South Boulder Creek (#900)
Length: East Portal Trailhead (TH) to: Heart Lake - 4.2 miles; Rogers Pass - 4.6 miles. DISTANCES ARE ONE-WAY.
Elevation: 9,211 feet at East Portal TH; 11,300 feet at Heart Lake; 11,060 feet at Rogers Pass Lake; 11,900 feet at Rogers Pass
Trail Description: From the East Portal Trailhead, follow the South Boulder Creek Trail around the north side of the train tunnel. The trail soon enters James Peak Wilderness Area. It is 1.2 miles on the South Boulder Creek Trail to the signed Forest Lakes Trail junction.
South Boulder Creek continues straight ahead, intersecting Crater Lakes Trail after another half-mile. The last 2.5 miles of trail roughly follows South Boulder Creek. The trail reaches a small pond, followed soon by Rogers Pass Lake. Traverse the ridge north of Rogers Pass Lake to overlook Heart Lake or to reach Rogers Pass and intersect the Continental Divide Trail.
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At a Glance
|Permit Info:||No permits are required at this time.|
|Best Season:||June through October|
|Restrictions:||James Peak Wilderness restrictions apply:
|Closest Towns:||Rollinsville, Colorado|
|Water:||Lakes and streams; treat water for drinking.|
|Restroom:||Vault toilets at East Portal Trailhead|
|Operated By:||U.S. Forest Service|