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: .8 mile

Hiking Trail Difficulty Rating: Easy

Elevation at Trailhead: 10,480

Elevation at Summit: 10,480 (Elevation Gain n/a)

Trail Type: This trail offers views of the West Peak and Trinchera Peak.

Trail Connections: Blue Camp Trail

Trail Access: Bear Lake Trail has two trailheads – one from the south and the other from the north.

South Trailhead: 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 3.5 miles to Blue Lake Day-use Area and trailhead on left.

 

North Trailhead: 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.