Dakota Hill

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4.5/5 (20 reviews)
Black Hawk, Colorado (Gilpin County)
Last Updated: 12/27/2020

Trail Information


This offroad 4x4 route is one of the main spines of the extensive network of trails around Dakota Hill and Oregon Hill southwest of Rollinsville. Along its course you will find spectacular mountain vistas, interesting mining relics and connections to many more trails to explore. On the way to the trailhead you will pass through the town of Apex which has a few residents but is really a well-preserved ghost town. This whole network is a remnant of a bygone era where some made fortunes and others died with shattered dreams.

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Trail Reviews

4.5/5 (20)
Rated 4/5
Visited: 08/05/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

I linked this trail after Pickle Gulch and heading towards Apex Valley Rd. It’s super easy, I definitely wouldn’t call it moderate but it’s got some great mountain views!
Visited: 07/01/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Totally clear. Great connector between apex and pickle gulch. Final waypoint is a great spot to stop for lunch.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/17/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Rocky and muddy trail, super fun for early summer wheelin’
Rated 3/5
Visited: 07/03/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

100% dry. It's July after all.
Visited: 05/14/2022

Still a lot of snow

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