Kenosha Pass North is a 7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Jefferson, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,089 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

22 days ago

Hiked about 2 miles in, 4 out and back. gorgeous day, gorgeous scenery but aspens are all gone. Get there early, got back to the car about 10 am and both sides were full.

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24 days ago

Arrived about noon and it was busy but cleared quickly. Aspens gone at tailhead, beautiful at 1.2 miles in. Great hike up to 10,350 ft. Very courteous hikers, only one very nice mountain biker, 2 horses. However, the dog trash left on trail is disgraceful. Why put dog poop in a bag, only to leave on trail...and why not have a trash can there to encourage those who might dispose properly? I brought a dog, and I know what a hassle it can be, but if you are not going to carry it out--don't bag it up. Probably 100 bags, many decaying along trail. Surprised to see this in Colorado.

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25 days ago

Nice easy hike, get there early, people who like to take up the entire trail show up in groves at about 9am through the rest of the day.

Cold in the morning but warms up quick, got there just before 7am and it was a zoo when leaving.

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26 days ago

Nice, easy hike. Nice leaves but fairly boring otherwise.

30 days ago

Went Friday 9.14, arriving late morning. Traffic and parking was a zoo, first 20 minutes were the selfie-stick and flip flops crowd, but then it thinned out. Worth the crowds as Aspen at peak. Would rate this trail Easy+. Perhaps rated Moderate due to the 10,000’ elevation start, but very little gain.

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1 month ago

Very popular trail and for good reason - the aspens steal the show. Not a hard trail. Great for all levels. Start early. The crowds take away the peacefulness of the mountains- that’s the downside - but we all want to enjoy.

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1 month ago

Important- Bathrooms are closed due to high maintenance costs. Other than that- beautiful Aspen colors but pretty crowded!

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1 month ago

Great foliage and great hike with kids. VERY CROWDED.

1 month ago

Beautiful, the Aspen's are peaking.

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1 month ago

Colors were at their peak - absolutely stunning! Got there at 7am (Sunday 9/16) and wasn’t crowded yet. Tons of mountain bikers and runners , eventually thinned out the further we got. Easier hike, and just could not beat the views! We took about 4 hrs, but it’s because we kept stopping to take so many pictures. Got back to the cars about 11am and parking/285 was a madhouse. Expected though for this time of year and area - still well worth it!

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1 month ago

Got here on Saturday around 830. It was peak foliage, and the crowds were insane. This time of year you have to just expect it there. That said, the colors were outstanding. Lots of people on the trail. We kept going on the Colorado trail another mile to get away a bit more, and that was well worth it. Take your dog, but make sure to keep it on leash. One family was yelling for their dog for a good 15 minutes because it got too far away. A must do this time of year!

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1 month ago

Fall colors did not disappoint! The trails were crowded, but that was expected with the Aspens at their peak of color change. Once you were a ways down the trail the crowds kind of thinned out, but you were never alone so not a good choice if you are looking for solitude. Beautiful vistas at several points along the way. I do consider this an easy hike. The only down side today was that the bathrooms at the the East side trailhead are closed unless you want to pay $7!

1 month ago

9/14/18.... Colors are within one or two days of the peak. Crouds are already at their peak.

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1 month ago

Easy, fast hike! No summit, but gorgeous views, especially with the fall colors popping.

1 month ago

Glorious views.

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1 month ago

Well groomed trail with beautiful views of the mountain range and the valley. Aspens were at their peak color.

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1 month ago

Walk through aspens at the beginning, then see spectacular views! Beautiful scenery. Friendly people. Lots of bicycles.

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1 month ago

Beautiful trail to see the aspens. I arrived at 7:40 and it was not very crowded. Left around 11 and it was madness! Lots of bikers. Easy trail and gorgeous views

1 month ago

lovely walk in the woods with some amazing views!

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1 month ago

Nice, easy, dog friendly trail! Great views after the first mile.

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3 months ago

Easy hike yesterday. I went an extra mile so ended up walking 8 miles total. Beautifully peaceful and serene given a Saturday. Can’t beat the views. First couple miles are shaded but then full sun exposure. Not as many mtn bikers as on Seg. 3 of Colorado Trail, thankfully. Horseflies mildly annoying but again, worse on Seg. 3. Bet this is spectacular in Sept. I’ll return for the colors.

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3 months ago

A popular place in the fall time to see the leaves changing. It's just as beautiful in the summer time with everything so lush & green & wildflowers blooming everywhere along the trail! Walking thru the aspen grove is magical!

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11 months ago

Beautiful hike to see the changes colors of the aspen. The trail head gets very crowded so the earlier the better. We arrived around 8:30am on a Sunday and the place was already packed with cars using the side of the road for parking spots. Still, we didn't have too much trouble finding a place to park. The trail begins right off the road, make sure not to follow crowds into campground on the opposite side, you'll just have to turn around. The trail begins through beautiful pine forest but the best is yet to come. A couple miles in, the trail emerges from the woods and reveals an expansive view of the plains to the south and the mountain range farther to the west. Beautiful golden yellows and bright oranges paint the sides of mountains around you. You can keep going on as the trail descends, but once the trail enters the forest again, there are no more high points. The trails does meander its way down through a dense aspen growth but most of the leaves on these trees had already fallen, and you find yourself about the skeletons of trunks and branches with the occasional yellow leaf in its final days of grasping to the tree. We turned around here but the trail goes on for a long ways as this is part of the Colorado trail. We didn't go all the way to where the trail end is marked on the Alltrails map and the out and back took us about 5 hours.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

beautiful day for a beautiful hike Trail was not too difficult but you can stay on it and go quite a ways more than just 7 miles total I did 11 round trip

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Monday, October 02, 2017

really easy hike due to not much elevation change. we did it Oct 1st to view the aspens and it didn't disappoint. went about a mile past the "end" of the hike because it was easy and beautiful. we got there at 8 and it was already kind of crowded. when we finished around 1130, we were blown away by how many people were there. parking lot jammed and cars lining the street for a half mile both ways.

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Sunday, October 01, 2017

You start to get stunning views about 2 miles in when you head out of the forest and start to descend. I went yesterday (Sept. 30) and a lot of the leaves have already fallen, but there are still a lot changing yellow and orange and some are even green still on hills further away. The snow-capped peaks and valley in the distance are beautiful especially when you hike down to the bottom of the mountain. I recommend starting early on the weekends. Not too many people around 8:30 am, but super busy on our way out around noon.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Beautiful aspens as well as views of the (starting to be) snow capped mountains. Easy, populated trail with many great places for views

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Friday, September 29, 2017

This is an easy out and back trail, so you can make it as long as you want. Beautiful views of the Aspens changing colors (went on September 23rd). There are a couple clearings 1-2 miles in that make for stunning views. Great hike to take out-of-towners on as it has such great views and is an easy hike!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Stunning fall colors!

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The trail was clear and dry and there were stunning views of the mountains. I would consider this an easy trail. I was there September 21st and the yellow was popping but some aspens were still green, so I bet in a week or two the rest will be yellow and the orange will be popping through

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