East Portal Trailhead

  

Image of the South Boulder Creek trail with a wooden sign in a grassy mountain meadow

Provides access to South Boulder Creek Trail, Forest Lakes Trail, Crater Lakes Trail, Ute Trail and the Continental Divide Trail inside the James Peak Wilderness.

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At a Glance

Permit Info: No permits are required at this time.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: James Peak Wilderness restrictions apply:
  • Motorized equipment and mechanized transportation are prohibited.
  • Pets must be on a hand-held leash at all times.
  • Campfires are prohibited year round.
  • Campsites must be at least 100 feet away from water and trail.
  • Group size is limited to 12 (people and livestock combined).
  • Processed weed-free feed is required for stock.
Fishing and hunting: permitted in accordance with regulations established by Colorado Parks & Wildlife.
Closest Towns: Rollinsville, Colorado
Water: South Boulder Creek; treat water for drinking
Restroom: Portable
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Boulder Ranger District; 303-541-2500; Contact Us

General Information

Directions: From Nederland, travel south for 4.5 miles on Colorado Highway 119 to Rollinsville. Turn west onto the gravel Gilpin County Road 16 and continue eight miles to the Moffat Tunnel. A large parking area is available at the East Portal Trailhead.

Activities


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Horse Riding & Camping

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Winter Sports

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