Dakota Hill

4.6/5 (17 reviews)
Black Hawk, Colorado (Gilpin County)
Last Updated: 12/27/2020
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Trail Information

Highlights

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.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

4.6/5 (17 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 07/03/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

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

Still a lot of snow
Adam
400
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/17/2021

Easy trail. Explored a few random turns that got a lot more technical. Nothing needing lockers just rocky and very narrow in spots. No snow. Remember this place for early or late season
Bill Andrews
Official Crew
37550
Status: Impassable
Visited: 12/27/2020

Based on reports from nearby trails, the trail is probably very difficult or impassible due to snow
Bill Andrews
Official Crew
37550
Status: Open
Visited: 11/12/2020

Per the National Forest Service: FORT COLLINS, Colo (Nov. 9, 2020) – More forest closures are being lifted across the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests as all Stage 3 restrictions are rescinded beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10. Closures will remain in place around areas that experienced wildfire in Grand, Boulder and Larimer counties. These fire areas present a public safety threat as burned trees can fall unexpectedly, hot spots are still burning, and new hazards can be hidden under snow.

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