Kenosha Pass

 Kenosha Pass   

Kenosha Pass (3,049 m) 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. The pass was used by Ute bands to reach the hunting grounds of South Park. During the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush of the 1860s the pass was heavily used by prospectors eager to reach the placer gold fields at the headwaters of the South Platte near Fairplay and other South Park mining communities. The increase in traffic led to the widening of the trail into a wagon road; during the Colorado Silver Boom the pass became one of the main routes of entry for eager immigrants to Leadville, Breckenridge, and Aspen.

Region: Colorado
City: Jefferson

Distance: 37.16 km
Elevation Gain: 180 m
Elevation Loss: 719 m
Difficulty: 176 (Easy)
FIETS Index: 1.58 FIETS
Avg Grade: -2.3 %
Max cat climb: 4
Min elevation: 2359 m
Max elevation: 3048 m
Ride Category: Flat

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