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.
Hiking Trail Difficulty Rating: Moderate to Difficult
Elevation at Trailhead: 8,600
Elevation at Summit: 10,480 (Elevation Gain 1,880)
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 south 14.2 miles to Bear Lake/Blue Lake Campground sign (Forest Road 422). Turn right onto FR 422 (dirt) and drive for 5 miles to the Bear Lake Day-use Area on the right. There is a day-use fee for users not registered as a camper.