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A more technical option to the CO trail from the Jefferson campground to Georgia Pass


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Map Key

4.9

Miles

7.9

KM

Singletrack

11,656' 3,553 m

High

10,009' 3,051 m

Low

1' 0 m

Up

1,648' 502 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Description

This is the alternate trail to take back down from the top of Georgia Pass if you're doing the Kenosha Pass to Georgia Pass ride. Instead of riding back down the Colorado Trail as you came up, you can take West Jefferson to the right and do a loop back to the Colorado Trail.

This option is more difficult than the Colorado Trail, with more rocks and roots.

Starting at the top, you descend through high alpine terrain and then hit some tight switchback in trees. You'll then follow Jefferson Creek until you get the the campground and the intersection with the Colorado Trail.

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Shared By:

Brandon Eifrid with improvements by s platte

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 17 votes

#3

in Park County

#1163

Overall
  4.5 from 17 votes
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Trail Rankings

#3

in Park County

#284

in Colorado

#1,163

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Just before you top out at Georgia Pass, stop, regroup, refuel, laugh with friends and enjoy the scenery. For a better way back down go right on W. Jefferson trail instead of going back down the way you came.
Dec 6, 2012 near Brecken…, CO
Looking down after you've passed through the W. Jefferson bowl into the beautiful singletrack that leads back into the trees.
Dec 6, 2012 near Brecken…, CO
Jefferson Creek Descent
Oct 11, 2017 near Jefferson, CO
Beginning the descent after a long climb up Georgia Pass
Jul 22, 2020 near Brecken…, CO
Top of the loop.
Jul 2, 2022 near Brecken…, CO
W. Jefferson is mostly fun flowy slightly technical singeltrack all the way down to the campgrounds but there are 2 creek crossings that are typically walked.
Dec 6, 2012 near Brecken…, CO

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Sep 24, 2022
Ryan MD
Really fun downhill. Alpine start is gorgeous and fun, then into the forest, which gets fast. Switchbacks are pretty tight in the beginning.
Sep 1, 2021
Patrick Burns
Actually not the worst climb to mix things up. More scenic, but a bit more pushing. More time in the alpine at the top kinda makes it worth it.
Oct 3, 2019
Larry Clinton
first half great, second half yawn
Aug 18, 2019
Alex Larroc
4.9mi
Sep 19, 2017
Jason Janelle
30mi — 5h 30m
Jul 18, 2016
Howard Roark
Sep 24, 2015
Kris Kilton
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