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RMAP 4xFall in Colorado puts journalists offroad in a dozen new vehicles

RMAP members, including our own Don Bain and Aaron Turpen, had the unique opportunity to take a dozen crossovers, SUVs, and trucks into the Rocky Mountains for some off-road adventures. Several 2013 models were on hand to climb rocks and sling mud.

The Rocky Mountain Automotive Press held its first annual 4xFall event, which puts journalists together with manufacturers in unique off road situations under the beautiful fall colors on the high altitude of Colorado's Rocky Mountains. On hand were twelve vehicles, many of which were 2013 model year trucks and SUVs that will not be in showrooms for several more weeks.

This year's 4xFall began in historic downtown Boulder, Colorado where breakfast was followed by a presentation by sponsor GMC, who showcased the new 2013 Acadia and Terrain, both in Denali trim and all-wheel-drive (AWD). Following this, we all chose a vehicle from the impressive lineup of offerings from the seven manufacturers on hand and drove to an abandoned mining town called Caribou, high in the foothills at an altitude of just over 10,000 feet.

There, several tracks and trails are open to off road enthusiasts and take you through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. This was accentuated even further by heavy rains the day before, washing everything into a clean newness that belied the slow color changing death that is fall in the mountains of Colorado.

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