Endorsed by Curators:
On Saturday we will be running in the Forest Lakes area of the Arapaho National Forest, starting from the East Portal of the Moffat Tunnel. This route is an out/back.
Starting at 9200', we will run single-track up to Rollins Pass Rd., which is about 4.5 miles and at 11,000'. From there, we will continue up the road for 2 more miles and get above tree-line to around 11,400' and an awesome view. Total miles will be just under 14. I'd plan for around 3.5 hours. There are plenty of shorter options.
For those of us that make it to the top we'll hang out on therailroad trestles for a bit. There's some pretty cool history up there - google "rollins pass railroad trestle" for some background.
Well carpool from the Boulder Justice Center parking lot at 6th & Canyon at 7:00a. For those wanting to meet at the trailhead head to Nederland, and then south on the Peak-to-Peak highway (highway 119) for 4 miles to Rollinsville turn west on Rollins Pass Road for 8 miles until you reach the trailhead. Well plan to be running by 7:45ish.