The Kenosha Pass Trailhead provides access to the Colorado Trail as it heads southeast into the Lost Creek Wilderness Area and west towards the Continetal Divide. The Colorado Trail starts outside of Denver and ends in Durango. It runs through Kenosha Pass and Kenosha East Campgrounds. There is also a wetland interpretative area and the remnants of the Denver, South Park & Pacific Railroad wye (Y). “Helper” engines from either Webster on the east side or Como on the west side of Kenosha Pass, assisted the regular engine in getting the train to the top, and then used the wye (Y) to turn around and head back down hill.
Kenosha Pass also provides stunning scenic views of South Park from a small pullout area on the south side of the pass. 4WD/OHV users can enjoy Forest Service Road 126 which climbs to the top of North Twin Cone Peak. To reach the road, drive through Kenosha East Campground and take the road to the right.
From Denver, drive southwest on US 285 approximately 50 miles. Parking is available on both sides of Highway 285, at the top of Kenosha Pass, but some parking areas requrie a day use fee.