West Magnolia

4.6/5 (9 reviews)
Rollinsville, Colorado (Boulder County)
Last Updated: 12/01/2021
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Trail Information


Situated on the west side of Colorado Highway 119 between the quaint little towns of Nederland and Rollinsville is a small network of hiking, mountain biking and 4x4 trails known as West Magnolia. Like much of the Colorado Front Range, the area is rich in mining history and abundant in scenic beauty. These easy-to-moderate four-wheel​ drive roads can provide a quick outing or be strung together to make a whole day or more of fun in the woods. Camping is available in designated sites. Its proximity to the Denver area and ease of access make it popular for day trips or short weekend jaunts. West Magnolia Road is the main access into this network. If combined with Observatory and Rollinsville it makes a nice route to the town of Rollinsville.

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Trail Reviews

4.6/5 (9 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/03/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Was only on this trail until Observatory but seemed to be in fine shape.
Official Crew
Status: Seasonal Closure
Visited: 12/01/2021

Closed for the season! See you in 2022!
Ryan Boudreau
Official Crew
Status: Open
Visited: 05/21/2021

Confirmed with Forest Service the road is open for the season.
Bill Andrews
Official Crew
Status: Open
Visited: 11/12/2020

Per the National Forest Service: FORT COLLINS, Colo (Nov. 9, 2020) – More forest closures are being lifted across the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests as all Stage 3 restrictions are rescinded beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10. Closures will remain in place around areas that experienced wildfire in Grand, Boulder and Larimer counties. These fire areas present a public safety threat as burned trees can fall unexpectedly, hot spots are still burning, and new hazards can be hidden under snow.
Bill Andrews
Official Crew
Status: Temporary Closure
Visited: 10/20/2020

Due to extreme fire danger the Ntional Forest Service has temporarily closed all National Forest land in Clear Creek, Jefferson, Gilpin, Boulder, and Larimer counties. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD831612

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