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Kenosha Pass, Fairplay

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Scenic Drive · Hidden Gem · Hiking Trail
Kenosha Pass, elevation 10,000 ft (3,000 m), is a high mountain pass located in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado in the United States.

The pass is located in the Rocky Mountains southwest of Denver, Colorado, just northeast of the town of Fairplay, Colorado. Geologically, the pass is located atop a large granite batholith (known as the Kenosha Batholith) that forms the spine of the Front Range along the eastern side of South Park. It is traversed by US 285 between Jefferson and Grant, and provides a route between the valley of the North Fork South Platte River and the headwaters of the South Platte River in South Park. In addition to providing one of the principal access routes to South Park, the pass offers dramatic views of the surrounding Rockies, including the nearby peaks of Mount Evans and Mount Bierstadt.
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  • Nice lunch stop on our trip to Crested Butte. We had time to hike a little bit and also to make a picnic and "load batteries" before next part of our trip. Hiking through so colorful areas...  more »
  • While driving this road we encountered such beautiful scenery of fall colors of aspen leaves. We just kept stopping for pictures and saying WOW. We are from Houston area and just don't get to see...  more »
  • Always busy, but such a pretty spot. Great place to see Aspens next month!
  • What an incredible day on the trail! Pristine forest lands covered in snow with no wind and reasonable temperatures.. Love it

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