Denver: South Boulder Creek to Rogers Pass

A 1,900-foot gain in 2 miles rewards with stellar views of James Peak on this 6.6-mile round-trip hike beneath the Continental Divide.
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A 1,900-foot gain in 2 miles rewards with stellar views of James Peak on this 6.6-mile round-trip hike beneath the Continental Divide.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 6.6

Waypoints

SBR001

Location: 39.9067687988281, -105.646980285645

East Portal trailhead is 100 yds. E of Moffat Tunnel

SBR002

Location: 39.9038619995117, -105.646156311035

Head S, cross South Boulder Creek Bridge

SBR003

Location: 39.9001121520996, -105.651840209961

Cross footbridge over Arapahoe Creek; fill bottles and watch for old cabins on the edges of the meadows

SBR004

Location: 39.891918182373, -105.662124633789

Straight @ 3-way

SBR005

Location: 39.8900146484375, -105.666915893555

Straight @ 3-way

SBR006

Location: 39.8823623657227, -105.673789978027

Cross small footbridge; trail veers W

SBR007

Location: 39.8708038330078, -105.68293762207

Climb switchbacks to saddle; views of Continental Divide, five 13,000-footers, and the namesake of this 14,000-acre wilderness, James Peak (13,294 ft.)

SBR008

Location: 39.8716773986816, -105.684226989746

Lake view from tree-covered hill

SBR009

Location: 39.8713111877441, -105.688781738281

Trail reaches Rogers Pass Lake, a pristine picnic spot. Options: Scramble due N to Heart Lake, another photoworthy spot, or continue W to Rogers Pass (11,115 ft.)