Mostly packed snow as of today 11-13-2020. The sheriff's department and DNR have been notified. The trailhead is on the left next to campgrounds, if you went to the east side by the bathrooms you’re not on this trail. Lots of cute doggy’s, and about 15% of the people passing us were on mountain bikes. Walk down the road leading to the Kenosha Pass Campground for a few paces and look for the Colorado Trail Segment 6 Trailhead, start there. No description for Colorado Trail (Seg 6.1 - Kenosha Pass) trail has been added yet! This segment (5) of the Colorado trail is easy to moderate in difficulty. Use the first half to warm up, as the second half is more difficult. The hike is beautiful with beautiful views and a decent trail. Get there before 6:30. Kenosha Pass is part of the Colorado trail and is usually pretty busy and for good reason. This is about four or five miles west of Kenosha Pass, hiking toward Georgia Pass & Mount Guyot. This doesn't even cover the over 100 people we saw on the way out. The trail begins just off of Hwy 285 at Kenosha Pass campground. The Kenosha Pass Trailhead provides access to the Colorado Trail as it heads southeast into the Lost Creek Wilderness Area and west towards the Continetal Divide. Kenosha Pass East Trail is a 14 mile hike in Pike National Forest that will take about 8 to 9 hours to complete with Fido. Best way is to get on C-470 and take the 285 South exit. Please consult the park's website before visiting here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/psicc/alerts-notices The views are incredible. GORGEOUS - and all downhill. not many leaves left at this point. Notes. The north section is a beautiful area especially in the fall with all the Aspen leaves changing. I was underwhelmed going all the way down to the prairie type field even though the aspens were pretty they don’t have much leaves left on them. il be back next year! All reviews colorado trail fall colors end of september leaf peeping hiking trails north side park county aspen trees beautiful drive beautiful scenery hike leaves denver picnic mountains camera snow. During an active Traction Law (also known as a Code 15), motorists must have either snow tires, tires with the mud/snow (M+S) designation, or a four-wheel/all-wheel drive vehicle. However, this is a great trail; it is easy to traverse and challenging and is fabulous even without the leaves. Traffic back to Denver was AWFUL though so keep that in mind. We went at 8am lot was busy but even busier when we left at 12. Mountain Biking Colorado Trail: Kenosha Pass To Lost Creek Wilderness Bound Add a review #148 of 1,342 mountain bike trails in Colorado #1561 in the world. Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. Looks they peaked earlier in the past week or two. Love this trail and do it every fall. The Kenosha County snowmobiles trail system will CLOSE at 2 AM, Monday, 2-17-20. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. During severe winter storms, CDOT will implement a Passenger Vehicle Chain Law (also known as a Code 16). During an active Traction Law (also known as a Code 15), motorists must have either snow tires, tires with the mud/snow (M+S) designation, or a four-wheel/all-wheel drive vehicle. The statute also says that the minimum tire tread for dry roads is 3/16 of an inch. When you reach Kenosha Pass Trail you will need to go to the east side of HWY 285 to park. The trail then narrows into singletrack and opens up into a high alpine meadow with incredible views: mountain ranges off in the distance to the southwest, 13ers just over to the west and northwest. Current conditions at Copper Mountain - Red Cliff Pass (KCCU) Lat: 39.48°NLon: 106.15°WElev: 12028ft. The Colorado Trail crosses the summit of Kenosha Pass. The statute also says that the minimum tire tread for dry roads is 3/16 of an inch. At the bottom of the clearing, head due north through sage brush and open meadows, aiming for a small path in the trees nearly adjacent to Highway 285. The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction. Conditions History. wind today will probably take the rest out. Please refer to CDOT regarding chain laws and additional information. The Colorado Trail takes you across Highway 285, about 20 miles north of Fairplay. We found a pair of pant leggings at the stream bottom, 3.2 mile in and returned them to the trailhead for the owner to claim. The trail is along a section of the Colordao Trail and can easily be made into a backpack trip. Temperature was around 61°. Red: Usually means the camera images are older than 30 minutes. Kenosha Pass North is a 5.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Jefferson, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The crowd on the way out was kind of discouraging, people crowding the trailhead taking photos as you’re trying to get out after hiking 7 miles. If a motorist blocks the roadway because he/she has inadequate equipment when a Passenger Vehicle Traction Law or Chain Law is in effect, he/she could be fined more than $650. We arrived at 6:30 and had no problems parking. Information regarding restrictions are provided by Colorado Department of Transportation. 