This hike is a segment of the Colorado Trail. When you reach Kenosha Pass Trail you will need to go to the east side of HWY 285 to park. The trail is located just to the south of the parking lot.
This hike is easy to moderate and offers nice, shady forest, grassy meadows, views of the Rockies and a pleasant climb. The trail is well maintained and heavily traveled.
You will enjoy the views over Park County as you gradually ascend this portion of the trail. The wildflowers along the trail vary and are plentiful.
Kenosha Pass is a wonderful fall hike the huge aspen trees tower above the trail in golden colors. It is a pleasant trail that wanders through the forest at a slight uphill grade with wonderful views of the valley looking south toward Fairplay.
We hiked with our kids (all under age 7) for about an hour (approx. 1 mile). This took us to a lookout area with rocks and logs where we had lunch and looked down into the valley and out to the south. It was a beautiful picnic spot.
One thing we noticed was at this time of year, September, there are still a lot of mosquitoes and gnats in the area. Be sure to take bug spray with you it will make your hike a lot more pleasant. Restrooms available at parking lot.
Other hikes in this area you may enjoy Colorado Trail Kenosha Pass to Goldhill segment
Picnic Recommendations: Anywhere along the trail we like eating where there is a nice view.