Rollins Pass

MODERATE 25 reviews
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Rollins Pass is a 14.4 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Rollinsville, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for mountain biking and off road driving and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
14.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,562 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

mountain biking

off road driving

forest

lake

views

off road driving
6 days ago

Great views from the top ran it at night not too long ago and didn't find it particularly challenging. Lots of camping spots and offshoots to explore. Wish needle's eye was open though. Kinda sucks to get up there and not crossover.

off road driving
1 month ago

Pretty mellow trail. Good for people just starting to wheel. Jenny creek, although now rerouted, is a little more techy if your wanting a bit more of challenge. Took a bit for the snow to fully melt though.

off road driving
1 month ago

This trail isn’t open for off road driving all the way to the top. If you want to get to the pass lookout you have to get out and walk the last 1.5miles. The tunnel near the top of the pass is permanently closed. If you head back down the trail once you get to Yankee Doodle lake turn left on to boulder wagon road and then stay right which will take you on Jenny Creek Trail. Once on Jenny Creek keep your eyes on the left side of the trail in about 2000ft there will be a trail up to the left that is gated as a service road. This gate is easy to traverse around on the high side of the mountain. Once on the service road follow along and it will connect you with the pre existing boulder wagon road. This road will reconnect you with Rollins Pass Rd on the opposite side of the tunnel. HOWEVER THE LAST 1000ft OF BOULDER WAGON RD IS EXTREMELY STEEP AND ROCKY. ATTEMPT AT YOUR OWN RISK. I was in a 2013 Jeep Wrangler JK with a 4” lift and 35” tires and I barely made it. This is not for the faint of heart as this section of the trail is on the ridge line with steep declines on both sides. Use your best judgment. Once you reconnect with Rollins Pass Rd if you go left it will take you to the closed tunnel and if you go right it will take you to the lookout. If you do not wish to go down the steep decline the way that you came up you can take County HWY 80 down on the opposite side of the mountain and it will spit you out at Winter Park. I attempted this trail August 22nd 2018 and there was minimal snow on the mountain side and no snow present on the trail. Hope this helps! Be safe and have fun!

off road driving
2 months ago

Some of you must be smoking some good stuff and not sharing, because I drove up this trail for an hour and never even considered putting it in 4wheel drive...
the point I said enough is enough was when I saw a speed limit sign.
how this is rated a 4wheel trail at all, let alone a hard trail is beyond me...
yes it's bumpy, yes there's pot holes, it was pretty, it was a nice drive. by no means was it hard, not technically challenging in the slightest.
there were some nice camping spots, but again, if I could drive a Honda accord up this, it should not be listed as a "hard" trail....

off road driving
3 months ago

Road is in decent shape for most vehicles, take it slow. 4 major snow-masses still, first just above Yankee Doodle Lake. Impassible in lifted Jeep just past Forest Lakes trailhead, massive snow-mass across road probably 10 feet deep on side. Stock vehicles won’t make it past Yankee Doodle lake for a least another 2 weeks.

off road driving
4 months ago

Drove this yesterday. It was pretty awesome. It’s intense and not something I would recommend for beginners. Lots of pot holes and water holes still. I got about %60 the way up before I had to turn around. Not sure it’s completely passable yet. Very rocky and muddy in the middle of the pass. Fun though!

off road driving
5 months ago

I went this past weekend in April, lots of snow somewhat slushy, if you have a built viechle and are in a group, it is fun, but make sure all vehicles have winches if u go this time of year. only got 60% of way up before it became impassable.


the best parts were the giant puddles I got to drive through. with 35 tire body n suspension lift it was up to top of radiator . lots of fun and definitely plan on going again.

off road driving
5 months ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh0iRd-8gdw
Went snow Offroading, GIant puddles alot of fun, only made it a portion of the way before I had to turn back

Monday, September 25, 2017

my go-to trail if I just want a quick and fun run.

off road driving
Monday, September 25, 2017

Went all the way to the top in a stock Grand Cherokee, was amazing. Just wish the tunnel was open.

off road driving
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Had a great time driving up (almost) to the tunnel, hiking, and camping above 10,000 feet.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

very beautiful and a Jenny creek trail is awesome.

scenic driving
Sunday, July 09, 2017

We drove our Jeep up the trail and back down. Snow still covering part of the pass today. This is an unpaved 4 wheel driving road. We encountered many hikers, bikers, motocross, and ATVs. It is a one lane road with spots near the top to camp. Today the reservoir was a bit full and had some fish hitting the top.

hiking
Monday, March 09, 2015

Great hike with a lot of flowers.

off road driving
Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Not too bad main drive up is pretty smooth since it is maintained by county. Cool train tunnel! Fun drive I've taken all my friends from out of state beautiful once at the top you can hike around. Lots of cool history if you care.

off road driving
18 days ago

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off road driving
3 months ago

off road driving
3 months ago

backpacking
4 months ago

Sunday, June 25, 2017

snowshoeing
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Monday, August 24, 2015

Sunday, July 08, 2012