South Colony Trail creates a triangular loop that takes you into the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness. At one time the road continued another mile past the trailhead. Now it ends at a creek crossing. There is parking here and dispersed camping. Remember to treat stream water before drinking.
South Colony Lake - 8.95
Before the creek, due west, is the 1.5 mile long trail to Upper South Colony Lake. If you cross the creek, heading southwest, after about 1 mile the trail turns to the north. From there it is about 1 1/2 miles to Upper South Colony Lake.
Fishing has been reported to be good on South Colony Creek and South Colony Lakes. Horses can be seen on the road and trail.
Directions from Highway 69: Less than 6 miles south of Westcliffe on Highway 69 turn right onto County Road 119 and continue due south for miles on the paved road for 5-6 miles. At the junction, turn right on the gravel road and continue following County Road 120, which is South Colony Road. It is about 1 mile to the parking area. Five miles of the worst kind of four-wheel driving awaits you, so most people start hiking from here.
Memorial Day Weekend through Mid-October .