Explore the most popular trails near Cuchara with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Cuchara, Colorado Map
4 months ago

Definitely not easy, but doable! Straight uphill, but you follow along the creek, so very pretty and peaceful. Getting to ridge is just half the battle. Also agree with early review... highly recommend 4wd or car with high clearance. Road can be rough.

5 months ago

Not EASY. Hike is straight up with no switchbacks. I only made it halfway which still had a glorious view above the tree line. Also, add 2 miles if you don't own a 4WD vehicle because you're gonna have to park further away from the trailhead.

Great trail. I connected from Indian Creek Trailhead and the Baker's Creek Trail and then to Dodgeton Trail to Spring Creek Trailhead. It was right at 14 miles and 3000 ft change in elevation when I continued on to Cuchara. Coming back up it rained for three hours which made it tough tough. I did have my rain jacket which saved me. Don't get caught without one in Colorado hiking.

10 days ago