Apishapa

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Apishapa is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Aguilar, Colorado that features a great forest setting. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
170 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

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2 months ago

The The trail is actually not a down and back trail, but connects the top of Cordova Pass with the county road south that eventually leads to Aguilar.

From the Cordova Pass, it follows the West Peak Trail before splitting off from the WPT and traversing across the south side of the West Peak. It then descends through a series of switch backs to the connection with the Wahatoya Trail. (The Wahatoya Trail will take you through the saddle between the East and West Spanish Peaks and connects to a county road that goes to La Veta.) The Apishipa goes south at this junction and follows the creek of the same name for about a 1.8 miles and comes out on the county Road.

This is not a terribly difficult hike from the top of the pass, but if you go from the county road, it is steep in places and has many switch backs.
Either way, not an “easy 1ish mike there and back hike” as advertised on this page.

I’ll map it next time I go.