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    Kenosha / Georgia Pass

    Has anyone ridding Kenosha / Georgia Pass within the past week? I was looking to make a trip up there either Saturday or Sunday in hopes of riding through the fall colors. Are the Aspens turning yet?

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    A few trees with color here and there, but you'd be best to wait a few weeks if you want to see things in full swing.

    The ground is also pretty soggy right now, but should be good for the week-end if it stays dry.
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    Aspens are just starting to turn around Breck. Should be in full swing in 3-5 days.

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    Anyone planning to ride from Kenosha to Breck? I will be game for that...and have a car with 2 racks for shuttle.

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    That's a loop son... a few options- not shuttle necessary- maximize your fun. Do it right and you get awesome single track descents bof ways...

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    Any pics of the color from this weekend?

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    I didn't ride either. I think the Aspens will start changing much more this week so I am planning to ride it this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drmurrow View Post
    I didn't ride either. I think the Aspens will start changing much more this week so I am planning to ride it this weekend.
    Probably ~8" of snow up there this morning.

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    A group of us rode Kenosha-Georgia-Jefferson Creek on Saturday. Conditions were perfect and the aspens were a sea of gold in many spots. Unfortunately, the only pics I got were at the top of Georgia Pass....
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    Kenosha -> Georgia and Back

    I rode it last Sunday morning. Still a lot of green out there, a few trees turning here and there. Might be more color this coming weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve71 View Post
    Pic of Georgia Pass today. Hope this melts QUICK.
    It's supposed to snow again on Friday. We may have gotten shut out for the season up high. My yearly Monarch Crest trail trip got dropped due to the snow. Ugh. Well, at least the lower elevations are warm enough to melt what little snow they got.

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    Drove over Kenosha Pass yesterday and the Aspens were still mostly green. Next week might be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve71 View Post
    That sucks about your trip to Monarch, but I'm just gonna ignore what you said about Friday. It's just not gonna happen.

    I got out on the dirt bike today and the OHV trails from GP to Kenosha were all clear. Everything I rode on the south side was clear, just a few patches of snow as I reached the top of GP. But everything over the Breck side was mostly covered in snow. No doubt the GP section of the Colorado Trail has snow on it.

    Monday was also REALLY windy here. There were downed aspens all over the place today. Quite a few have been cleared, but if anyone is camping in the KP area this week-end bring your chainsaw or a sharp axe. I saw some campsites blocked by down trees and I'm sure this week-end is going to be busy.
    Lots and lots of downed trees. Down low it was mostly Aspens, while up high it was Evergreens. I lost track of how much there was, but at least 12-15 on the ride from Kenosha to Georgia. There was less going down Jefferson and they were mostly smaller, but the the snow was heavier since its shady in the trees. Only a few snow drifts above tree line, else it was clear.

    Chainsaw work for sure, way too many of them and most were pretty large.

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    Re: Kenosha / Georgia Pass

    I'm planning to ride this tomorrow. It'll be my first ride above 10000 ft so any additional info that trickles in is welcome. Especially if today's forecasted weather turns out to be rain or snow...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terp View Post
    I'm planning to ride this tomorrow. It'll be my first ride above 10000 ft so any additional info that trickles in is welcome. Especially if today's forecasted weather turns out to be rain or snow...
    You might want to rethink this plan....snow levels are supposed to drop to 8,000 feet there will be snow up there tomorrow. And it doesn't sound like the snow from the last storm had fully melted above tree line. Unless things really dry out and warm up over the next couple weeks good chance high country riding is shut down for the year.

    We are in a wet pattern which means snow this time of year in the high country.


    Edit: Looking at web cams doesn't look like it is snowing in Breck right now so who knows. Could head up there in the morning and if there is snow back track to Buffalo Creek. Dress warm....highs in the 60's in Denver tomorrow going to cold up there.

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    I drove by it last wkend on my way back from Monarch Crest. There should be more turning by this week, but last week was too early for full bloom. There weren't many golden trees on the MC ride. Need another week or two.

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    we got rained/snowed out today, going to make a push to go tomorrow too. EARLY. going to try to make KP TH by 7am.

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    Could head up there in the morning and if there is snow back track to Buffalo Creek. Dress warm....highs in the 60's in Denver tomorrow going to cold up there.
    Sounds like a plan. Got my bike a month ago and still haven't put together a 20 mile ride. I'll be there in the morning unless someone gets caught in an Avalanche

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    It's been raining on and off, but no snow so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steadyflow View Post
    You might want to rethink this plan....snow levels are supposed to drop to 8,000 feet there will be snow up there tomorrow. And it doesn't sound like the snow from the last storm had fully melted above tree line. Unless things really dry out and warm up over the next couple weeks good chance high country riding is shut down for the year.

    We are in a wet pattern which means snow this time of year in the high country.


    Edit: Looking at web cams doesn't look like it is snowing in Breck right now so who knows. Could head up there in the morning and if there is snow back track to Buffalo Creek. Dress warm....highs in the 60's in Denver tomorrow going to cold up there.
    I'm headed up there tomorrow (Saturday) I think it will be cold but rideable. Gonna go with my plan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by steadyflow View Post
    Edit: Looking at web cams doesn't look like it is snowing in Breck right now so who knows. Could head up there in the morning and if there is snow back track to Buffalo Creek. Dress warm....highs in the 60's in Denver tomorrow going to cold up there.
    It has been raining and sleeting in the town of Breckenridge off and on all day. It's almost certainly snowing up high. How much it's accumulated is another question.

