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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

92%

Runnable

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 running experience. If running 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 run 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

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 8 votes

#4

in Park County

#3187

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#4

in Park County

#412

in Colorado

#3,187

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Photos

Aspen groves
Oct 1, 2015 near Brecken…, CO
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
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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Jun 19, 2021
Jordan G
West jefferson to Colorado and briefly up Continental Divide Trail, looping back down Colorado Trail. Lovely 13mi — 3h 00m
Jul 31, 2020
Natalie Horn
Great rolling hills with easy footing for trail running
Sep 23, 2018
Kat trail_kat
12mi
Sep 2, 2017
Amanda Stone
Jul 17, 2016
Tony T.
Lots of MTBs! 7.8mi — 2h 00m