Rollins Pass Trailhead


Corona Lake on Rollins Pass

The Rollins Pass Trailhead is located on the Continental Divide and provides access to the Indian Peaks Wilderness, James Peak Wilderness, the Moffat Railroad historical sites, and the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. There is parking for about 15 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 high snow levels typically don't allow access until late June or early July.

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At a Glance

Fees: No
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply in the Indian Peaks and James Peak Wilderness areas:
  • A permit is required to camp from June 1 - September 15 in the Indian Peaks Wilderness.
  • Mechanized/motorized travel is prohibited.
  • Do not camp or build campfires within 100 feet of developed trails or bodies of water.
  • Group size is limited to 12 people and/or livestock.
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
  • Follow the Leave No Trace principles.
Closest Towns: Winter Park
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Sulphur Ranger District; 970-887-4100; Contact Us

General Information

Directions:

From Winter Park, CO, drive south on US Highway 40 approximately one mile to County Road 80 (Forest Road 149) and turn left. Drive 15 miles to the Continental Divide. No motorized route connects across the Continental Divide. One may hike or bicycle across and around the collapsed Needle's Eye Tunnel to Forest Road 149 that leads to Rollinsville, CO.


Accessibility:

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 high snow levels typically don't allow access until late June or early July.


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
39.935128

  Longitude : 
-105.682085

  Elevation : 
11,600'