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    Supposed to head out there to do a group ride sunday. Whats the verdict, should it be rideable?

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    Re: Kenosha / Georgia Pass

    Yeah I'm going to move my ride to Sunday as well cause I figure it can only get better. Then again.... it can ALWAYS get worse

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tin_Cup View Post
    we got rained/snowed out today, going to make a push to go tomorrow too. EARLY. going to try to make KP TH by 7am.
    Think it will be too muddy?..

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    Quote Originally Posted by element1 View Post
    Think it will be too muddy?..
    It's gonna be snowy up there...

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    It's gonna be snowy up there...
    I am also hoping to ride KP>Georgia Pass tomorrow and am checking the weather forecast for Fairplay, Breck and Bailey. I'm seeing forecasts for cool but sunny and dry tomorrow. Is it just a matter of snow already on the ground?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claudius View Post
    I am also hoping to ride KP>Georgia Pass tomorrow and am checking the weather forecast for Fairplay, Breck and Bailey. I'm seeing forecasts for cool but sunny and dry tomorrow. Is it just a matter of snow already on the ground?
    Yup.

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    Rode Kenosha/Georgia yesterday.
    It was cold and soggy. Got hit by some snow flurries at the top.
    Watch out for lot of down trees.
    Today and Tomorrow suppose to be better weather.
    the foliage are changing color fast.

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    Re: Kenosha / Georgia Pass

    Anyone get up there today? Drying out? May take the long way to SuCo tomorrow and get a ride in up there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biopace View Post
    Anyone get up there today?
    YES! It was amazing. The most epic ride I've done so far (just moved here, gimmie a break). There was hardly any mud left, only about 20ft of snow out of the 24 mile ride and the weather was perfect. It was a bit breezy on top but I was fine with just a fleece. There were about 1/2 dozen downed trees but not enough to get really annoying. I probably saw at least 50 riders but again plenty of space for everyone. Next weekend will probably be prime aspen viewing so the first section of Kenosha will probably be packed. Once you get to Georgia, it was all bikers though. But you're talking about going tomorrow so you'll have the mountains to yourself. As a bonus a bird sat on my hand while eating cliff bar crumbs. Obligatory pic:


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    How is the ride south on the CT from Kenosha? Better aspens?

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    Not positive about Kenosha>Breck, but rode just south of Fairplay this weekend and conditions were perfect. Bluebird skies, and only a very, very small dusting of snow. Nothing that affected the riding. Get you some!
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    Yep, it was awesome yesterday. Other than trees, couldnt ask for a nicer ride

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    I also affirm that the conditions were near perfect yesterday....a few sloppy spots. The normal mud pit is still the normal mud pit.

    I really wonder what kind of winds they got there to see so many downed trees though...

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    There didn't seem to be any rythme or reason to which trees were down. It was probably from rain.

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    I was thinking of hitting the CO trail near Breck this week before the snow, anyone ride near BReck? I would guess if Kenosha was decent then Breck would be fine...

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    1st post here, figured I'd contribute since I've been watching this thread for a week. I usually post on TGR, Splitboard.com with this username.

    Got a crew together, set up a shuttle, and rode Kenosa all the way to Breck yesterday. Thankfully, we started early enough to get ahead of the crowds.

    Kenosha->Georgia Pass: Dry. There were a good amount of downed trees, so keep your head up as some of them are not in the best places.

    Georgia Pass->Breck (including West Ridge): Some snow drifts, but nothing that wasn't ride-able. Melting snow ->Muddy trail. This section left us pretty covered in mud. Also, plenty of downed trees here as well. West Ridge section was fine. Basically you can expect anything that is north facing and shaded to have some combo of mud, snow, ice.

    I also want to mention that the trail isn't as buffed out as I've previously heard. There were a ton of roots on the climb to Georgia Pass and the some longer rocky sections on the descent that didn't seem like typical Colorado Trail riding. Needless to say, the missus was not pleased with me at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spankthepow View Post
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    I also want to mention that the trail isn't as buffed out as I've previously heard. There were some a ton of roots on the climb to Georgia Pass and the some longer rocky sections on the descent that didn't seem like typical Colorado Trail riding. Needless to say, the missus was not pleased with me at the time.
    Again... you should have consulted us. We could have told you the descent from GA Pass to Middle Fork is not wife-friendly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spankthepow View Post

    I also want to mention that the trail isn't as buffed out as I've previously heard. There were some a ton of roots on the climb to Georgia Pass and the some longer rocky sections on the descent that didn't seem like typical Colorado Trail riding. Needless to say, the missus was not pleased with me at the time.
    The roots on the climb have always been like that.

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    The roots make climbing a real chore when you are tired, but going down the technicality is a blast

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastBanana View Post
    There didn't seem to be any rythme or reason to which trees were down. It was probably from rain.
    No there was a wind event along the north end of South Park.

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    Perfect day up there yesterday. Only saw a handful of other bikers.

    The storm coming in late Thursday/early Friday looks to be pretty decent with the snow levels dropping near 6500'. This one may shut it down until July, especially with another storm possible around the middle of next week. Get up there while you can.

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    Kenosha yesterday. Lots of downed trees. Co trail was pretty dry. Jefferson creek had wet/muddy spots in the usual places.

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    Today was another stunner. Get it tomorrow before the snow flies








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    Quote Originally Posted by zrm View Post
    No there was a wind event along the north end of South Park.
    It must have made its way south... because there were quite a few trees (both evergreen & aspens) down along Agate Creek and Starvation Creek last weekend...

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