Maps and information can be found at the San Isabel National Forest La Veta Work Center, 103 E. Field St., La Veta, CO 81055. (719) 742-3681. Alternatively, contact the San Carlos Ranger District Office in Canon City at(719) 269-8500.


Trail Length: 3.4 miles

Hiking Trail Difficulty Rating: Moderate

Elevation at Trailhead: 8.500

Elevation at Summit: 8,800 (Elevation Gain 300 feet)

Trail Type: This trail follows a dike wall.

Trail Connections: None.

Trail Access: There are two trailheads.

North End of the Trail: From La Veta take state CO Highway 12 to Cuchara, turn left at the community center, follow road (3/4 mile) past Misty Haven cabins to trailhead and parking lot. This is the access to the "north" end of the trail.


South End of the Trail: There is another trailhead on the south end on Park Road.