Rollins Pass Road For OHV Driving
The 11th most popular off-highway vehicle trail in Colorado.
Wednesday 29 June 2016 05:17 GMT
Near Winter Park and Idaho Springs in the Arapaho National Forest, the popular Rollins Pass Road (aka Moffat Road) is a 30+ mile OHV 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. Non-residents are not required to register in Colorado, if they are registered in their home states. 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.
Overall, Rollins Pass Road is the 11th most popular OHV & 4wd jeep trail of all 61 OHV routes in Colorado. Several of the better ohv/4wd trails are nearby Rollins Pass Road including Kingston Peak and Argentine Pass.