Mammoth Gulch to James Peak Trailhead

MODERATE 5 reviews
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Mammoth Gulch to James Peak Trailhead is a 13.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Rollinsville, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for nature trips and off road driving and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

13.5 miles
2,755 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

nature trips

off road driving


off road driving
17 days ago

is this trail ohv allowed? I know some trails allow 4Wheelers but i don't want to get all the way up there to find out the answer is no and waste time and fuel. thanks

off road driving
3 months 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.

off road driving
9 months ago

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:

07 ranger manual
no lift
no locker
no sway bar

youtube trail channel: b roll offroad

have fun!

off road driving
10 months ago

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.

6 months ago