Explore the most popular birding trails near Rollinsville with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great hike, especially rewarding the last stretch. We stopped at Rogers Pass Lake due to incoming weather which brought hail and rain and lowered the temperature considerably. Check weather before you head out. This hike offers a rocky-ish trail, waterfalls, streams, lakes, and stunning views - the wildflowers were Abundant as if the area was landscaped. Be aware that there is an abundance of mosquitos on the trail and at the lakes.

12 days ago

It was a lovely hike, but the road to access it, is no longer accessible. So, you need to hike basically from behind the Lakota development. So, we did not make it to the lake, but the hike was lovely all the same. Watch out for the beautiful coral orchids!

Trailhead was packed with lots of cars at 9 am on Saturday but there is plenty of parking and space to accommodate. This trail is most beautiful in spring with the lush green vegetation and wide variety of wildflowers everywhere. Two lower lakes are great. To find the trail to upper lakes... find the trail along the northern lower lake along the steep hillside going up to upper lake and the trail will get you there along some steep switchbacks. Upper lake is awesome too!!

The main trail is great. It’s a steady climb but enjoyable and filled with wildflowers. We reached the first and second lakes easily but were unable to follow the trail to the third (going clockwise on the loop). Basically, there was no trail so we had to backtrack. Treat this one as an out and back.

Went in the afternoon with the family. A wonderful hike! Forest, flowers, and a water at the end.

This is a gorgeous area of Colorado. I believe this trail is mostly for mountain biking, as the route is a convoluted mess. We hiked it in snow, and it was terribly difficult to stay on the trail. Trail rests among many private properties and we were constantly worried about trespassing. Might be easier to follow without snow on ground.

6 months ago

LEASH YOUR DOGS! This is ridiculous, we all love our dogs but your dog SHOULD NOT be unleashed and free to run up to leashed dogs.

We backpacked to Forest Lake and spent two night backpacking. The beginning of the trail was heavily used and traffic lessened when you split off, I would recommend crampons for the beginning, then snowshoes or skis the rest. For us, we used snowshoes. There was no marked trail after the recent snowstorm up to Forest Lake, so we and a few others made a route up, not sure if it stayed since that time.
Besides people not leashing their dogs, be aware that trail etiquette is not common here. The majority do not practice common courtesy or understand basic concepts of the trail. Remember, those climbing up get the right if way, try not to walk through another’s camp (when there is literally miles around it and they are way off trail already), LEASH YOUR DOGS (if your dog gets attacked by a leashed dog, you have zero rights legally and will be fined or worse) and just be polite overall.
Was a decent spot for a last minute winter backpacking trip but will never be back. Definitely worth going at least once though.
Happy trekking!

9 months ago

It's snowing from the old miners bridge to the top about 1.9 miles. White out conditions, if you go up from this point on, have a 4x4 that has an off road package and snow tires. This road is a 4x4 with huge boulders and holes. We enjoyed the ride, the scenery is priceless. It's only 11 mi from WInter Park, but takes over an hour. You couldn't see the lake as the snow rolled in. However, the continental divide is where it's at even on a snowy day.

10 months ago

Pretty easy hike once you've made it up the pass. The road has gotten bumpier the last couple of years, still once you've made it, the view is well worth the drive

Friday, July 14, 2017

This was a beautiful hike filled with wildflowers, numerous water crossings, and two beautiful lakes at the top. I'm surprised this hike is rated as easy because the first half of the hike is a steady incline and you gain more that 1500ft in a few miles. With that said, it was well worth the effort. The second lake was absolutely stunning.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Outstanding views but long rocky drive up

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Only a little bit of snow to the left of the first lake and between the second and third lakes. Definitely make a trip to the top one--even if a trail isn't apparent, you can tell where things are based on waterfalls. Saw foxes and marmots along the way.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Road was closed 8 miles before trailhead, and it was unrelated to weather because there was no snow. It was a real bummer because we drove so far.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Beautiful, scenic. Wild flowers, lake views, snow. Fishing/fly fishing. This is not an easily accessible trail! Plan at least 1-2 hours to get to the trail and another hour to get out and you will need a vehicle with ground clearance due to the rough road.

Saturday, August 08, 2015

A beautiful hike. Loved every minute of it. GREAT views!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Super simple hike. Incredible views of the Winter Park / Fraser Valley. I recommend this hike for a quick backpack getaway lakeside. Note: Rollins pass road takes 1-2 hours to drive up due to the road condition. Also, Plan ahead as Google Maps ( directions ) takes you to the wrong entrance road ( which will be closed ).

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Beautiful hike. About 8 miles round trip. Make sure to hike to the upper lake after enjoying the lower. It's worth the extra half mile or so

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