Kenosha Pass North

MODERATE 59 reviews
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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
1089 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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18 days ago

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1 month 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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1 month ago

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2 months ago

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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2 months ago

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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2 months ago

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.

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2 months ago

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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2 months ago

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!