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West Jefferson Trail #643, CO

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Distance One Way 5.53 miles
Trailhead Elevation 9,965 feet
Elevation Gain 1,691 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,699 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 11.19
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West Jefferson Trail goes up to the Continental Divide and an 11-mile loop can be accomplished using the Colorado Trail for the return trip from the Divide.


It is difficult to access Jefferson Lake Recreation Area during the winter months. The road to this site are not maintained for snow throughout the winter.

Check out the Official Route.

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    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    To hike
    From US Highway 285 at Jefferson, take County Road 35 north to County Road 37. Pay the user fee at Jefferson Lake Recreation Area and continue on the road to either Lodgepole or Jefferson Creek Campground.

    Parking is next to Jefferson Creek Campground.
    page created by joebartels on Aug 13 2013 6:54 pm
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