Stewart Creek Trail: Eddiesville Trailhead to San Luis Peak is a 12.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sargents, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until November.
We started at Eddiesville Trailhead on September 6th. The weather was absolutely perfect. There was two of us, and the first day we did not see one other person. About 5 miles in we saw a cow Moose and her calf in the stream thickets on the south side of Cochetopa Creek. We made it 7.6 miles to where the Stewart Creek Trail starts heading north towards San Luis peak...not towards the Pass (which is continuing on the Colorado Trail and the Continental Divide). We camped at this trail junction, which is where the picture was taken. The picture is the valley that Cochetopa Creek falls in all the way up to the saddle between San Luis (to the right) and another mountain to the left. Plenty of good water sources here. We saw another cow Moose while cooking dinner. Beautiful view. This was a few hundred feet below the tree line, so needless to say, it was FREEZING that night! I strongly recommend that if you camp here, or anywhere on the CT that you have a very warm sleeping bag and bag liner!
Wonderful, perfect trip.