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Jumbo Mountain, Jenny Lind Perigo and Dakota Hill OHV Trail

MODERATE 25 reviews

Jumbo Mountain, Jenny Lind Perigo and Dakota Hill OHV Trail is a 7.8 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Black Hawk, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for off road driving and is best used from March until October.

Distance: 7.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,847 feet Route Type: Point to Point

ohv / off road driving



wild flowers


Remote, lesser-known mining area between Rollinsville and Apex. Route loops back over more scenic Dakota Hill, with side trip to remarkably preserved shaft house. Many unmarked roads complicate route-finding, so follow directions carefully. Great area for unlicensed vehicles. No parking at start, so drive in far enough to find wide spot to avoid blocking road. More parking at south end of trail at Point #9 and #10 above town of Apex. If you continue down road after shaft house, be prepared to turn around if gate is locked. Open all year, weather permitting. For current conditions call Roosevelt National Forest, Boudler Ranger District at (303) 541-2500.

Monday, September 10, 2018

I literally felt like I had reached a pot of gold at the end of the Moon and Gamble Gulch trail in Black Hawk, Colorado. Not because there was some fantastic view at the end of the trial, no ending climax here, instead the entire length of the trail was a wave of emotions fueled in part by anxiety, quick thinking, heavy breaking and most of all a ludicrous amount of profanity worthy of any fine pirate vessel; what was my pot of gold then? Getting out without a single scratch, dent, or broken part in what I undoubtedly thought would be the day I would roll off of a narrow one way road. Would I do it again you ask? Does a Pirate drink rum? Check out my IG for images @wranglerjk_

off road driving
Monday, September 10, 2018

Did it for the first time this past weekend. Moon gulch definitely sketched me out where it's all leaning to the edge but I made it no problem in my xj. There are lots of offshoots to the main trail so this could have a lot of potential for camping and such. Only saw 2 FJ's on the trail. Pretty straight forward with little obstacles but lots of fun.

off road driving
Monday, September 03, 2018

Scenic enough but not amazing. Off reading is easy, requiring 4wd (at times) and some stock compact truck or Jeep clearance (at times). Enjoyable and easy off road trail for anything that is stock rugged. Just drove Moon Gulch. Before hitting Gamble Gulch we jumped over to Pickle Gulch. 99 TJ 33x12.5s, 3" lift, 4.56s with a Detroit rear differential.

off road driving
Sunday, June 24, 2018

Fun trail for sure. It is very tight and you need to pay attention. Hopefully another vehicle isn’t driving towards you! Didn’t need 4 wheel drive most of the trail. There are a few waypoints that were fun to take. From this trail, take Pickle Gulch down if you want to have a fun ride with obstacles. 2015 Rubicon w/ lift and 35s

Saturday, June 09, 2018

went up last weekend made it about a mile and a half and there was a wrangler stuck in the snow with some people attempting to get him unstuck with a little guidance i helped them pull him out only to find they made it another half mile and it was unpassable due to 3 to 4 foot of snow over the road ill try again later in the season hopefull ill have better luck

off road driving
Wednesday, October 04, 2017

good views but this trail blew my back out. its leaned to the passenger side for a large portion of it. i was glad i didn't have a passenger because its leaned downhill so often and gets tippier in places. this trail doesn't contain a single obstacle which was a letdown. the trail is skinny, I'm in a ford ranger and needed every bit of this mirror cutout in a tree. the trail leans you into a tree in between 2 trees and is on a turn. someone chopped a notch in the tree where your mirror is supposed to get ripped off. i think my first gen xterra would've done better here but those are way shorter than you think and the turn radius is insane. wranglers fine obviously. anyway if you'd like to see a video of the run i have one up at: 07 ranger 5sp bilsteins 13psi 33" no lift no locker no sway bar youtube trail channel: b roll offroad have fun!

off road driving
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Went last weekend. When the description says narrow they mean it. We were in an FJ Cruiser and it barely made it....thought we were going to slide right off the mountain. On occasion you might run into another vehicle and you may have to back up to let them pass or they might have to back up for you. Very tricky. But on a busy summer weekend, there is no one up there so that is nice. Beautiful drive in the trees. Definitely recommend for a Jeep only.

off road driving
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Used the full capability of stock Rubicon at times.Gets pretty narrow, had to cut a couple branches here and there to squeeze through. It's rated moderate but more difficult than the hard rated trails I've finished based on this apps difficulty rating. Anything wider than a Jeep might have problems. But fun as hell.

off road driving
Saturday, July 15, 2017

good jeep trail..a little narrow in spots..ok for jeeps..maybe not anything bigger.

off road driving
Friday, June 02, 2017

Did part of the trail on memorial weekend 17. started on the Upper Moon Gulch Rd. it started out with pretty mild terrian, nothing too difficult. I'd say most stock rihs could probably do it, as far as we got. we encountered a lot of deep snow. i got out to walk up a ways, with the trail doing an off cambered turn and the snow being about 2-3 ft deep in areas i decided to call it and turn around. We did take some good pics of the gorgeous countryside. I have a couple posted here and more on my instagram @mhysom. Happy Wheelin!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

not sure how the whole trail was, there is a giant tree blocking the path a short way in. There is some neat little camping spots though.

off road driving
Monday, April 24, 2017

You are gonna get stuck! I guess I went in a bad time. i wasn't able to see the trail completely because there was 16"inches of snow. As soonest I saw snow, I backed up and somehow,I got stuck. lol but All I needed is a shovel to get me out. Go prepared for everything. You don't know what you'll see. Even if the trail says easy, is always a good idea to go with someone and go prepared.

off road driving
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

A fun and easy trail system with some'm optionaln challenges, great views and quite a few side tracks.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Had a great time with my family and dog in a stock 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I am a somewhat skilled 4wheeler. I found that it was a low stress trip. If you have a wider vehicle or no off road experience you may have issues. There were a couple of places that were rutted enough to force me into a fairly steep lean. Lots of wild flowers, places to pull off and let the dog run around, enough tough spots to keep me interested... and few enough tough spots to keep my family from freeking out. We missed the turn for the mine shaft, but saw a couple others along the way. There are a few turns that you can screw up, but decent sense and the topo map provided on this website kept us straight. Like the review says, if you don't want a scratch on the SUV, don't take it, pine trees and aspens pretty close together in some spots. Over all a great day!

Sunday, April 15, 2007 has been informed that the moderate shortcut that goes past the shaft house and drops downhill is now gated at the bottom. You have to go back up the steep road and take the long way out on easier Gamble Gulch Road. The trip to the shaft house and beyond is still fun if you don’t mind backtracking.

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