Michigan Hill

4.5/5 (11 reviews)
Rollinsville, Colorado (Gilpin County)
Last Updated: 08/06/2022
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Highlights

Michigan Hill is a major route in the extensive network of trails around Oregon Hill and Dakota Hill making connections to several trails in the network. It also offers a wide variety of terrain and landscapes from tight turns through dense forest to open hillsides with spectacular views. There are also some interesting relics of the area’s rich mining history.

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Trail Reviews

4.5/5 (11 reviews)
Bill Andrews
Official Crew
37550
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/06/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

After we finished Pickle Gulch we went on to Michigan Hill. I was in my stock TJ (Cherokee is down with bad control arm bushings) and Mike and his family were in his stock JLU Rubicon hybrid. The trail was clear and dry with no issues to report. As stated in an earlier review, the low trees at Waypoint 3 have been removed. The connector (left turn) at Waypoint 6 has been closed. To get to Stewart Gulch you must continue to Waypoint 8. The views are as spectacular as ever.
Trail Review: Michigan Hill - Bill Andrews
Trail Review: Michigan Hill - Bill Andrews
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Ray
6300
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/22/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Rough and slow going in spots, the trees at WP3 are no longer an issue. The trail opens up briefly at WP4 allowing sweeping views. Noticed evidence of moose as most of the willows had their tops chewed off. Continued to the summit and explored the old mine.
Trail Review: Michigan Hill - Ray
Trail Review: Michigan Hill - Ray
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More forest closures are being lifted across the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests as all Stage 3 restrictions are rescinded beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10.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.
Bill Andrews
Official Crew
37550
Status: Temporary Closure
Visited: 10/20/2020

Due to extreme fire danger the Ntional Forest Service has temporarily closed all National Forest land in Clear Creek, Jefferson, Gilpin, Boulder, and Larimer counties. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD831612

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