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Colorado Trail: Kenosha Pass to Georgia Pass

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 3.9 (8) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

The Colorado Trail from Kenosha Pass to Georgia Pass is a great high altitude trail.


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12.2

Miles

19.7

KM

Point to Point

11,844' 3,610 m

High

9,837' 2,998 m

Low

2,622' 799 m

Up

890' 271 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

Taken from Kenosha Pass to Georgia Pass, this steady climb provides some of the best trail in Colorado. It's easy to see what makes this trail popular among hikers, runners and cyclists alike. The soaring trees that line the trail, the remote feel of the route, and the beautiful exposed ridgelines all work work make this a truly memorable journey.

Description

Starting at the parking area at the top of Kenosha Pass, the Colorado Trail, heading towards Breckenridge, is one of Colorado's most popular high altitude trails. It is 12 miles, one way, to Georgia Pass, with the high point of this route at just over 12,000'.

The trail itself is very smooth with not many rocks or roots, thus allowing for a great hiking experience. If hiking toward Georgia Pass, be ready for a gradual but steady climb on the way out. You'll be rewarded with panoramic views of South Park and the surrounding peaks so be sure to stop and take in the views!

The first couple miles of the trail from Kenosha Pass head through groves of huge aspen trees which are beautiful in the spring and fall. After the aspen groves, you'll hike through pines and conifers and some open meadows that are filled with wildflowers in the spring and summer.

There are a couple small creek crossings along the way some with makeshift log bridges, but nothing that will get your feet wet. Be sure to bring a lot of water and food as there is no access along the route. Some of the more exposed section of the trail can get windy and cold due to the elevation change so dress accordingly!

Flora & Fauna

This trail passes through both open meadow and forests where you will see many different plants and wildlife. The first couple miles of trail from Kenosha Pass wind through large aspen groves which are beautiful during the fall.

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Derek Griffiths

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  3.9 from 8 votes

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in Park County

#3302

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in Park County

#422

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Photos

Beautiful fall day on the Colorado Trail heading southwest from Kenosha Pass.
Oct 23, 2016 near Jefferson, CO
What I dream about while at work...
Oct 30, 2015 near Brecken…, CO
Water on Segment 6 CT.
Sep 19, 2021 near Brecken…, CO
Aspens
Oct 30, 2015 near Brecken…, CO
Heading through the meadow.
Oct 1, 2015 near Brecken…, CO
Georgia Pass
Mar 18, 2015 near Brecken…, CO

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Oct 24, 2021
Dan Shanley
Teepees. Somewhat shady. Would have great aspens in September. 2.6mi — 1h 06m
Jun 13, 2021
Kayla Knoll
Sep 26, 2020
Kristen Granger
Got to the parking lot at 6:15 and definitely glad I did! Golden aspens on a laid back trail run! Saw two moose!! — 3h 30m
Jan 12, 2019
Jon D
Overnight backpacking trip in the snow, amazing time!! 4mi
Aug 4, 2018
Geoffrey Cullins
Beautiful! 12.3mi
Oct 2, 2016
Ellen Jardine
Get there early in the Fall to beat Disney like crowds. 9mi
Sep 24, 2016
Drew Feldewerth
12.2mi
Aug 25, 2013
Tyler Golden