Rollins Pass West

Total Miles
15.3

Elevation

3,592.04 ft

Duration

5 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

A beautiful, easy drive through thick trees. You'll eventually rise above the timberline and get an amazing view of Winter Park Ski Area as well as some gorgeous mountain lakes. If you want to continue on, take Boulder Wagon Road to the other side of the pass. There are some good hikes along the way. Unlicensed vehicles are permitted on marked roads only. Open June 15 to November 15. This trail used to connect to the other side (down to Yankee Doodle Lake), but the road is now closed. The area between Rollins West and Rollins East has a giant barricade blocking the connection of the two roads.

Photos of Rollins Pass West

Rollins Pass West
Rollins Pass West
Rollins Pass West

Difficulty

Easy. Main road is wide with embedded rock and potholes, but suitable for stock, high-clearance SUVs. Four-wheel drive is recommended for optional Boulder Wagon Road 501.1.

History

Rollins Pass (a.k.a. Corona Pass). At the end of the main road is the site of a former railroad station, hotel, restaurant and workers' quarters. When the present- day Moffat Tunnel opened in 1928, the site was abandoned and, soon after, torn down. In 1911, a tourist could stay at the hotel for $2.00 a day and eat for 50 cents a meal.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Braden Holt
Sep 01, 2023
2021 Toyota 4Runner
Open
Normal
Rob Albino
Aug 23, 2023
2000 Toyota Land Cruiser
Temporarily Closed
Adam Vowell
Aug 06, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Michael Haskins
Jul 17, 2023
4x4
Open
Dusty
Rough/Deteriorated
Washboard

Access Description

From Hwy. 40, about 1.5 miles south of Winter Park, turn east on C.R. 80 (F.S. 149). Watch for signs on Hwy. 40 that say Corona Pass.

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