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Mountain Biking: Colorado > Pike and San Isabel National Forests > San Carlos Ranger District

Quick Facts

Dodgeton Trail

Beginning Elevation: 8,600 Feet (2680.8 Meters) Spring Creek Trailhead
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 2,800 Feet (872.8 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 8,600 Feet (2680.8 Meters) Spring Creek Trailhead
High Point: 10,000 Feet (3117.2 Meters) Junction with Indian Creek Trail
Length, One-way: 4.5 Miles (7.5 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 1302
Usage: Heavy
USGS Map: Cuchara Pass




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General Description

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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, so ATVs and motorbikes are permitted

There are loop possibilities using Baker, Indian Creek and Shortcut Trails. This trail winds around a bit during the 1.5 miles to the junction with Baker Trail, but it is fairly easy hiking. Shortcut Trail joins after 3.5 miles. Dodgeton stream is crossed 2 times as you follow the drainage. You leave the drainage and have a fairly level hike to Indian Creek Trail.

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

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



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Blue lake and Bear Lake
No
ICON Hiking & Walking Dodgeton Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Accessible
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Also try Indian Creek Trail
Yes
ICON ATV Riding Popular site; please stay on the track
Yes
ICON Motorcycle Riding Popular site; please stay on the track
Yes
ICON Picnicking Spring Creek Trailhead
No



Related Activities
Baker Trail - Baker Trail is accessed via Dodgeton or Indian Creek Trails, making a loop trip possible.

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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