10/2 most aspens without leaves but a few areas still active and beautiful. Go the whole 3.5 miles out for the best views, and if you're up to it go another mile - aspens are worth it! We were the first and only ones on the trail at 4:45am yesterday w/ my husky and saw SO much dog poop bags on our way in. The surrounding peaks to the south and west are part of the Mosquito Range. There are more rewarding trails with better views and less foot traffic. Colorado Trail from Kenosha Pass to Georgia Pass, Webster, Radical Hill and Saints John OHV Trails, Kenosha Pass to Georgia Pass and West Jefferson, Wilderness on Wheels Mountain Boardwalk [CLOSED], Red Cone, Webster Pass, Radical Hill, Middle Fork Swan River OHV Route, https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/psicc/alerts-notices. Probably after this weekend they’ll be very helpful. Look at the small circle at the top right of the camera image. I'll trail run this trail come winter, but there was not much special and all the above ruined the experience ( at least on the way out). Two Hiking Options and Where the Trails Begin The hiking trails at Kenosha Pass easy to moderate in difficulty and can be done by hikers of all experience levels. Forecast is good. Also, carry your dogs poop, Very crowded! Starting Aug. 2, 2019, the legislation updated requirements for drivers using state highways during winter months. You'll ride the Colorado Trail west or on the right side if you're headed south on 285. The trailhead is closed to OHV and the bathrooms are closed too. I had snowshoes- unnecessary but very enjoyable. Thanks! Parking will never be an issue here just fyi, there are a few lots but even if they fill up, people can park along the highway and walk to trailhead. (Photo / Ray Bowden) The Colorado Trail Foundation Kenosha Pass Truckers are required to carry chains from September 1st to May 31st between Dotsero and Morrison. Note: As of October, 2020, users have reported that this trail it is currently closed to OHV. Hiking in the summer and leaf peeping in the fall. Dogs are also able to use this trail. At the first powerline (if there is sufficient snow coverage), turn north and ski down the open slope, making turns as you go. Had to pull off trail every minute or so. Search. Wide trail, easy hike. Riding through the aspens on the way back to Kenosha Pass (before the climb) is smooth and fast singletrack, then a not-too-bad climb back up to Kenosha. Submit one here. Kenosha Pass North is a 5.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Jefferson, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. This multi-use trail can be used both directions. It’s only a 2 mile round trip so perfect for a day hike, or a leisurely afternoon. Great views of South Park. Leaves probably won’t last much longer. Most of the Aspen leaves have fallen but there’s still some pops of yellow. A beautiful hike with stunning views. Great weather for hike.... very nice cool breeze. Super beautiful and quiet day on the trail. Skip to main content. This section of the Colorado Trail has two distinct personalities. Kirk This is the final safety measure before the highway is closed. It's easy to see what makes this trail popular among hikers, runners and cyclists alike. The traffic and parking was ridiculous at this point (9:30). How are conditions up there? Beautiful hike through lots of trees and some scenic clearings! The snowmobile trails in Kenosha County only open after proper notice has been given the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and other key entities. Only downside is how crowded it was. I've never seen a trail so crowded with most not wearing mask. Nice when you get passed the first mile. The first half of the hike is a pretty standard walk through the woods but when the trail opens up to the valley below the views are truly breathtaking. Both sides of 285 are gated off and closed. Kenosha Pass offers winter access to the popular Colorado Trail, and its altitude of 10,000 feet means reliable snow. Colorado Trail (Seg 6.1 - Kenosha Pass) is a 6 mile popular blue singletrack scenic trail located near Park County Colorado. Stay on the Colorado Trail and you'll come to the backside of that pass. Trail can be very narrow at times. We arrived at 6:45 AM Saturday morning, and the actual parking lots were 75% capacity, but there were a lot of cars also parked on the street we noticed after our hike. The trail offers a number of activity options. Steady stream of people on the way back around 9am. Bathroom was unfortunately closed. Most leaves are gone but there are still some. ... Kenosha pass is fabulous!! Just keep driving for about 50 miles and you will definitely know you are there as you arrive at the 10,000 foot pass. Taken from Kenosha Pass to Georgia Pass, this steady climb provides some of the best