West Jefferson Trail

--
SHARES
  
AVERAGE RATING
*****
4.80 out of 5
View Topo Map

Advanced
23.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 6,000 ft
↓ 6,000 ft
10,055
elevation (ft)

Lariat
Trail Description
About this trail
The Colorado trail From Kenosha Pass to Georgia Pass might be the best section of the Colorado Trail on the Front Range ! If it weren't for those mosquitoes ! West Jefferson Trail is a really fun somewhat technical downhill. It all depends on your ability. I have seen the whole thing ridden with only a dab or two bridges included!
From Kenosha Pass follow the Colorado trail to the West Jefferson Trail about 11 miles , just before the Georgia Pass summit . The first five miles of the Colorado Trail is rolling single track with lots of roots and a few technical sections and three bridges . The next six miles is a climb to timberline . It gets a little easier after lunch rock . I usually need lunch before this point!
West Jefferson Trail stars off with a ride across the alpine tundra then drops you down into the trees to a series of switchbacks then its some fast narrow singletrack down along the creek! The trail is very technical in places. Watch out for the bottomless mud holes!
When you reach the campground you can either ride through it or around on the horse trail. Pick up the trail on the other end of the campground, Follow this trail a short distance back to the Colorado Trail and ride back to Kenosha Pass . Now that rolling singletrack seems like all up hill!
added by lostcauseDoubletrack
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
Directions to Trailhead
Get Directions
Create a free Singletracks account to get directions to this trail.

Trail Q&A
Rider Questions
 
Please login or create an account to ask a question.
Recommended Trails
Recommended Trails
Buffalo Creek
Heritage Park
Porcupine Rim
Slickrock
Centennial Cone Park
Monarch Crest Trail
White Ranch
Local Info & Nearby Trails
Trail Check-ins
Trail Check-ins
what's this?
Recent Trail Check-ins     (25 total check-ins)
  the_salaminzer   on Sep 18, 2018
  Thomas V Carby   on Sep 15, 2018
  Jon_Gotow   on Aug 12, 2018
  bluecrew   on Aug 11, 2018
  teables   on Jul 22, 2018
Photo & Video Gallery (23)
Trail Photos & Videos (23)
 
Reviews (5)
 

Trailblazer

September 27, 2015
uber_franz Trailblazer  
 
Review: Really fun! Love riding above timberline!

Similar Trail: Colorado Trail

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes | No



Gnarly

August 7, 2012
stillfat Gnarly  
 
Review: In my opinion, this section of trail makes the Kenosha to Georgia roundtrip worthwhile and one of my favorite altitude rides. Alpine tundra, deep green woods and big trees, BURLY switchbacks, in-your-face roots, water crossings, some really fast flats, and all singletrack until you hit the campground and reconnect with the Colorado Trail.

* Review edited 8/6/2012

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes | No



Bunny Hop

October 15, 2011
mattics Bunny Hop  
 
Review: What a great trail. It's a drive from Denver, but so worth it. Something for everyone here: juicy, curvy singletrack; fast descents; Fast flats; Technical ups and downs; Rocks, roots and creeks! One of my favorite trails anywhere, bring your lungs, the altitude makes what would be a fairly medium level ride into a beast!

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes | No



Gramcounter

July 27, 2011
 
Review: Amazing !!! Note: When you come down the West Jefferson Trail and reach Jefferson Campground, keep going straight and the trail will pick up just past the last campground.

Similar Trail: Anything on the Colorado Trail.

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes | No



Epic


March 14, 2011
 
Review: This is pure Colorado riding. it is nearly all singletrack, and technical enough to keep you on your toes, with a few short sections being particularly intense. (It's also pretty high altitude, around 9,000 feet if memory serves) Near the start is a downhill section that drops about 500 feet in elevation, and yes, you have to climb it on the way out. After that is climbing, climbing and some more climbing. At the top of the pass, the trail continues on to Breckenridge, but the section referenced here turns around and drops down Jeffferson trail, which reconnects with the trail you came in on. The Jefferson section is steep and technical, so going back the way you came is a viable alternative if you don't want that. Either way, going back down is bumpy, but fast. In fact, this is the trail that turned me off to hardtails forever and is the reason I now have a full suspension.

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes | No


West Jefferson Trail MTB Trail 4.80 out of 5 based on 5 ratings. 5 user reviews.
Trail Conditions
Trail Conditions          < / > embed
Loading...