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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Pike and San Isabel National Forests > San Carlos Ranger District

Quick Facts

Baker Trail

Beginning Elevation: 8,600 Feet (2680.8 Meters) Dodgeton Trail
Difficulty: Moderate
Length, One-way: 3 Miles (5.0 Kilometers) Dodgeton Trail to Indian Creek Trail
Trail Number: 1301
Usage: Moderate
USGS Map: Trinchera Peak, Cuchara Pass




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General Description

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Baker Trail is accessed via Dodgeton or Indian Creek Trails, making a loop trip possible. Hike 1.5 miles on the Dodgeton Trail from Spring Creek Trailhead to the junction of Baker Trail. After another 1.5 miles you will reach Baker Creek, a developed area which includes the Cuchara Ski Area. It is another 1.5 miles to Indian Creek through the tight Baker Creek drainage. The trail stays near the creek and is steeper up to Indian Creek Trail. You will have to make 7 creek crossings, but most of them will be over culverts. Be warned that the trail has not been maintained recently and is very narrow in places and is not recommenced for motorized vehicles. Mountain bikes are allowed.

Directions from Cuchara: Travel 1/2 mile south from Cuchara on Highway 12 to the Spring Creek Trailhead.

Directions from La Veta: Travel 18 miles north of La Veta on Highway 12 to Blue Lake Road 413 and then to Indian Trail.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: May through Mid-October (NOTE: None) .



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Difficulty: Moderate
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: be careful. no room to get off if you meet someone. rod

Difficulty: Moderate
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: Sept.'97 Narrow is right! The whole trail runs sidehill. No room for error. Derek



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Blue Lake and Bear Lake
No
ICON Fishing Blue Lake and Bear Lake
No
ICON Hiking & Walking Baker Trail
Yes
ICON Hunting In season
Yes
ICON ATV Riding Indian Creek Trail
No
ICON Motorcycle Riding Indian Creek Trail
No
ICON Viewing Scenery Fall aspen color
Yes



Related Activities
Dodgeton Trail - This trail starts at Spring Creek Trailhead, where there is parking, a new toilet and picnicking facilities. It is designated as a multiple use trail.

Indian Creek Trail - The trail starts at the north end of Bear Lake; connects with Baker and Dodgeton Trails, goes over Raspberry Mountain and ends at Indian Creek Road (County Road 421).

Indian Trailhead - The trail starts at the north end of Bear Lake; connects with Baker and Dodgeton Trails, goes over Raspberry Mountain and ends at Indian Creek Road (County Road 421).

Shortcut Trail - This trail links with Indian Creek and Dodgeton Trails and can make a nice loop with Shortcut and Dodgeton Trails.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Pike and San Isabel National Forests, 1920 Valley Drive , Pueblo, CO, 81008, Phone: 719-545-8737

Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, 302 North Santa Fe Drive, P.O. Box 697 , Pueblo, CO, 81003, Phone: 800-233-3446, www.pueblochamber.org

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