Corona Pass aka Rollins Pass West

4.2/5 (19 reviews)
Winter Park, Colorado (Grand County)
Last Updated: 08/05/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

Corona Pass once held the title of the country's highest elevation rail stop. The trail is located just outside Winter Park, along the Continental Divide at 11,660 feet above sea level. Although this pass has been used for thousands of years by humans and animals, not until the mining and railroad booms of the 1900s did machinery begin summiting the treacherous pass. Today, the pass is no longer linked on both ends, thus creating two dead-end routes. Making your approach from the west to the top of Rollins Pass, you will be greeted with breathtaking panoramic views, endless wildflowers, and incredible campsites that are sure to make your Instagram followers jealous.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

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Trail Reviews

4.3/5 (19 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 10/30/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Ran this trail expecting some snow, it was mostly covered for about 70% of the trail however as Matt pointed out it is not very deep snow and doesn't pose any real issues. I made it with no problems up until the Train Trestle (waypoint 12), after which the snow got noticeably more slippery. I was on my own in my Forester Wilderness and I didn't feel super confident continuing onwards as it was my first time driving in the snow. After a 5 or so point turn, I headed back with no issues. Overall a great trail with some awesome views!
Trail Review: Corona Pass aka Rollins Pass West - Lalo Martinez
Trail Review: Corona Pass aka Rollins Pass West - Lalo Martinez
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Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 10/29/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Trail was covered in snow for most of the way, but wasn't very deep. There were a few parts that got slushy in the turns, but overall didn't have any issues. With another good snowfall will likely make it impassible.
Trail Review: Corona Pass aka Rollins Pass West - Matt Ulrich
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 09/25/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

While not a technical trail, it is Rocky. I’m very glad to have followed Ryan Boudreau’s recommendation to air down for this one. There are some great camping spots, although the first two offshoot trails leading to camping spots were blocked by fallen trees about half way down the trails. Overall, worth the drive as the scenery is fantastic.
Trail Review: Corona Pass aka Rollins Pass West - Tim N.
Trail Review: Corona Pass aka Rollins Pass West - Tim N.
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Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/31/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Nice trail ! 4 stars for the scenic view at the top. As you head up there are some good views of Winter Park. First 10 miles or so aren’t that exciting. Once you get above timberline there are some great views of three lakes and a waterfall. The best part is at the top. Turn right before you get to the main parking lot. It’s the upper road that is the most challenging, fun and scenic. Drove it in a stock Forester Wilderness with skid plates.
Trail Review: Corona Pass aka Rollins Pass West - Roger P.
Trail Review: Corona Pass aka Rollins Pass West - Roger P.
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Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/12/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

A lot of fun and coming from the WP side, it was very easy until after the older bridge higher up. The rating is spot on and most 4wd with good clearance won't have an issue.
Trail Review: Corona Pass aka Rollins Pass West - Robbie spil
Trail Review: Corona Pass aka Rollins Pass West - Robbie spil
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