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Little Cochetopa Trail No. 1409

Contact Info
Pike & San Isabel National Forests Cimarron & Comanche National Grasslands
325 Rainbow Blvd.
Salida, CO 81201

Phone:
719-539-3591
Basics
Length:
4.5 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
3 - 4 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
10333 feet
Elevation Range:
10333 feet to 11960 feet
Elevation Change:
1627 feet
Season:
Summer to Fall

Description

The trail takes off from the end of the road and climbs toward the Continental Divide. Little Cochetopa creek parallels the trail. Fishing, for brook trout, is especially good in the beaver ponds. This trail is a favorite for a leisurely day of fishing.

The trail intersects with the Colorado Trail about .5 miles past Chipeta Mountain. Hikers can travel south via the Colorado Trail/Continental Divide trail to the summit of Marshall Pass.

Lightning and afternoon thunderstorms are common in the Colorado high country. Keep an eye on the weather and if a storm is looming, head for lower ground.

Details

Length:
4.5 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
3 - 4 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
10333
Elevation Range:
10333 feet to 11960
Elevation Change:
1627
Season:
Summer to Fall

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

From Poncha Springs travel west on US Highway 50 for 2 miles. Turn left off the highway onto County Road 210. Stay on CR 210 for 7.25 miles. The last 3.25 miles are rough and require 4-wheel drive.


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