Rollins Pass East
posted August 9, 2016 11:05 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu September 8 at 12:00 PM, Needles Eye Tunnel
Rollins Pass Rd, Nederland, CO, USA (Map & Directions)
Meet at the Needles Eye Tunnel at noon on the 8th of Sept by driving up the East side of Rollins Pass.
Meet at noon on Sept. 8th at the parking area about a mile below the tunnel.
I'll be driving a Silver Toyota Tacoma.

This isn't a very hard offroad route so ordinary SUVs can easilyy make it up. But it is above 11,000 feet so you will have to be prepared for high altitudes.
posted by Confess, Fletch to Meetup (9 comments total)

I'd love to see it in daylight (I drove it once at night 27 years ago in an '82 Toyota pickup). But now I'm old and sick and crippled and I can't remember where I put my Gamow bag.
posted by Bruce H. at 5:52 PM on August 9, 2016

I'm very inexperienced with off-roading but if the whole trail looks like the picture on Wikipedia then it should be no trouble.
posted by Monochrome at 7:38 AM on August 10, 2016

crap. we'll be in Crested Butte that weekend, else I'd have ridden my MTB up to meet y'all.
posted by lonefrontranger at 1:44 PM on August 10, 2016

Oh man! I love Rollins Pass. I will try to make this.
posted by evilDoug at 2:53 PM on August 10, 2016

LFR, not doing it on the weekend, but during the week. My brother (from NYC) arrives on Sat 3rd and I don't want to drag him to high alt. on the first few days he's here. So I'm planning on later in the week.

Monochrome, it's about as easy as offroad gets. So don't sweat it.
posted by Confess, Fletch at 4:13 PM on August 10, 2016

What date are you planning?
posted by Monochrome at 10:16 AM on August 22, 2016

Right now it looks like Thursday the 8th is the day that works best for us.
posted by Confess, Fletch at 7:59 PM on August 22, 2016

My schedule for the next few weeks has firmed up. I'll have to join you some other time. Enjoy it, looks fun.
posted by Monochrome at 4:26 PM on August 24, 2016

It ended up just being the three of us in my truck but it was a spectacular day and totally worth the drive up. I've added a few pictures.
posted by Confess, Fletch at 4:22 PM on September 8, 2016 [1 favorite]

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