficulty and is situated around 9000 feet above sea level. From there, the elevation climbs to heights above 11,000 feet, and spotters and gradual travel is highly recommended.

Source: BFGoodrich Tires

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