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

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Trinchera Peak Trailhead

Elevation: 10,500 Feet (3273.1 Meters)

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General Description

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Access to Trinchera Peak Trailhead is located above Cuchara on the left side of Blue Lake, which is part of the Cuchara Recreation Area. There is some parking for 2WD vehicles at the trailhead.

Directions from La Veta: Take Highway 12 south from La Veta, through Cuchara and past the turnoff for Cuchara Mountain Resort. Cuchara Recreation Area is a right turn onto Forest Road 422 . About two miles up the road are the Day Use and Parking Areas, after about five miles you reach Blue and Bear Lakes. It is a typically rutted gravel road; watch yourself going up when the switchbacks turn, some are very deeply rutted. Trinchera Peak Trailhead begins across from the entrance to Blue Lake Campground, on the left side. There is some parking for 2WD vehicles at the trailhead.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Mid-June through Mid-October (NOTE: Weather dependent) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Trailhead Parking Trinchera Peak Trailhead
ICON Camping Dispersed sites, Blue Lake and Bear Lake Campgrounds
ICON Hunting In season
ICON Mountain Biking Also Indian Creek Trail
ICON Mountain Climbing Trinchera Peak
ICON ATV Riding Popular site; please stay on the road
ICON Motorcycle Riding Popular site; please stay on the road

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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