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coax
05-17-2013, 11:07 AM
Anyone been up to rollins pass east recently? Curious if its passable snow-wise. Was thinking of trying to get up there to do some spring skiing.

rover67
05-17-2013, 11:22 AM
you could probably take a bicycle up there and walk over the big drifts and ride the rest. no way driving...


there are some huge drifts on that road that don't melt out till later..

Fishy
05-17-2013, 03:05 PM
I'm guessing not yet. Big Country tried Guenela Pass and said there was still a lot of snow beyond the gate.

coax
05-18-2013, 09:58 AM
Thanks guys, I guess I expected as much due to all the late snow. I'll save it for a later weekend I guess :)

Keith
05-19-2013, 06:12 PM
From my wanderings in Western Boulder county this week it looks like you start to find snow at about 9,000 feet right now.

DaveInDenver
05-19-2013, 08:28 PM
Paging Art Hog! We need a situation update.

art hog
05-19-2013, 10:11 PM
Paging Arthog! We need a situation update.

snow starts at about, 9500'. unless your on a quad or moto, then it starts at 7500'. trails are wet and delicate. stay off them till October or later.

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05-19-2013, 10:15 PM
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DaveInDenver
05-19-2013, 10:16 PM
If it's one word, then why is your screen name two? Nah-nah.

nakman
05-19-2013, 10:47 PM
At the risk of being really obvious here, this probably bears stating just in case one of our lurkers doesn't know the area implicitly: you can't drive over Rollins Pass, ever. Even with snow. It's illegal, don't do it.

You can hike it, you can (mountain) bike it. No moto, no quad, and no truck. What you can do (when passable) is drive up as far as a parking area below the now collapsed Needle's Eye tunnel, which is about 2 switchbacks past Yankee Doodle Lake. But as has been stated above, you can't even do that now... I've been up there as late as Father's Day when it's still impassible, and that was with a normal spring when leaves came out in March down in town. Could be a later thaw this year... if you want to learn more search our Land Use area and you'll find at least a couple threads about it.

Anyway sorry guys for pointing out the obvious but the thread seemed to have an air of ambiguity to it. carry on! :beer:

art hog
05-19-2013, 11:11 PM
If it's one word, then why is your screen name two? Nah-nah.



I have wondered that too.

Jacket
05-19-2013, 11:49 PM
Certainly fixable.

60wag
05-20-2013, 06:45 AM
Art hog or Rollins pass?

art hog
05-20-2013, 09:51 AM
Art hog or Rollins pass?

both are beyond fixing.

coax
05-20-2013, 10:12 AM
At the risk of being really obvious here, this probably bears stating just in case one of our lurkers doesn't know the area implicitly: you can't drive over Rollins Pass, ever. Even with snow. It's illegal, don't do it.

You can hike it, you can (mountain) bike it. No moto, no quad, and no truck. What you can do (when passable) is drive up as far as a parking area below the now collapsed Needle's Eye tunnel, which is about 2 switchbacks past Yankee Doodle Lake. But as has been stated above, you can't even do that now... I've been up there as late as Father's Day when it's still impassible, and that was with a normal spring when leaves came out in March down in town. Could be a later thaw this year... if you want to learn more search our Land Use area and you'll find at least a couple threads about it.

Anyway sorry guys for pointing out the obvious but the thread seemed to have an air of ambiguity to it. carry on! :beer:


Good to call out, though for the record I wasn't going to try and drive over, just trying cut about 7 miles off the ski into Radio Beacon mountain. :D I'll wait for a while, no need to tear up the road. Plus they are getting snow today. Woohoo winter in may!

subzali
05-20-2013, 11:04 AM
Other keywords to search for would be Yankee Doodle Lake and Boulder Wagon Road.