Stolen JK Saved by Local Jeep Club

Wrangler Jeep 4 door JK in Warden Gulch
Abandoned Wrangler JK in Warden Gulch

From a blogger’s perspective, there’s nothing more satisfying than to be able to tell a story like this. A Jeep community located near the Warden Gulch Trail in Summit County, Colorado discovered a stolen and abandoned 2008 Jeep Wrangler 4 door JK that had been dumped at the bottom of the gulch, surrounded by a steep incline. Having been reported stolen in 2009 and stumbled upon by hikers in 2010, this JK was stripped and dumped at the bottom of the gulch and left to waste.

The Five Most Active Jeep Meets

The Five Most Active Jeep Meets

Jeep Club Meet

Fun activities are usually that much better when enjoyed with others. Off-road driving can be a great respite from the crowds and the noise, but after a few trips in complete solitude the desire to share the refreshing pace with others who also appreciate it can become overwhelming. That’s how Jeep meet-ups begin; those wonderful little clubs of “I know a great place where we all could have an adventure.” Of course, there are other reasons for joining a club. You can learn more about driving safely in extreme terrain, have a place for discussing how to fix or add parts to your Jeep, and discuss motor cross and formula events. But the greatest motivation of all is the common interest in off-road driving.

1. Meet-up points are generated all over the United States, including some surprising places like Ohio and Miami. In fact, Ohio has some pretty energetic Jeep clubs, of which the 4X4 Trail Riders out of Columbus are the most prominent. Although you cannot ride your Jeeps in the state parks, there are plenty of private and public off-road trails. Some request fees, others are the secret haunts of the meet up club. Ohio trails include creek beds, rocky, rough hills and flat terrain.

Benefits of a Jeep Off Roading Club

If you are getting into the Jeep lifestyle and have recently joined the world of off roaders, you should seriously consider joining an off roading club. These clubs offer many benefits that you would not think of. Not only will you have the camaraderie of others sharing your lifestyle choices, but you will also have access to a support network that you wouldn’t believe.

Should You Join An Off Road Club

Jeff Hiltz

There are many benefits to becoming a member in an off road club. Some of these benefits include getting a lower insurance rate, participating in local off-roading events and making new friends who share the same passion as you do. Other benefits include off-roading on trails that you may not have had access to if you weren’t a member of an off road club. There are usually fees associated with becoming a member of a club, but many off-roaders feel that it is money well spent.

Ocean State Jeepsters – Rhode Island


In keeping with trying to bring to the forefront all of the available off roading groups around the state, I bring to you today Ocean State Jeepsters located in Rhode Island. The Ocean State Jeepsters was suggested to us by John Benton. If you know of a group that we haven’t featured yet, please let us know and we will add it to our list. Please provide the URL with your suggestion. If the site does not have a current website, give us some background information on it and address and we will get it posted.

Hills Angels 4×4 Club – Reno, Nevada


In keeping with trying to bring to the forefront all of the available off roading groups around the state, I bring to you today Hills Angels 4×4 Club located in Reno, Nevada. The Hills Angels 4×4 Club was suggested to us by Barbara Rainey. If you know of a group that we haven’t featured yet, please let us know and we will add it to our list. Please provide the URL with your suggestion. If the site does not have a current website, give us some background information on it and we will get it posted.

Pirate 4×4 – Online

In keeping with trying to bring to the forefront all of the available off roading groups around the state, I bring to you today Pirate 4×4, a group that is an online off roading community and the largest off roading website in the world. The Pirate 4×4 group was suggested to us by Barbara Rainey. If you know of a group that we haven’t featured yet, please let us know and we will add it to our list. Please provide the URL with your suggestion. If the site does not have a current website, give us some background information on it and address and we will get it posted.

Reno 4×4 – Reno, Nevada


In keeping with trying to bring to the forefront all of the available off roading groups around the state, I bring to you today Reno 4×4 located in Reno, Nevada. The Reno 4×4 group was suggested to us by Barbara Rainey. If you know of a group that we haven’t featured yet, please let us know and we will add it to our list. Please provide the URL with your suggestion. If the site does not have a current website, give us some background information on it and address and we will get it posted.

Mid Rivers Jeep Thing Club – St. Charles, Missouri


In keeping with trying to bring to the forefront all of the available off roading groups around the state, I bring to you today Mid Rivers Jeep Thing Club located in St. Charles, Missouri. The Mid Rivers Jeep Thing Club was suggested to us by Eric Deverick. If you know of a group that we haven’t featured yet, please let us know and we will add it to our list. Please provide the URL with your suggestion. If the site does not have a current website, give us some background information on it and address and we will get it posted.

Penobscot Valley 4-Wheel Drive – Bangor, Maine

Penobscot Valley 4-Wheel Drive
In keeping with trying to bring to the forefront all of the available off roading groups around the state, I bring to you today Penobscot Valley 4-Wheel Drive located in Bangor, Maine. The Penobscot Valley 4-Wheel Drive club was suggested by Mike Reynolds and Greg Miller. If you know of a group we haven’t featured yet, please let us know and we will add it to our list. Please provide the URL with your suggestion. If the site does not have a current website, give us some background information on it and the address and we will get it posted.