Explore the most popular dog friendly trails in James Peak Wilderness with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

mountain biking
1 day ago

A network of many trails in this area, many intersections to keep choosing from. Nice easy trails to relax on. One though had several downed trees at the end of May. Lots of shade. Great views when the trees clear.

off road driving
13 days ago

Took this trail today from the North side (Tolland, west of Rolinsville) Made it about halfway up until the snow drifts were just too big for my truck. I have driven the road before, starting at the south side (the top) and the views are incredible. Can be done by most SUVs or Trucks I imagine. You can also loop this trail with the Apex Valley Road to make it nice point to point trail from Rollinsville to an area just north of BlackHawk/Central City. Good easy trail with nice views at the top.

6 months ago

This is a easy hike. It’s a beautiful walk in the woods.

fairly easy, no huge obstacles. most have bypasses, i think any truck or SUV should make it. can't say for certain as we didn't make it to James Peak since the seasonal gate was closed. you get pretty close though. took a left out of there and downhill. looking around realized we're right by yankee hill. so we went up that and did a mini loop coming down right near base of yankee. took a right downhill and headed to fall river road. if you'd like to see a video of the run i have one up at:


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have fun!

The shown hiking trail is a 4x4 road. It leads to to beginning of James Peak Lake trail and a ute trail can be seen and followed from here (according to my grandfather), both of which are still amazing to get to, but I recommend that you 4x4 to the top and do the trail from there. Definitely look at the trails with a satellite image before heading up here.

Bit gnarly at first... epic views.

The pin for this trail head location is no longer accurate, where it says to turn right on the 4x4 road you should stay left on 353 wilderness route. We originally took the right, after a few miles of very slow going AWD driving we reached a private no trespassing gate. We were able to turn around and use the James Peak Wilderness directions we'd printed to find 353 wilderness route (which from 4 is staying left not going right at the fork). The park printed directions say it is 3 miles, it's farther than that - at 3 miles from the previous mentioned fork, we came to an overlook and a "seasonal road" sign, from there it was about another 1.5 miles to the trail head. there is parking at the trail head although the route is not for the faint of heart, running one lane on a ledge for the last half mile. we ended up parking at the "seasonal road" sign and hiking into the trail head on 353. that worked well, we just needed to move over for dirt bikes and 4x4s as we approached the trail.

8 months ago

Fun for all and four legged family!

I wish there would've been more reviews about the road. We were unable to access the hike due to the rocky terrain. I wouldn't try it unless you have high clearance 4WD! Beautiful area otherwise.

the roads to the trail werent named correctly and the trail was closed. not able to access from these directions. epic fail.

Wouldn't know how this hike is, couldn't access the trailhead. This trail does NOT want to be found. It's almost inaccessible unless you have a HIGH clearance 4WD vehicle. Midsize SUV won't cut it as I found out through experience. Get ready for about 20-30 minutes of rough rocky terrain before you even get to the trailhead

10 months ago

Great bike trail and walking trail however I would not hike here if you are looking for a moderate level...I would say this should be classified as easy. Really pretty trail...lots of tall trees.

10 months ago

So beautiful... a trail for dogs

11 months ago

Corona Pass road closed at approximately 5 mi due to snow runoff and road damage, but saw two moose and beautiful views on the drive up.

11 months ago

Would've been a gorgeous day for a hike, but due to the late spring storms, snowshoes or backcountry gear is very much needed for this trek.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Snowshoeing to Mt Flora was no problem with snow on the final approach being sparse, so we took off our snowshoes for the final up. Taking your time over crusting snow and slope is important in the winter months. Stay high and safe.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

I've hiked this trail a few times. Its an awesome area, there are a few other trail junctions along the way that are worth checking out as well. In winter Rogers Pass trail is usually pretty easy to follow until you get up by Rogers Peak Lake and then anything goes, most tracks aren't going to be on the trail, and some of them just go off in random directions. Definitely recommend bringing GPS and topo map.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

I took this trail as far as Mt. Flora this past Sept. It had just snowed the night before so there was a couple inches on the ground. The first .8 of a mile does follow the service road to Colorado Mines Peak. Then the trail to Mt. Flora and beyond breaks off at the 4th switchback of the road. Pretty easy walking and the bulk of this hike is above tree line. Good views back towards Winter Park, and a 360 degree view when you reach the top that is well worth it. It appears the rest of the hike beyond Mt. Flora would be a series of peak to saddle to peak to saddle sections, following ridge lines. May have to return to go further next time.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

nice to descend in the beginning of the hike but the hike out was a lung burner. beautiful trail and the lakes are clear. gorgeous!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

It was somewhat strange hiking downhill to my destination, but found it was worth every minute!BEing that you are at a higher elevation, that hike back out definitely got the heart pumping a little. If taking the road from Rollinsville, I would recommend a pickup and 4x4 just for peace of mind. There are a few large rocks on the road that most likely would be un-passable via car. The views are phenomenal and and with a small add on you could venture over to Little Echo Lake.

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