Preserve Rollins Pass provides a growing list of resources including the Rollins Pass/Corona Pass Road Status, Frequently Asked Questions, Rollins Pass Weather, Rollins Pass Maps, Leave No Trace guidance, how to Contact an Archaeologist, and The John Trezise Archive for Rollins Pass Imagery as part of Rollins Pass Photos. Read more on each page, linked to and detailed below:
ROLLINS PASS ROAD STATUS | CORONA PASS ROAD STATUS
By far, our most popular and most accessed resource with thousands and thousands of views each year! The latest information about the Rollins Pass Road Status and road conditions are provided on this page—based on data aggregated from crowd-sourced information available and provided to Preserve Rollins Pass. Avalanche forecast data is provided courtesy of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC). This page is updated every week of the year and quite often, daily.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Our second-most popular resource: your most frequently asked questions about Rollins Pass, the Moffat Tunnel, and much more are answered here by the authors! This page is updated frequently with new questions and answers.
ROLLINS PASS WEATHER
Rollins Pass weather, like many places in Colorado, changes constantly. Add to this, the complexity that Rollins Pass has no infrastructure: no electricity, no webcams, no AWOS sites, and no SNOTEL sites. However, reasonable guesses at the weather and conditions on Rollins Pass can be ascertained from nearby AWOS and SNOTEL sites as well as nearby webcams from Winter Park Resort, Berthoud Pass, Eldora, atop Dakota Hill near Rollinsville, and Nederland. We’ll walk you through how to interpret the data below to make reasonable guesses as to how much snow you can expect on either side of Rollins Pass as well as what the current weather might look like.
ROLLINS PASS MAPS
Satellite maps, wilderness maps, as well as USFS Motor Vehicle Use Maps for both sides of Rollins Pass (Corona Pass) are provided to inform the public.
LEAVE NO TRACE
Archaeology provides the “why” to the story that is so important to understanding, enriching, and unlocking the mysteries of the past. Whereas much is known about the railroad, there is still much to be learned from the abandoned can dumps, wrecks, and other historic debris that did not make it into newspaper articles, books, company records, or photographs. As for the Native American record on Rollins Pass, that simply cannot be known through any other means but archaeology.
CONTACT AN ARCHAEOLOGIST
Preserve Rollins Pass facilitates straightforward access to area experts, including archaeologists, who have a vested interest in preserving the heritage of Rollins Pass. Should any historic or prehistoric item be found on the pass, please leave the item in place (don’t pocket the past) and fill out the form on this page or email [email protected], and your message will be forwarded to area experts, including professional archaeologist Dr. Jason LaBelle.
ROLLINS PASS PHOTOS
Some of the earliest Rollins Pass photos date to more than 150 years ago—and the tradition of photographing this most magnificent of places continues today. This page provides direct access to learn more about how to purchase modern-day imagery of Rollins Pass through Corona Station Photography, how to help provide photos for an upcoming book, or how to provide photos for future generations by contributing family collections to The John Trezise Archive.
The primary purpose of our work is to inform the public.