|Typically Open:||06/15 - 11/15|
|Highest Elevation:||11778 feet|
|Duration:||About 2 hours 30 minutes|
|Shape of Trail:||Out & Back|
|Best Direction to Travel:||N/A|
|Nearest Town:||Winter Park|
|Nearest Town w/ Services:||Winter Park|
|Official Road Name:||149|
|Management Agency:||Arapahoe National Forest|
|District:||Sulfur Ranger District|
The drive up Rollins Pass gets increasingly rewarding the higher up you drive. You begin in aspen forests and there are many other trails that you pass on your way up. There are a few scenic overlook areas that give you great panoramas even before you get to the first trestle which you can view from below and stop right next to. You also have a beautiful panoramic view to the north when you encounter the first trestle, and you are nearing tree-line. As you continue to climb, you will see mountain ranges to the south, west and north. There are alpine lakes that are a short hike off of the path, as well as the Continental Divide Trail. Continue past the parking lot on the Boulder Wagon Road to reach the end of the motor vehicle route. You can hike to the historic Needle's Eye Tunnel (which is blocked and closed, do not enter the tunnel). There are a few more historic train trestles along the north face of the mountain and you can hike around to see them. Do not get close or walk on the trestles, they are not safe.
Turn north onto Corona Pass Rd/County Rd 80/FS149 from US 40. This is the trailhead. There is a sign as you turn onto the road that has information about The Moffat Road "Hill Route".
Starting Point: Empire