Kenosha Pass / Jefferson Lake Loop

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Distance

23.5 Miles

Route Type

Lollipop Loop

Difficulty

Moderate

Ascent

4,400 ft.

Highest Elevation

11,900ft.

Overview

Run through one of Colorado’s largest aspen groves on this high altitude lollipop loop.

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Kenosha Pass / Jefferson Lake Loop Directions

Begin at the parking area along highway 285 on the top of Kenosha Pass. Follow the Colorado Trail all the way up to Georgia Pass on mostly buffered, smooth trail. The trail passes through aspen groves for the first few miles and opens into alpine meadows with flowers and a jagged skyline.

Near the top at Georgia Pass, split right/east for the West Jefferson Trail, and take this back down to make a loop. You’ll follow the Jefferson Creek back down to the Colorado Trail and then continue back out to Kenosha Pass parking area.

The West Jefferson Trail is more rocky and rooted than the Colorado Trail.

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