Fall in Colorado: Kenosha Pass is a Must-Ride
Everyone knows that fall in the Colorado mountains is an incredible time to ride. And most everyone knows that Kensosha Pass- only 60 minutes from Denver- is at the top of the list for must-ride trails when the aspens are changing. We’re here to tell you that this is absolutely true…. to a point. While most mountain bike rides on Kenosha Pass head west towards Georgia Pass, our suggestion is to head east instead!
The Colorado Trail bisects Kenosha Pass in an east-to-west direction, and to be honest, the riding is incredible in both directions. However, with trail traffic up in the fall, riding east towards the Lost Creek Wilderness boundary is our preferred method. Since you can only ride 7.2 miles before you hit the boundary and have to turn around, you can’t get as much mileage in, but the quality is certainly there. Don’t believe us? Check out the pictures below!
One of the good things about the easterly direction is that unlike most rides in Colorado, there are no huge climbs- it’s mostly rolling terrain with a few 15-20 minute bursts here and there.
But yes, sometimes you do have to get up to get down.
But trust us, the down is “oh so worth it!”
The views from the east side are incredible.
And the riding is incredible to match!
The sun sets on another epic ride… til next time!