Near Winter Park and Idaho Springs in the Arapaho National Forest, the popular Rollins Pass Road (aka Moffat Road) is a 30+ mile route along an old railroad grade. The route climbs up to Rollins Pass past many sights including old trestles amd stations.
To reach the trailhead from Nederland, head south on State Route 119 to Rollinsville. Turn right onto East Portal Road and travel roughly 7 miles to the junction with Rollins Pass Road. Park here.
To reach the trailhead from US70, use Exit #244 for US6. Head head on US6 to SR119. Turn left on SR119 to Rollinsville. In Rollinsville, turn left onto East Portal Road and travel roughly 7 miles to the junction with Rollins Pass Road. Park here.
Note: As of July 2007, the Needle Eye Tunnel is closed due to rock slides in the area. You cannot drive past this point in either direction.
Note: Colorado residents must register their off-highway vehicle with the Colorado State Parks (303) 866-3437. Out-of-state residents who bring OHVs into Colorado must purchase a Colorado Non-Resident OHV permit which is valid from the date of purchase through the following March 31. These permits can be purchased anywhere you get your hunting/fishing licenses in Colorado. All off-highway vehicles must have an approved muffler and spark arrester. These requirements are subject to change so make sure to contact the Colorado State Parks prior to using your off-highway vehicle.
Note: As of September 2007, ATV riding on Forest Service roads is only permited on roads marked as open to ATV. All ATVs must be registered.