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Rollins Pass Road

County Road 80, Winter Park, CO
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A rough ride but well worth it!

We first drove the road to Rollins Pass in 1967 before the Needles Eye tunnel collapsed. It was a... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Northglenn, Colorado
It's an Adventure!

For decades I have wanted to travel up Rollins Pass but due to the time of the visits it was never... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
Sioux City, Iowa
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County Road 80, Winter Park, CO
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We first drove the road to Rollins Pass in 1967 before the Needles Eye tunnel collapsed. It was a favorite place to take out of town company. We have driven it many times since then, despite the deteriorating road. The scenery is spectacular, especially around...More

Thank jhuddles2
Reviewed 27 August 2016

For decades I have wanted to travel up Rollins Pass but due to the time of the visits it was never open. Finally got the chance and it was an adventure with views to die for (literally) The road is rocky and you will need...More

1  Thank loesshawk2015
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I rode up the Rollins Pass Road to Yankee Doodle Lake yesterday. That's a couple turns below the tunnel that is closed. The road was easy four wheeling. Probably a strong truck with 2 wheel drive could make it. The problem wasn't the technicality of...More

4  Thank s0msai
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We took our Lincoln Navigator on this trail. It was fun and a little nerve racking. Some parts were just down right scary. We got passed by road bikers some and when we slowly and finally made it to the top it started raining. The...More

Thank ashleyhum
Reviewed 11 July 2016

In the welcome center is a book of trails for this area that is worth every penny of the $25 if you are a hiker. It unlocks the mysteries of missing signs, unexpected cross roads, and includes GPS coordinates for everything. The road up is...More

Thank NoIberostarFan
Reviewed 30 September 2015

We were visiting Nederland and this hike was a favorite of my parents from the 70's so we did it, well we kind of did it. We had a rented sedan and made it up somewhat but had to stop because of the rocky terrain...More

1  Thank A K
Reviewed 22 September 2015

My wife and I took our two kids up the Rollins / Corona Pass on four wheelers. We encountered a number of trucks and cars, but we are still not sure how some of the cars made it up and back. The trail is very...More

4  Thank Mike K
Reviewed 1 September 2015

This is a rough ride up, with road following what was once an old railroad line, but worth it if your vehicle can take it. If you are a train or history buff, stop by the visitor center in town and pick up a brochure...More

3  Thank Anita A
Reviewed 16 August 2015

We drove up the from the west side at Winter Park. You will need a 4 wheel drive or high clearance vehicle as this road is not for street cars. It took 1.5 hours to go 15 miles and not topping 15MPH on this road....More

4  Thank 007BigBlue
Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

We thought we would try to drive to Yankee doodle lake in a 2015 Ford Explorer. We made it up the rough and rocky road about 4 miles before turning around. We could have kept going, but risk of damage was too high. Great views....More

4  Thank Wolf K
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28 August 2016|
Response from loesshawk2015 | Reviewed this property |
I got there with a front wheel drive Jeep Compass. You just have to go slow and be willing to dodge ruts and rocks. At the top I saw a variety of vehicles.
25 August 2016|
Response from NoIberostarFan | Reviewed this property |
4WD will only matter if the weather is nasty. Otherwise, its clearance you require. Most sedans will be challenged.