Mammoth Gulch

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3.9/5 (35 reviews)
Rollinsville, Colorado (Gilpin County)
Last Updated: 12/31/2023
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Mammoth Gulch provides access to or from the northern terminus of the Kingston Peak trail or can be combined with Elk Park Road to make a back way into Apex and the trails around Dakota Hill and Oregon Hill. This trail features beautiful views of the James Peak Wilderness and the area around Rollins Pass to the west and north. There is also interesting history to be seen as you pass through the ghost town of Tolland on the way to the trailhead. Mammoth Gulch can be a leisurely, scenic drive or a connection to further adventure.

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3.9/5 (35)
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50100
Impassable
Visited: 12/31/2023

The trail is very difficult or impassable due to deep snow.
Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/12/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Packed snow on much of the trail today. Might have made the road smoother! No traction issues on 1/2 worn 31” AT tires.
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2200
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Visited: 09/23/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Ran this in reverse, there are some pretty decent ruts between 3 and 1 that are likely a little easier going uphill. Somebody had a 5th wheel in one of the camping spots so I guess the road isn't too bad. The side trip down Nebraska was definitely worthwhile, fall colors are happening.
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63450
Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 07/19/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Pretty drive, but man was it bumpy... Saw a poor soul taking an empty flatbed trailer up this trail. I can only imagine that the trailer welds were strength tested. I hadn't aired down yet which was a mistake as well. Rating is accurate, but 4wd can help make it a bit smoother.
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50100
Open
Visited: 06/25/2023

Trail should be open now.

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