The trail offers the opportunity for a long day trip or a pleasant overnight. It is well maintained and easy to follow. Attractions are the easy access, fishing in the lake, and big game. Several good campsites exist along the route.
Directions from Moffat, Colorado: Take Colorado Highway 17 north approximately 7.5 miles to Mirage Lane Road (Road AA). Go east on Mirage Lane Road to the crossing of Wild Cherry Creek. The trail begins before the crossing. The trail is closed to motorized traffic.
Late April through September .
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Difficulty: Easy Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl Recommend to a Friend: Highly Report: I have hiked this trail 8 times since 1964. It is a very good, but difficult hike. Burl Abraham, RoseHill, Kansas.
Several good campsites along the route
Cold Water Fishing
In the lake
Hiking & Walking
Wild Cherry Creek Trail
Cotton Creek Trail - The trail is well marked and maintained. It follows the creek through a rugged, steep canyon and diverse scenery. Teacup Lake presents an opportunity for primitive route-finding.
South Fork Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 12
, South Fork, CO, 81154, Phone: 719-873-5512
Rio Grande County - South Fork, Del Norte, Monte Vista, P.O. Box 577
, South Fork, CO, 81154, Phone: 800-571-0881 or 719-873-5512, Fax: 719-873-5693