East Rollins Pass
Gilpin County, Colorado
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.
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
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.
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.
Trail System Information
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