Colorado Trail: Kenosha Pass To Lost Creek Wilderness Bound

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AVERAGE RATING
****
4.27 out of 5
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Intermediate
13.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 2,600 ft
↓ 2,700 ft
9,998
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
6.5 miles out and 6.5 miles back, this trail is a load of fun! Some super flowy, fast downhills with tacky dirt so you can just rail the turns, some decently technical climbs, this section of trail is a totally awesome ride! It starts at the top of Kenosha Pass, follows the Colorado trail, and turns around at the Lost Creek wilderness boundary (not Georgia pass. Start on the other side of 285 for that.)

Enjoy!
added by Greg HeilWorld Champ
Trail Features
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (29 total check-ins)
  ldebard   on Sep 29, 2019
  ldebard   on Sep 28, 2019
  Jon_Gotow   on Sep 14, 2019
  drtjumper2   on Jul 14, 2019
  pglenn_niner   on Jun 16, 2019
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Reviews (12)
 

Bunny Hop

September 1, 2019
 
Review: Great trail. A little climbing a little technical and beautiful views




Gnarly

July 22, 2016
 
Review: So rad! A good mix of climbing and awesome descending with some breathtaking views. This trail has a good mix of tech and flow with some rocky sections and some screaming fast flow sections. Cruising through the Aspen's at 10500 ft doesn't get much better! I happened to see a moose and some mule deer.




Gramcounter

July 1, 2016
drtjumper2 Gramcounter  
 
Review: The less-common route of two rides that start from Kenosha Pass. Most riders head north towards Georgia Pass. Taking the south route will lead you to the boundary of Lost Wilderness Area. This ride is somewhat easier than the north route, with slightly less climbing, although there are still plenty of loose rock sections, which can make some some challenging (albeit relatively short) climbs.




Epic


August 13, 2015
mongwolf Epic  
 
Review: There is lots of narrow fun ST. The trail is getting a little grooved in some areas and quite rocky in many areas. That was fun, but it did require a bit more braking than I would prefer on some of the longer DH stretches. There are couple of rather short technical ups that will challenge most riders ... they reminded me of how bad of a technical climber I am. =)

I felt that the long climbs coming back were great. They had lots of rock in many of places, which made them more challenging, but they were long and gradual with some level stretches here and there to catch your breath a little. Rising from 9500' to 10,400', the climbs are good preparation for higher elevation rides in CO.

The last mile or so back to the Kenosha THD is a blast. It is a mix of rocky techy DHs and fast flowy tacky sections that you can really rail on. It is a REALLY nice finish after all the climbing on the way back.

As others have pointed out, the landscape is lovely. On one side of the trail (ridge) are great views of the Mosquito Range in the distance. On the other side of the trail (ridge) there are beautiful views of the Kenosha Mountain which is much closer.




Bunny Hop

June 4, 2014
 
Review: I just rode this on May 31, 2014 from the Lodgepole campground, then south on Kenosha, towards Hwy 285. Turned around at the top and retraced my route due to time constraints. Still a few snowdrifts and a fair number of down trees across the trail.

This trail was EXCELLENT - tacky dirt, lots of aspen groves, some rocks and roots (yay!!), a fully exposed sustained climb (and fast descent on the return) with great view of valley below, and some terrific water crossings. I highly recommend this trail. I live in Colorado, and am therefore spoiled with nice trails to choose from, but I gotta say this trail is REALLY high on my list of good ones. Can't wait to get back and do the whole thing. Gotta get in better shape before I try the full Kenosha-Georgia combo - the 10k ft altitude definitely increases the difficulty a whole notch compared to my usual 6k ft altitude rides. Bring lots of water and different clothing for really fast weather changes.

Similar Trail: Georgia Pass




Gnarly


September 21, 2013
 
Review: The Colorado Trail is a very well thought out system. This section reminded me a lot of Monarch Crest with some great views and fun ups and downs.




Gnarly

August 21, 2012
tcbroncs Gnarly  
 
Review: Great trail with awesome views. Ride in Fall for amazing experience.

* Review edited 8/20/2012




Bunny Hop

May 21, 2012
Shirey Bunny Hop  
 
Review: This trail is a great and often overlooked section of the Colorado Trail. After 6.5 miles when you reach Rock Creek, take the 4-mile detour on road around the Wilderness and pick the trail back up at Long Gulch. This is another great section of trail. Start with a couple miles of nice, steady climb, and then you will be rewarded with a gentle, 7-mile downhill through a beautiful valley to the Lost Park Campground. Its an out-n-back ride and you will get about 43 miles if you go all the way to the campground.... just have to put up with 4 road miles each way to link up the singletrack, but its well worth it.




World Champ


August 22, 2011
Greg Heil World Champ  
 
Review: This is a great section of singletrack with some cool sections in the aspens, a couple of great rock gardens, some awesome descents, and incredible views! The only strike against this ride is that it's not all that long. While most of the other reviewers only gave this trail 4 stars, I am giving it 5. Maybe compared to some other Colorado trails it's 4 stars, but I had so much fun riding this trail it's difficult to dock it any points!




Gnarly

June 3, 2011
stillfat Gnarly  
 
Review: This trail is really nothing special, but, has some definite fun stretches, a few big views, some cool aspen tunnels and I didn't see another biker. Worth a ride.



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