Rollins Pass East

4.1/5 (52 reviews)
Rollinsville, Colorado (Gilpin County)
Last Updated: 12/26/2022
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Highlights

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 (52 reviews)
Official Crew
88800
Impassable
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.
Trail Review: Rollins Pass East - Ryan Boudreau
Trail Review: Rollins Pass East - Ryan Boudreau
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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!
Trail Review: Rollins Pass East - David Stillman
Trail Review: Rollins Pass East - David Stillman
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1100
Open
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.
3600
Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 08/21/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

We ran Rollins Pass West last month where we looked down on Yankee Doodle Lake, So we had to check out Rollins Pass East and the lake. Lots of potholes and very rocky. It took us two hours to get to the top where it's blocked. Enjoyed a picnic overlooking Yankee Doodle lake.
Trail Review: Rollins Pass East - Roger P.
Trail Review: Rollins Pass East - Roger P.
1500
Partially Open
Visited: 07/04/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

There's a deep icy drift at the usual spot just past Yankee Doodle Lake, the trail is dry and passable up to that point.

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