Rollins Pass (aka Corona Pass)
ElevationAscent: 3,233' 985 m
Descent: -2,674' -815 m
High: 11,671' 3,557 m
Low: 8,457' 2,578 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 26% (14°)
Current trail conditions
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“The old railroad grade over Rollins pass from Rollinsville to Winter Park.”— Alan Doak
As you near treeline, you'll encounter the lovely Yankee Doodle Lake and Jenny Lake. On the east side of Yankee Doodle lake is the Boulder Wagon Trail, which is how 4WD vehicles avoid the Needle Eye tunnel (which is closed and barricaded). But on a bike, there is a clear detour trail over the tunnel.
At the summit, there are a few ways to go, but they all merge back together again before heading down the west side of the continental divide. If you stick to the railroad grade, near the summit is the trestle bridge, which is quite a thrilling crossing. You'll also notice a large number of timbers next to the grade near the summit, which are the remnants of a near continuous snow shed.
Enjoy the pleasant downhill on the West side of the continental divide, while stopping occasionally to enjoy the view and to inspect relics of the railroad. Pop out onto Highway 40, and either cross the highway or ride the shoulder west a bit to access the Fraser River Trail which leads to either the town of Winter Park (West) or the ski resort (East) for food and drink.