Land Rover Discovery Series II vs Webster Pass: How High Can We Drive? (Video)

One of the best things about living in Colorado is our scenic mountains and the numerous trails they possess. That includes Montezuma, Colorado and its 18 trails, including the Webster Pass. We took our Land Rover Discovery Series II Recovery vehicle up the pass to see how high we could drive. Will it get to the top of the mountain at over 12,000 feet above sea level?

While many of these trails are not accessible during our snowy winters, we get to experience these majestic vistas from late spring to early fall. We highly recommend checking out the Montezuma trails as they are some of our favorites.

Our new/old rescue/recovery vehicle is a 2004 Land Rover Discovery Series II. Equipped with the venerable and almost-reliable 4.6-liter V8, the Discovery has a ton of aftermarket upgrades. These upgrades include a suspension lift, armor, bumpers, winch and Wrangler Duratrac tires. You can read detailed information about our Land Rover Discovery 2 (here).

We already had a fun time putting the Land Rover Discovery 2 though its paces at our other off-road stomping grounds – Gold Mine Hill near Boulder, CO. It has proven to be extremely capable and, quite frankly, pricy to run. Hopefully, we’ll have an uneventful ride this time, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.

In this video, Roman and Tommy take on the Webster Pass and discover priceless views and question the expense of maintaining the TFL Land Rover Discovery 2 Rescue Recovery vehicle.

Yes, we’ve heard it before, “who is going to rescue this ‘Rescue’ vehicle?” I wish we could laugh at that too…

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.