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West Jefferson Trail #643 is a 5.53 mile one way hike with 1,699 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 51 miles west-southwest of Denver Colorado. August and July are the best months to enjoy this hike.
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.
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.