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East Rollins Pass

Gilpin County, Colorado


 
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East Rollins Pass
 

How to Get There

From Boulder, take Boulder Canyon Drive / Highway 119 South through Nederland to Rollinsville. Turn right on to Rollins Pass Road (CR16) and proceed West for 7.6 miles. From Golden, take Highway 93 north toward Boulder. Turn left on to Golden Gate Canyon Road / Highway 46. Take Highway 46 west then turn right on to Highway 119. Take Highway 119 north to Rollinsville. Turn left on to Rollins Pass Road (CR16) and proceed West for 7.6 miles. Trailhead is marked by a Moffat Road historical marker and a Carsonite post for FDR 149.

Detailed Description

East Rollins Pass The East Rollins Pass road is an easier, (2 out of 10) maintained Forest Service gravel road. The road provides many scenic views of the lakes and the mountains in the area as well as access to the historical Needle Eye tunnel. The Needle Eye tunnel is closed to all traffic. Turn by Turn Directions Mile Description 0.0 Start. Trailhead is marked by a Moffat Road historical marker and a Carsonite post for FDR 149. 5.5 FS 502 exits to the right to the Jenny Creek Trail. Stay left on FDR 149. 9.4 FS 808 exits to the right to the Jenny Creek Trail. Stay left on FDR 149 and curve around Yankee Doodle Lake. 10.1 FS 148 exits to the right. This short spur leads to a small parking area next to Jenny Lake. 12.0 End of Road. If desired, you can park here along the side of the road and hike the remaining 1/2 mile to Needle Eye Tunnel. Otherwise, turn around here and proceed back down the mountain. Jenny Creek The Jenny Creek trail provides a narrow, rocky route for those looking for a challenging four-wheel drive experience. Jenny Creek is considered an intermediate difficulty trail (5 out of 10) with a few rocky sections that can require lockers in wet conditions. In snowy conditions, a winch is required. The Jenny Creek trail is best suited for narrower, high-clearance vehicles.

Adopted Trails

FR808, FR502   Rising Sun 4WD Club

Trail System Information

Location: 39.9051166667, -105.630966667
Location is: Trailhead
Nearest City: Rollinsville
Difficulty (1-10): 2-5
Distance (mi): 24
Time (hh:mm): 04:00
Lowest Elevation (ft): 9213
Highest Elevation (ft): 11241
Best for: 4WDMotorcycleATVUTV

Note that not all of the trails in an area will be open to all vehicle types. Follow the Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM)s and signage for the area and ride only on trails open to and wider than your OHV.

Maps/GPS files: PDF ZIP KMZ Map

Visit the Trail Maps page for download/print instructions, information about the Avenza App for PDF files, or a complete list of available maps!

More Info: Boulder Ranger District (303) 541-2500
  Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland (970) 295-6700
  MVUM Page

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