Colorado Trail -Segment 6A
Sep 8, 2003
Distance: 6 miles
Elevation Gain: approx 700 feet
Segment 6 of the trail is a long 32 miles. We did the main chunk of the trail earlier this summer but left this 6 mile chunk as a nice day hike for later. Sep 8 was the later! We drove to the Jefferson Lake Trailhead and dropped a car and then back tracked to Kenosh pass and were on the trail by 9AM. This hike was a pretty gentle hike the whole way. We hiked on a cool, rainy day and as we walked through the many aspen groves felt like we were in a rain forest. Hiking with day packs only, we made terrific time and covered the 6 miles in less then 2 hours. Below are a few pictures from the hike.
After a mile or so we top out at this view of the South Park
Gail & Terry with the dogs (Ellie Mae & Francie)
Halfway in we crossed a small creek with excellent camping
The creek and camping are drive in accessible.