For us, the story of Rollins Pass is interwoven with the story of who we are and encapsulates our excitement for all things related to this resplendent place: our Rollins Passion. Prior generations of our families have vacationed, hiked, and fished on and near the pass. Rollins Pass is home for us: it’s where we spend at least four days a week each summer and early autumn; it’s where we fell in love, where Travis proposed to Kate on one knee, it’s the place we were married and where we honeymooned, and where we vacation several weeks each year.
Rollins Pass forms the backdrop for our high-altitude love story and is part of the enduring tapestry that we’ve written about in our books. We’ve adopted trails and made discoveries, volunteered with Dr. Jason LaBelle’s Colorado State University field school students with archaeology work on the pass, participated in the US Forest Service’s Passport in Time program for Rollins Pass, written multiple academic and published works, as well as several presentations, and we work to ensure the legacy of the 12,000 years of history on the pass is preserved for future generations.
We hope our unique Rollins Passion shines through in our books, photographs, media and podcast interviews, when we meet fellow visitors atop the pass, and in our presentations that we enjoy giving throughout Colorado.