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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 ohv/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.

Length 14.4 mi Elevation gain 2,562 ft Route type Point to Point

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Mountain biking

Ohv / off road driving

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Matt Branson
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FishingSnow

Rollins Pass is clear up to Yankee Doodle. It won't be long until it's clear above Yankee Doodle. No closures due to the virus at this time. An Outback or Forester will make the trip easily, just slowly.

Prabhat Vijayan
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HikingIcy

Climbed Rollins pass on a mountain bike. There is some snow on the trail closer to Rollinsville and above tree line. Views are gorgeous en route

Johannes v
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FishingSnow

June 16, 2020. From Rollinsville, still snow. Too much to plow through with the 4Runner I thought. Later in July again.

matthew doenges
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Snow

June 5th 2020. still a lot of snow. not passable past mile 9, just below Yankee doodle lake. will try again in July.

Brandon M
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Currently closed due to covid. Local traffic only. Forest ranger was checking IDs and turning non-locals away. Maybe next time....

ayush del
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Scenic drivingRocky

This trail is easy rated trail. Easy for beginners but rocky as you go up the trail. I took a 3 inch lifted jeep with no issue. My buddy had stock full size RAM truck which made it through no issue as well. Very scenic view and plenty of spot to camp. Date: 07/2019

JD Manifold
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OHV/Off Road DrivingIcyRockySnow

Drove the eastern portion of this trail/road up to the top, hiked to the tunnel, then drove back down to Yankee Doodle Lake to fish. Some remaining snow, and a little ice, from the storm last week, but nothing deep. No need for a low range transfer case to drive this one... it's that easy. And as others have noted, it's pot holed and small rock covered over large portions which makes for a bumpy drive.

ken mohnkern
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Beautiful fall day, good trail conditions (always rough and Rocky) including Jenny Creek

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Blake Wilson
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Stock rubicon. 9/29 - Sunday traffic was not bad. Mostly an easy trail with a few section that lean moderate. Couple mud pots with no water crossings. Incredible views with fall color becoming widespread. If there’s a way to make the rollin west side we couldn’t find it.

Sig O.
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OHV/Off Road Driving

We drove up yesterday in a stock G-wagen. For one thing the trail ratings really are not consistent. This one is rated Moderate. Last week I drove the 25 mile length of the Palomar Divide Trail in California which is rated Easy, there really isn't much difference between the two trails. The most challenging part of this trail is the first 4 or 5 miles, where the surface is covered with rounded edge "potholes" that are impossible to avoid. You have to drive very slowly, even then it is 30 to 40 minutes of nonstop violent side to side rocking. At least in our vehicle, this type of surface felt more fatiguing than going over a rock field or some other more challenging surface. Other than that 4-wheel drive was not needed, truck level high clearance was required maybe in two spots. In some spots there are actually road signs warning of a DIP, which was a little amusing to see on a trail like this. It was a beautiful sunny day, once we cleared the tree line the views were gorgeous. The trail is blocked with boulders 1/4 mile from the tunnel which is visible up the trail. Even though we were well aware of the closure, driving all the way up and not getting on the divide, being able to see both sides, was a letdown.

Jean Yu
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OHV/Off Road Driving

We went Jeeping with 2018 Rubicon today. Drive about 5-15 mph, but no problem at all. Lots of ATVs also saw a Subaru made it up to Yankee Doodle Lake. Definitely need a 4 wheel drive for sure. One land unpaved rocky road but drivers on the trail was very polite. Took us 1.5 hr up and same time came down (including picnic and picture time). Pass Yankee Doodle Lake and hike 1/4 mile to Jenny Lake. So beautiful and highly recommended!

Blaine Griffin
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Drove up yesterday, 8/18 in a stock Rav4, a bit bumpy but no problems. Saw some people with off-road vehicles having a good time. Also some skiers above King Lake.

Paul Kincaid
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Decent trail that we have done a number of times. Definitely bumpy in many, many place. Open all the way to the top. Didn't see an entry for Jenny Creek Trail, which is a difficult trail off on Rollins Pass a few miles up. We ran Jenny Creek about 15 years ago and it was a blast; however, they have re-routed it and it really is no longer any fun. Looks like they just threw down some rocks here and there to try and continue to have it a difficult trail... Very disappointed...

Albert Salcedo
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OHV/Off Road DrivingRocky
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Gary Danis
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HikingNo shadeRocky

We had to stop about a mile from the end of Moffit Road because of a large remaining snow patch (No worries) The hike like the road was along the rail bed. The tunnel near the top was block because of dangerous falling rock. The rail workers should have done a rail cut instead as the rock fractures easily. We hiked (scrambled) around to the right pass the tunnel before retiring via a trail over a shoulder on the left. The 12 mile drive up was very bumpy but passable. Fabulous views on this clear day.

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Conrad Hofmeyr
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Scenic and historically significant trail, but not technically challenging. A snowdrift blocks the road shortly after Jenny Lake as of 7/27/2019. Quite a lot of traffic on the weekend: 4x4s, lots of subarus, lots of ATVs, hikers and mountain bikers.

Kayla-May Stark
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OHV/Off Road DrivingMuddyRockySnow
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peter simpson
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Mountain biking

Mountain biked 4 miles up today. Couple of easily navigated puddles in the road, nice trip. Hiked it previously to the pass and very popular with ATV crowds so you are coughing dust on weekends and definitely to be avoided, but well worth the trip if you can get up on quiet weekdays like today.

Michael Strecker
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OHV/Off Road DrivingSnow

Jeep Rubicon 4 door. 2" lift, 34.5" tires. Bumpy trail airdown recommended for comfort. Saw moose cow with calf near top. Made almost to Jenny Lake had to cross two snow filled cutouts. Could have made it to Jenny but would have had to winch 25 ft. However the other side of the lake still has 500 ft snow to cross, so not worth wincing any further. No passage beyond Jenny lake still to much snow on July 2nd. Without snow would be a 3 rated trail on the 10 scale..

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Michele Smithhart
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HikingRockySnow

Great trail in my opinion. Rocky for sure...I wouldn’t drive it HAHA ... Took our stock F150 with mud tires and a 4 wheel camper shell, our dog and 2 kids to off road camp and fish. Appears it was a big winter though and there are a few passes still impassable with snow drifts as of 6/28/19...we tried one pass and got stuck and some great people helped us out! We hiked to the lake and it was still frozen...but overall a lot of fun and plenty of spots to disperse camp! Will go back later in the summer so we can drive to the lakes

Michael Schumacher
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Hiking

too many motorized vehicles to be enjoyable for walkers.

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Andrew Blodgett
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HikingRockySnow

still lots of snow

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Chad Wilson
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Just a reminder regarding a statement on a previous review, if you encounter a locked gate, you should not go around it. Bypassing locked gates and/or going off trail encourages others to follow in the tracks and is what gets trails shut down. Rollins pass and Jenny Creek are fun trails, really fun to do some snow bashing!

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