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21.3 mile 34.3 kilometer loop
82% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 4,886' 1,489 m
Descent: -4,886' -1,489 m
High: 13,248' 4,038 m
Low: 9,216' 2,809 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 42% (23°)

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Trail shared by Michael Reschly

A big loop from Rollins Pass including James Peak and the CDT.

Michael Reschly

Features Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Overview

This run goes past creeks and along alpine meadows and lakes to reach Rogers Pass, continues south to the summit of James Peak, then turns back north along the CDT: South Boulder Creek to Rollins Pass and returns via the Forest Lakes Trail. The loop also presents several shorter options.

Description

From Moffat Tunnel, the South Boulder Creek Trail takes you above the treeline to Heart Lake and the continental divide at Rogers Pass. After reaching the pass, follow the trail south, along the west side of the divide until reaching the final summit push for James Peak.

After summiting the peak, return back to Rogers Pass, then continue north along the CDT: South Boulder Creek to Rollins Pass. Once there, follow the Rollins Pass (aka Corona Pass) road to the Forest Lakes Trail, taking that back to where you started.

This run also provides shorter options. Turning around after first reaching Rogers Pass results in a 9 mile run. Those that summit James Peak and return directly via the South Boulder Creek Trail will have a 13.5 mile day. A run that goes directly from Rogers Pass to Rollins Pass, skipping the trip to James Peak, will measure 16 miles.

Flora & Fauna

Lots of wildflowers.

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