Rogers Pass Trailhead

The Rogers Pass Trailhead is a high elevation, minor trailhead located in the James Peak Protection Area. The trailhead is located next to the Rifle-sight Trestle on the historic Moffat Railroad. There is parking for 3 or 4 vehicles.

Note: A high-clearance, 4-wheel drive vehicle is highly recommended to access this trailhead. The access road to this trailhead is closed from November 15 - June 15, but due to high snow levels, it typically does not become accessible until late June or early July.

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At a Glance

Usage: Medium
  • Bicycles are restricted to designated routes in James Peak Protection Area.
  • Snowmobiles are prohibited in James Peak Special Interest Area.
  • Dogs must be under control at all times.
  • Follow the Leave No Trace principles.
Unless seasonal restrictions are in effect, campfires must be attended at all times and cold to the touch with the bare hand before being abandoned. Collection of dead and down wood is allowed; do not break branches from standing trees for firewood.
Closest Towns: Winter Park
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service

General Information


From Winter Park, CO, drive south on US Highway 40 approximately one mile to County Road 80 (Forest Road 149) and turn left. Drive 11 miles to the Rifle Sight train trestle. The trailhead is on the right.


The access road to this trailhead is closed from Novmeber 15 - June 15. However, due to high levels of snow, it typically is not accessible until late June or early July. Check with the Sulphur Ranger District for up-to-date road conditions and accessibility to trailheads at 970-887-4100.


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