Rogers Pass is a 8.0 kilometer out and back trail located near Winter Park, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length8.0 kmElevation gain287 mRoute typeOut & back
HikingMountain bikingRunningDog friendlyViewsWildflowersWildlife
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Starts as an easy climb through the forest and quickly ascends above tree line, providing stunning views of the towns of Fraser and Winter Park as well as the Winter Park ski resort. After two switchbacks you round a bend offering views of James Peak, Perry Peak and surrounding mountains. The pass itself looks down on Heart Lake. From there you may continue on to the summit of James Peak.

From US 40, take Corona Pass Rd (also known as Rollins Pass Rd) and park at the old Riflesight Notch train trestle. This dirt road is in poor condition; a 4x4 vehicle with moderate-to-high clearance is recommended.

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Rose O’Connor
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Great trail! It wasn’t hard with rewarding views.

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Barton Robison
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I've done a loooot of hiking over the past 30 years, and this was legit in the top 5-6 I've ever done. The road to get here (Corona Pass) is a total s***show, so I recommend not trying to do it unless you've got a Jeep, truck, or some other high-clearance vehicle with tires you don't mind roughing up. But once you get here, the trail builds to get more and more interesting until you reach the pass and get the full views of the cirque and surrounding lakes. I can't explain how beautiful the majority of this trail is, especially for the relatively low level of work you need to put in to enjoy the views. If you're in the area, this is definitely one you shouldn't miss.

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Joseph Howard
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We thought it was a good hike. Long bumpy road to get there but worth it.

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Dylan Ross
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Great hike extending above the tree line. The Jeep path up to the trailhead is rough, but it’s a fun and manageable drive.

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Dstry Torrez
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We had to take Corina Pass road which was about an hour and half. A lot of rocks and ruts made for a rough unenjoyable Jeep ride. Once there the trail is all uphill with a steady grade. Not much in my opinion to see along the way and not very shady. The trail is rocky and was a bit tough on the dogs paws. The trailhead is in the middle of the pass. You have to walk around a bit to see the lakes from the overlook. I enjoy hiking, this one didn’t have a payoff worth the effort.

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Diana Perers
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Rained almost the whole way. Started sleeting at 3.5 miles so time to turn around

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Jeff Stevens
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ETB Travel Photography
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Great hike! Road up is long and bumpy. Room for only about 3 cars at the trailhead. The hike goes through a forest and then above treeline and across the ridge. Part of it is a mining road rather than single track which I don't normally like. But maybe the overcast skies made it great! Views of Heart Lake, Rogers Lake and plenty others at the end are very rewarding for only a moderate effort. More info and pics: https://etbtravelphotography.com/2020/08/16/happy-hiking-winter-park/

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Lee Napierkowski
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great trail. Views were fantastic. The road getting up there was terrible.

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Weston Schlink
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D Show
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Hannah Forer
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Awesome trail! Rough road getting there.

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Ian Orebaugh
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Access to the trail is a bit difficult, the first road we tried was closed so we listened to another review and took the Corona pass all the way to the trail head. The last 2-3 miles up is extremely rocky, low vehicles should reconsider. The trail itself had top tier views and had a very steady incline. Most of the trail has no shade once you get out of the trees.

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Stephanie Hingtgen
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The hike itself is gorgeous - there are incredible views of the mountains throughout the hike and then you end up on top of a steep hill that overlooks two lakes. We personally decided to stay at the top of the hill as it was fairly long and seemed hard to go back up. If we were backpacking, it would have been fun to stay near the lakes. The trail currently has two snow patches left that you can't avoid, but it's pretty well packed down so we only post holed once. The drive up there, though is very difficult. We drove a Subaru Forester and made it up, but it would've been nice to have a jeep. There are a lot of rocks and pot holes to avoid. None of the rocks are so big that we bottomed out, so you don't need a huge car - it just takes a lot longer without a jeep. Like others have said, the normal road to get up to the trailhead is closed. You will have to go past the neighborhood you're told to turn into by Google Maps and then take Corona Pass up to the trailhead.

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Sophia Lee
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6/20. The road (FR 128?) through Lakota neighborhood was closed, so we went up Corona Pass to the trail head. According to signage, road is open June 15 - September 15, dependent on weather/road conditions. Last two miles to the trailhead was rough, very rocky. Good clearance is necessary. Great hike! Still a couple patches of snow, but they were easy to get around/over. Quite windy above treeline, but amazing views of Winter Park & Fraser and James & Parry Peak. It was a beautiful clear day. On the Heart Lake side you can see out to the Moffat Tunnel East Portal and Front Range cities.

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Aly Jobson
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Road to trail closed as of 5/30

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Haley Gavin
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Overall this was a very nice day hike! The road to get to the trailhead is extremely rocky so if you don’t have an SUV or truck I would not advise. Once you got above tree line the views were amazing. Easy trial to follow and not crowded at all! Once you got to the top it becomes very windy be prepared.

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Beverly Obenchain
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Always a bit windy however the views all around are spectacular.

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Gregg K
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This was one of the most beautiful hikes we have done. The weather held up, and the fall colors were just beginning. The hike is along what looks like an old wagon road all the way down from the pass. The views of Winter Park and the Fraser Valley were outstanding, and once near the pass, the James Peak and the other mountains were right there. On the other side of the pass, the terrain changed and Heart Lake looked very cool. Really liked this hike. Round trip for the hike was a little over 3 hours. One important note: the road to the trailhead is very rough for the last 5-6 miles. High clearance or 4-wheel drive is a necessity.

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Christopher Gaus
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Can't access trail head

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Alicia Burke
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This was the most amazing hike. Nice incline and beautiful views the whole time. Wildflowers No mud Afternoon storms

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

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Diane Lemos
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So beautiful... a trail for dogs

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Donna Smith
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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.

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Travis Sturzl
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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.

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