Jenny Creek

Rollinsville, Colorado (Gilpin County)

Last Updated: 01/08/2022
4.5 / 5 ( 10 reviews )
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Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 3.56 miles
Highest Elevation: 10761 feet
Duration: About 3 hours
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: North
Nearest Town: Rollinsville
Nearest Town w/ Services: Nederland
Official Road Name: 808, 808.1, 502.1
Management Agency: Roosevelt National Forest / Boulder Ranger District


Highlight: Jenny Creek
Jenny Creek is a short fun OHV trail (Permit Required) that spurs off Rollins Pass East Trail. This straight through trail is accessible during the summer months typically July - October. Some of the Highlights are the Jenny Creek water crossing, beautiful dense forest scenery, pine beetle kill clear cut area and the alpine lakes also located at the top of Rollins Pass. A few small rock sections keep the trail interesting from a technical standpoint.


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1. Jenny Creek Trail Head (0 mi)
The Jenny Creek Trail Head is located on the right side of Rollins Pass East roughly 6 miles up. The trail head is relatively new (Within the last 5 years) due to the old Jenny Creek route being placed into restoration.

Directions to Trailhead

Take Highway 119 to Rollinsville. Turn West onto CR 16 (Moffat Tunnel Road) and continue for 7.3 miles and you will find the Rollins Pass trailhead on the right with a parking area and sign. This is a great place to air down tires to head up to the Jenny Creek trailhead. Head up Rollins Pass East for approximately 6 miles. The tailhead for Jenny Creek will be marked with two signs on the right side of the road reading "TO JENNY CREEK" and "502" both with a right turn directional arrow.


Trail Reviews (16)

Questions & Answers (1)

Q: A rating of 3-6 is quite a range. Is that dependent on the conditions - i.e. water depth, mud etc...? It doesn't seem like there are any bypasses to the technical sections.
–Edward Jenner (08/09/2019)
–Ryan Boudreau (08/13/2019)

Writer Information

Matt Russo

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Matt is an avid off-roader/outdoors-man getting his start in Virginia. At the age of 18 Matt bought his first Jeep and as we say, the rest is history. Since moving to Colorado in 2010 Matt was introduced to the long, scenic trails in places like Ouray, Telluride, COBDR and Moab. This is where his love for overlanding, back country and camping really took foot. Matt is a GIS Analyst by trade so mapping is his jam. You can find him all summer long spending his weekends in remote locations in the mountains living out of his roof top ttent.
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