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Mountain Biking: Colorado > Pike and San Isabel National Forests > South Park Ranger District

Quick Facts

Colorado Trail (Long Gulch Trailhead to Kenosha Pass)

Beginning Elevation: 10,076 Feet (3140.9 Meters) Long Gulch Trailhead
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 334 Feet (104.1 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 10,000 Feet (3117.2 Meters) Kenosha Pass
High Point: 10,410 Feet (3245.0 Meters)
Length, One-way: 14 Miles (23.33 Kilometers)
Other Maps: Pike National Forest, Trails Illustrated 105
Recommended Season: Summer to Fall
Trail Number: 1776
Usage: Light
USGS Maps: Topaz Mountain, Observatory Rock, Mountain Logans, Jefferson




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General Description

Segment 5 of the Colorado Trail stretches 14 miles from Long Gulch Trailhead to Kenosha Pass. Beginning at Long Gulch Trailhead the trail leads into the Lost Creek Wilderness. (Bikers should access this segment of the trail from Rock Creek Trailhead on Rock Creek Road (133) to avoid entering the wilderness.) The trail crosses the head of the Black Canyon drainage and then slowly descends to and crosses Rock Creek. From there the trail crosses Johnson Gulch and begins to ascend. It reaches a high point of 10,400' before descending again into Kenosha Pass.

Directions from Jefferson: Access Long Gulch Trailhead: Travel north on Highway 285 approximately 1 mile to Lost Park Road (Forest Road 56). Turn right on to Lost Park Road and travel approximately 11 miles to Long Gulch Trailhead.

Directions from Grant: Access Kenosha Pass: Kenosha Pass Campground is located approximately seven miles southwest of the small town of Grant, Colorado. Drive west from Grant on Highway 285 to reach the campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Late May through October .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Colorado Trail
Yes
ICON Dispersed Camping Colorado Trail
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Colorado Trail (Long Gulch Trailhead to Kenosha Pass)
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Colorado Trail
Yes
ICON Animal Identification Colorado Trail
Yes
ICON Bird Identification Colorado Trail
Yes
ICON Mushroom Identification Colorado Trail
Yes
ICON Wildflower Identification Colorado Trail
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Colorado Trail - non-wilderness areas only
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery Colorado Trail
Yes



Nearby Services

nearest public telephone: various (private, for profit) Directions: Grant - Drive east on Highway 285.

fire and emergency services: (non-profit) Directions: Bailey - about 17 miles northeast on Highway 285.



Related Activities
Ben Tyler Trail - This trail offers access to the Lost Creek Wilderness. Users will see beautiful wildflowers in summer and changing aspens in autumn.

Colorado Trail (Kenosha Pass to Georgia Pass) - This segment of the Colorado Trail leads 11 miles from Kenosha Pass to Georgia Pass. It is accessible to horseback riders, hikers and mountain bikers.

Kenosha Pass Campground - The Kenosha Pass Campground consists of 25 individual family campsites, which include a table, fire ring and parking spur. The site is located on the Colorado Trail providing access to hiking, biking and horseback riding.

Long Gulch Trailhead - Long Gulch Trailhead is located approximately 11 miles east of Highway 285 on Lost Park Road. Hikers and Horseback riders may gain access to the Lost Creek Wilderness via the Colorado Trail from this site.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Park County Tourism Office, P.O. Box 220 , Fairplay, CO, 80440, Phone: 719-836-4279

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