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Wahatoya Trail

Basics
Location:
60 miles south of Pueblo
Setting:
Mountainous
Length:
24 mile roundtrip
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
12 to 14 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
8400 feet
Elevation Change:
1400 feet
Season:
Summer - Fall

Description

Trail is 1 ½ miles to saddle of the Spanish Peaks. Trail will continue down the backside of the saddle for 2 miles to Forest Service cabin and then West for 4 miles to the intersection of the Apishapa Trail #1324. This 4 mi. is currently under construction . Once at intersection of trail #1324, one my travel west to intersection of Trail #1392,” West Peak Trail " Then left to return to County rd. #46, 1 ½ mi. or right to timber line or summit of West Peak 1 ½ mi. Other option at intersection of trail #1324 and # 1304 is to turn back left and travel 1 ½ mi. to county #46. The trail is moderate for hiking.

This trail has splendid views of the plains to the North, WET Mountains, and Greenhorn Mountain.

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Details

Location:
60 miles south of Pueblo
Setting:
Mountainous
Length:
24 mile roundtrip
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
12 to 14 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
8400
Elevation Change:
1400
Season:
Summer - Fall
Useful Map(s):
USGS Quads: Cucharas Pass, Cuchara, Spanish Peaks

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

County Rd. 360 from LaVeta (south of Pueblo) can access this Trail. Travel 6 miles to Wahatoya Trail sign, turn right and travel 2 more miles “ if you have 4x4,” otherwise its a walk to intersection of trail and dead end of road.


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