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: 13 miles

Hiking Trail Difficulty Rating: Moderate to Difficult

Elevation at Trailhead: 8,600

Elevation at Summit: 10,400 (Elevation Gain 1,800)

Trail Type: This trail offers views of Cuchara Valley and the old Cuchara Ski Resort. It can be a loop trail by connecting to the Baker Trail #1301 and Dodgeton Trail #1302. Another loop is possible but requires using CO Highway 12.

Trail Connections: Dodgeton Trail #1303, Shortcut Trail #1300A and Baker Trail #1301.


Trail Access: From La Veta take CO Highway 12 to County Road 421, travel 7 miles west to trailhead.