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    Default Would like some knowledge on Eureka

    I have ridden the wheeler once and done a little bit of snowmachining at Eureka but am wanting to see a lot more from the Grizz. Anyone with any points of interest or knowledge care to share? It would be much appreciated!!
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    The Eureka area can be fun, challenging and overwhelming all at the same time. There are several miles of good trails and areas to explore. While it has been a while since we have ridden in this area, it is fun. If you leave out of the main gravel pit at about mile 130 and head north, there will be some good size water holes, some steep climbs and mud holes. Go back about 9 miles and you should end up at what is known as '4 corners'. One trail will take you to Monument and a good long down hill run to the Little Nel. Take a different trail at '4 corners' and you will end up on Flat Creek. This is a good run, with lots more area to explore. If you run down Flat creek, you will come out on the Little Nel and will be able to take the trail up Monument back to '4 corners' and back to the gravel pit. Be ware that if you decide to take the trail at '4 corners' that heads back south, be prepared for a lot of mud/swamp and a lot of winch work. While this trail can be passable, you will work at it.
    Make sure that you have a good supply of fuel as you may end up doing a lot of running. One thing that we found, is that even if there are a lot of vehicles at the gravel pit, you may not see too many riders. There is just so many trails that riders tend to get spread out. During certain times of the year, take your time to stop and look around, as you could see a fair amount of game.

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    Hey Bearcat, thanks for the information. Hoping to get up there the next couple of weeks!!
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    Keep in mind the with Tier I caribou season opening in August, that thee will be a lot activity in this area! It is a very popular area for hunters. Also keep an eye on the weather if you get back past the Little Nel, as the water level can and does change rather quickly!
    Our 4 wheeling time is/will be limited this year due to the wife needing surgery. Hope to be able to make up for it next summer!

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    Ride with a friend who has a good machine. It is a long walk out of there if your alone and a machine breaks down. They all break down, it's not if it will, but when it will and they usually don't break at home. Bring enough gear in case you have to spend the night waiting for the rivers to drop. My 9 year old grand son took his 2 wheel drive 200 cc Polaris back to Monument on our last trip.

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