Rollins Pass East

4.1/5 (54 reviews)
Rollinsville, Colorado (Gilpin County)
Last Updated: 12/26/2022

Trail Information


Rollins Pass East is a beautiful drive through the Roosevelt National Forest that takes you up a 4% grade, above timberline, where you get endless views of the Colorado Front Range, access to beautiful fishing spots, a more challenging four-wheel drive road, and good hiking opportunities. There is also some history to Rollins Pass East that can really make you appreciate the past.

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Trail Reviews

4.1/5 (54)
Visited: 05/12/2023

Impassable snow at the tight switchback between marker 2 and 3.
Visited: 03/31/2023

Snow is still pretty gnarly between waypoints 2 and 3 on the exposed cliff section, possible to get through but I can't recommend it. Give it another month.
Official Crew
Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/26/2022

Great day on the trail! Fresh snow was deep and sticky today, and not icy like usual. Made it just shy of 3 miles in where we hit waist deep snow. All three rigs on 40"+ tires. The drifts are deep, so don't go alone. We winched and and used kinetic Ropes a lot just to get to the 3 mile mark.
Partially Open
Visited: 11/13/2022

Open to just above Yankee Doodle Lake where there's a large drift at 39.93535, -105.65621 just past the narrow slot where it usually accumulates.. A narrow vehicle might make it past, but probably not after the next major accumulation. Snow wheeling at its best!
Rated 3/5
Visited: 10/16/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Views are spectacular from this trail... However it is very bumpy and overall kind of boring. Make sure you air down, and if you are looking for something more challenging hit Jenny Creek on your way up.

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