Colorado Sheriff’s Office Warns “Ass Clowns” to Avoid Deadly Off-Road Wheeling Spot
For those dedicated to serious off-roading, the allure of conquering challenging trails is a constant motivation. Within the motorsports community, we share the passion for customizing our vehicles to navigate rough terrains and tackle the toughest trails. The whole point of the hobby is to prove that your rig has what it takes to go where other’s won’t or can’t.
However, it’s crucial to always recognize and respect the inherent risks associated with this hobby. As trails become more demanding, the potential dangers loom larger on the horizon and could eventually get to the point where things turn deadly should one not be careful.
Recently, the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office in Colorado delivered a stern message to those who attempt to take on the treacherous Black Bear Pass. Despite the trail being closed, some drivers, whom the sheriff’s office bluntly referred to as “ass clowns,” decided to clear snow to drive up this dangerous route.
Accompanying a photo release showing an SUV in a perilous situation, the sheriff emphasized that while some experienced off-roaders navigate this pass safely, others who venture up there without proper knowledge and preparation are acting recklessly. This is especially true during a time when the area was closed due to heightened risk because of ongoing weather conditions.
The sheriff warned that drivers who become stuck should be prepared to either abandon their vehicles or face being stranded for days, with the potential for serious injury or inconvenience. This is due to the fact that emergency assistance may not be able to arrive promptly or may encounter difficulty reaching stranded vehicles.
Black Bear Pass has a history of requiring rescue missions and witnessing vehicles left behind. Those contemplating the journey through this area should carefully assess all risks and be fully prepared for any worst-case scenarios before embarking on the trail.