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Quick Facts

Mesa Trail

Beginning Elevation: 4,375 Feet (1363.8 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 80 Feet (24.9 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 4,375 Feet (1363.8 Meters)
Handicapped Accessible: No
Length, Round Trip: 2.25 Miles (3.75 Kilometers)
Recommended Season: Spring
Usage: Heavy in Spring and Fall
Vehicle Accessibility: Passenger Vehicle




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General Description

Visitors will find Mesa Trail at the Vogel Canyon Picnic Area
Copyright: Amy Pyle - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
Visitors will find Mesa Trail at the Vogel Canyon Picnic Area
This trail leads 2.25 miles west connecting the Canyon Trail to the Prairie Trail at Vogel Canyon Picnic Area. Within a few short steps from the Canyon Trail the tread passes the Westbrook Homestead ruins, built during the 1930s. The Mesa Trail passes through two life zones: juniper woodlands and shortgrass prairie. This trail is rated moderate by the Forest Service.

Directions from La Junta: Drive south on Highway 109 for 13 miles to County Road 802. Turn right (west) on to 802 and travel one mile to a sign for Vogel Canyon. Turn left (south) and drive two miles to the picnic area.



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Geology Mesa Trail
Yes
ICON History Mesa Trail
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Mesa Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Mesa Trail
Yes
ICON Bird Identification Mesa Trail
Yes
ICON Picnicking Vogel Canyon Picnic Area
Yes



Related Activities
Canyon Trail - This trail leads 1.75 miles through Vogel Canyon and connects with the Prairie and Mesa Trails.

Overlook Trail - This trail leads one mile roundtrip to an overlook of Vogel Canyon and is wheelchair accessible.

Prairie Trail - The Prairie Trail begins a short distance north of Vogel Canyon Picnic Area on the Barlow & Sanderson Stage Road.

Vogel Canyon Picnic Area - Vogel Canyon Picnic Area provides an opportunity for families and individuals to spend a day hiking, picnicking, viewing scenery and inspecting archaeological sites.



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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