Indian Peaks Wilderness

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Pawnee Pass Trail is magnificent!National Forest

Navajo and Apache Peaks in the Indian Peaks Wilderness, Colorado.

How to get there:

From Nederland, drive about 12 miles north on SH 72 to the Brainard Lake Rd then west 5.6 miles past Brainard Lake to the TH at the end of Long Lake Rd.

  • GPS TH Parking
  • 40.0782 -105.5845
  • From Black Hawk to Brainard Lake Rd
  • 30 miles 45 mins

In General:CampgroundFishing AvailableHikingPets on leash allowed

Brainard Lake Recreation Area fees apply during the summer operating season (typically mid/late-June through late September) Passenger vehicle, RV – $11 for a 3-day pass.

The Indian Peaks Wilderness is 76,586 acres and lies adjacent to Rocky Mountain National Park’s southern boundary.

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Boulder Falls

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The rocks are dangerous when wet!

Boulder Falls near Nederland on the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, Colorado.

How to get there:

From Nederland, drive 7.5 miles east on SH 119 to the TH parking area.

  • From Black Hawk to Nederland
  • 18 miles 30 mins
  • GPS
  • TH Parking Area
  • 40.0046 -105.4055

In General:Hiking

Closed from November 1 through April 30.

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Rollins Pass | Moffat Tunnel

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Moffat Tunnel – Rollins Pass Road How to get there: From I-70/C470 to Black Hawk 26 miles 30 mins From Black Hawk, drive 13.6 miles north to Rollinsville and turn west. GPS SH 119/Main St 39.9172 -105.5025 The road is rough due to lack of maintenance. Although not steep or loose, it is recommended that a high … Read more