Kenosha Pass / Jefferson Lake Loop
Kenosha Pass / Jefferson Lake Loop Directions
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.
Climbing your first mountain or 14er is an exciting and rewarding experience! You’ll get the achievement of seeing the world from above and the feel-goods of the endorphins from the exercise. However, the mountains aren’t a walk in the park, and getting down is mandatory. Some situations require extra caution and a little know how. With a bit of preparation, you’ll be able to get to the summit and back safely.
Whether you are training for a race or simply indulging in all the wilderness has to offer, there are a variety of factors, some constant, and some changing, that are likely to have an impact on your journey. Knowing these factors can help ensure your safety and get you back to the trailhead safely.