Rollins Pass Road Status

The Rollins Pass Road Status (Corona Pass Road Status) information on this page is current as of Monday, July 27, 2020 at 11:07am.

This page is updated when and if conditions change; note that closures due to Search & Rescue efforts, wildfires, washouts, early snowstorms, or other reasons are always possible. Data on this page is aggregated from crowd-sourced information available and provided to Preserve Rollins Pass—to provide an update, submit a photograph, or to propose an edit, please email [email protected].

Rollins Pass Road Status:
West Side (Winter Park)

Rollins Pass Road Status:
West Side (Winter Park)

View the Motor Vehicle Use Map covering Rollins Pass West
(no motorized route connects across the Continental Divide)

Road Status:

  • NFSR 149: open from US-40 to the summit
  • NFSR 501.1: open from near the summit of Rollins Pass to the Yankee Doodle basin overlook; note permanent closure at 501, below
  • N76 Hiking Trail: open and mostly dry

Permanent Closures: Year-round closures to travel by wheel-to-ground vehicles per 36 CFR 261.54a (Forest Closure Order 10-00-03)

  • NFSR 149: Permanent closure 1 mile south of Needle’s Eye Tunnel to the Continental Divide
  • NFSR 501: Boulder Wagon from its intersection with the Rollins Pass Road at Yankee Doodle Lake west to a point 1/2 mile west of the Needle’s Eye Tunnel)

Road Conditions: mostly dry, dusty; some mud puddles and rivulets due to areas of rain/snowmelt

Fire Restrictions: Stage 1—no fires are currently allowed on USFS lands per this document; Grand County—Stage 1 fire restrictions were voted on by the Grand County Commissioners July 14, effective noon July 15th

Alerts: Fallen trees from the June 2020 derecho have narrowed the road through one of the rock cuts below the townsite of Arrow.

Rollins Pass Road Status:
East Side (Rollinsville)

Rollins Pass Road Status:
East Side (Rollinsville)

View the Motor Vehicle Use Map covering Rollins Pass East
(no motorized route connects across the Continental Divide)

Road Status:

  • NFSR 149: open to the closure south of the tunnel; note permanent closure, below
  • NFSR 501: permanent closure, see below
  • NFSR 502: presumed open (stale data)
  • NFSR 808 (Jenny Creek Trail and spurs): presumed open (stale data)

Permanent Closures: Year-round closures to travel by wheel-to-ground vehicles per 36 CFR 261.54a (Forest Closure Order 10-00-03)

  • NFSR 149: Permanent closure 1 mile south of Needle’s Eye Tunnel to the Continental Divide
  • NFSR 501: Boulder Wagon from its intersection with the Rollins Pass Road at Yankee Doodle Lake west to a point 1/2 mile west of the Needle’s Eye Tunnel)

Road Conditions: mostly dry, dusty; some mud puddles and rivulets due to areas of rain/snowmelt

Fire Restrictions: Gilpin County—Stage 2 restrictions; Boulder County—Stage 2 restrictions

Alerts: No parking is allowed on Tolland Road within the boundaries of Tolland Ranch

Rollins Pass Road - Narrow Corridors & Blind Curves

Rollins Pass Route & Driving Tips

  • Drive safely: many bicyclists, hikers, and horseback riders recreate on Rollins Pass
  • There are many blind curves—expect a car around each one!
  • Some sections of the pass are wide enough for only one vehicle
  • The vehicle heading downhill must yield to the vehicle traveling uphill
  • A high-clearance vehicle is recommended
  • Be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions
  • As indicated on Motor Vehicle Use Maps, the route across the venerable trestles has been closed to motor vehicles for forty years, please help preserve these historic wooden structures—no motorbikes or ATVs
  • The tundra is fragile and the history irreplaceable—stay on the road

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