Best trails in Jefferson

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Looking for a great trail near Jefferson, Colorado? AllTrails has 23 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Staunton State Park or Spinney Mountain State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Genesee Park or Mount Galbraith Park. Ready for some activity? There are 13 moderate trails in Jefferson ranging from 4.1 to 30.8 miles and from 9,681 to 12,788 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Jefferson
Top trails (23)
#1 - Kenosha Pass North
Pike National Forest
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 3 h 33 m
As of May 05, 2020, users have reported that this trail it is currently closed to OHV. Both sides of 285 are gated off and closed. Please consult the park's website before visiting.Show more
#2 - Gibson Lake Trail
Pike National Forest
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 4 h 22 m
Gibson Lake Trail is a 7.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Jefferson, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walkingShow more
#3 - Colorado Trail : Segment 6
Pike National Forest
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Length: 30.8 mi • Est. Multi-day
Segment 6 — Kenosha Pass to Goldhill Trailhead. The Colorado Trail is a long-distance trail extending for 486 miles from the mouth of Waterton Canyon southwest of Denver to Durango in Colorado.Show more
#4 - Burning Bear Trail
Pike National Forest
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 3 h 52 m
Burning Bear Trail is a 7.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Jefferson, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarilyShow more
#5 - French Pass Trail
Pike National Forest
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 4 h 3 m
French Pass Trail is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Jefferson, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used forShow more
#6 - Colorado Trail from Kenosha Pass to Georgia Pass
Pike National Forest
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Length: 11.6 mi • Est. 6 h 35 m
Colorado Trail from Kenosha Pass to Georgia Pass is a 11.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Jefferson, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offShow more
#7 - Kenosha Pass to Lost Creek Wilderness
Pike National Forest
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Length: 29.1 mi • Est. Multi-day
Kenosha Pass to Lost Creek Wilderness is a 29.1 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Jefferson, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The traShow more
#8 - Red Cone OHV Loop
Pike National Forest
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Length: 10.9 mi
This route takes you to the top of Red Cone mountain, descending to Webster Pass, then out to the south via Handcart Gulch Road.Show more
#9 - Georgia Pass OHV Trail
Jefferson, Colorado
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Length: 19.8 mi
Backcountry shortcut from Jefferson to Breckenridge An interesting backcountry shortcut from town of Jefferson on Highway 285 to Breckenridge. The climb to the pass on the south side is an easy gradedShow more
#10 - McCurdy Mountain
Lost Creek Wilderness
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Length: 16.9 mi • Est. 10 h 8 m
Please note that the parking lot for this trail is closed for the season.Show more
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