Colorado Trail from Kenosha Pass to Georgia Pass

MODERATE 34 reviews
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Colorado Trail from Kenosha Pass to Georgia Pass is a 11.8 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Jefferson, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2762 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

snow

Directions from Fairplay: Access from Beaver Ponds Picnic Ground is located approximately 22 miles northeast of the town of Fairplay, Colorado. Visitors may reach this area by taking State Highway 285 north from Fairplay 17 miles to the town of Jefferson. Then drive west on County Road 35 for approximately 2 miles to Forest Developed Road 37. Travel northwest on FDR 37 for approximately 3 miles to the picnic ground.

25 days ago

Seriously awesome trail with fantastic views. Keep in mind that the 11.8 miles is just one way, so to see the whole trail would be quite a trek. With that, there are basically two options for this trail; 1. Go 3.5 miles in to the overlook of the valley. 2. Go all the way to the lake. After the overlook the trail doesn't get really get exciting again until you start the 2000 elevation gain climb to the lake. But the view from the early parts of the hike is more than worth the trip, or you can make a trek out of it for an even better trip at 24 miles round trip. Definitely returning to this one.

2 months ago

Absolutely breathtaking. Very easy hike and great view of the fall color's. Went last weekend but started right before sunrise before the crowd, good thing to because by the time we got back there was more than 100 people when there was only two cars when we started. Highly recommend to keep walking the trail till you get a gorgeous view of the Valley.

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5 months ago

Easy hike but we did not go all the way to the end either, maybe about a mile or two. It is quite beautiful, full of aspen trees and wild flowers, great for the little ones. A little bit off of the trail there is a surprise waiting for you but I won't ruin the surprise for yo to explore. The trail is also partially shaded for at least the first mile or two. Lots of bikers in the afternoon hours so be prepared to move over a little to let them pass you.

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Sunday, October 09, 2016

A little snowy in early October, but beautiful none the less! Pretty busy after 10:00, parking was a little tricky, didn't see any bikes though. Overall a great hike, I will do it again!

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Monday, October 03, 2016

Stunning fall hike -- exactly what I was hoping for! Went in late September and had phenomenal weather (clear skies, warm enough to wear a short sleeve tshirt at times, a fleece when it got chilly in the shade). We got there around 9am and it was decently crowded with cars and people, but the lower lot (coming from Denver) was completely open. By the time we left the hike, it was packed with traffic! My suggestion is to keep hiking until it completely opens up into panoramic views of everything. Breathtaking.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

I feel like this is an easy trail, can be moderate if you go the full length of the trail. Quick access from Denver, beautiful vistas.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Love this hike. It's wonderful in the winter and especially pretty in the Fall.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Great hike, We split this segment in 2 sections , No dramatic inclines.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Casual, easy going trail. Great for dogs who are well trained as it is a multi-use trail.

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