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West Peak Trail No. 1392

Contact Info
Pike & San Isabel National Forests Cimarron & Comanche National Grasslands
3170 East Main Street
Cañon City, CO 81212

Phone:
719-269-8500
Basics
Length:
3 miles
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
3 - 4 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
11248 feet
Elevation Range:
11248 feet to 13600 feet
Elevation Change:
2352 feet
Season:
Summer to Fall

Description

This Trail intersects with the Vista trail, ”Handicapped accessible " and the Apishapa trail, Wade trail.

The view from the West Peak Trail are of the Cuchara Valley and North to Greenhorn Mountain and the Wet Mountain Valley. The Culebra Range is viewed to the West and South. The trail is hard for hiking.

There are Picnic sites, camping sites, sand parking at the Trailhead. There is a fee required to park at this trailhead.

Details

Length:
3 miles
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
3 - 4 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
11248
Elevation Range:
11248 feet to 13600
Elevation Change:
2352
Season:
Summer to Fall

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Travel SH #12 from La Veta to top of Cucharas Pass, approximately 16 miles. Turn Left on County Rd. #46 and continue on dirt rd. for 6 mi. to Cordova Pass Summit and trailhead to West Peak. Then hike 2 mi. to timber line and from there it is another 3/4mi. scramble to summit of West Peak.


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