trail in Colorado. Yellow: Usually means CDOT hasn't updated in the last 10 minutes. All the better for hikers and mountain bikers! From there, the trail leads through pine and aspen forest for about 2 miles until it emerges at the edge of an enormous valley overlooking South Park and Fairplay. On average it takes 1 hour2 minutes to complete this trail. Trail was nice! this is always a good one in the fall. The vast majority of these people park their cars, jump out to take a few pictures, and drive off again. All the cars and parking - oh my! Thanks in advance! We got there at 6:30 AM on a Saturday with plenty of space to park. There's a large parking lot right at the top of Kenosha Pass on 285. No Restrictions at this time. Bring lots of water and enough food to keep yourself going for about 10-12 miles of climbing all said and done. Specifically, it changed the required minimum tire tread for vehicles on snowy roads to 3/16 of an inch. Aspens were turning colors. Went on 10/5. Definitely worth it to get there early. The route starts climbing west from Kenosha Pass on the Colorado Trail. The ascent at the beginning and from the far end is about 500 feet for each, but not too steep. Lovely! Compared to most moderate Colorado trails on here I would say this is a much easier hike. The sky was blue as we were upwind of the forest fire smoke and haze. It goes all the way down to the prairie type field, but even though the aspens are pretty, depending on the time of the year, they don’t have much leaves left on them. It's a beautiful area. Cabins & Cottages. Would not recommend. Dogs are also able to use this trail. This hike is on of our favorite segments of the Colorado Trail. The weather was nice. This is a fantastic section of trail. The trail continues on through aspen groves, losing a … My girlfriend and I want to hike at Kenosha Pass in the first week of May. About a mile in there’s a beautiful clearing with the biggest chunk of yellow aspens that I saw. We ended up taking the wrong trail and still had a pretty hike, but we wished this was better marked. We enjoyed our hike on Kenosha Pass North on 9/30. You can't go wrong! 9/27 Got there around 6:30am (waited till 7 to start) and there were still about 5-10 parking spots left. Segments of the CT. Very pretty hike. On the way out I picked them up and carried out over 2lbs of dog poop. Motorists driving with inadequate equipment when a Passenger Vehicle Traction Law or Chain Law is in effect could be fined more than $130. A lot of the Aspen leaves have fallen, but there were still plenty for a gorgeous hike! It's a trail to bring your unacclimated friends to. The restrooms by the trailhead are also closed. Wisconsin Snow Report. Mileage. Date. Green: Camera images are up to date and working correctly. Thinking of heading up there on Wednesday. During peak leaf season (late September-early October), the trailhead at Kenosha pass is packed with leaf-peepers. Forecasted weather conditions the coming 2 weeks for Kenosha Pass Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. It runs through Kenosha Pass and Kenosha East Campgrounds. You don’t have to go far along the trail to get away from the bulk of the people. The Colorado trail at Kenosha Pass is a mainstay for fall foliage hiking as the aspen groves to the south of Hwy 285 and leading up to the Twin Cone Peaks is one of the finest in the front range. (Restrictions are chain or traction laws). Specifically, it changed the required minimum tire tread for vehicles on snowy roads to 3/16 of an inch. Duration. I would advise going early on a weekday to avoid the crowds. 6.5 miles out and 6.5 miles back, this trail is a load of fun! Usually snow melt allows for riding to the top (Georgia Pass) roughly 2 weeks before the beginning of July. Starting at the parking area at the top of Kenosha Pass, the Colorado Trail, hikers will make their way over approximately 30 miles to Breckenridge. The trail offers a number of activity options. A classic segment of the CO trail, always great. Definitely go early as the parking lot was completely full and then some when we left around 9! Places to Stay. Beautiful trail with great vistas. But the way back was super crowded, tons of bikers, tons of people not wearing masks, dogs off leash etc. Kenosha Pass is well-known for its thick, colorful stands of aspen in the fall. Orange: Usually means the camera image are older than 20 minutes. Rate Quality ... Colorado Trail: Kenosha Pass to Georgia Pass 12.2 mi 19.7 km • 2,622' Up 799.19 m Up • 890' Down 271.32 … Go as early as you can. You can also install chains or an altern… LOTS of people on a monday afternoon but they are mostly in the first mile or so on both sides of the road. because you are above 10,000ft. Part of the Colorado Trail, you can reach Kenosha Pass by driving Southwest on Highway 285 towards the high country. This trail is one of the easiest trails I've done in Colorado, so it is in no way moderate. 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