The trail accesses the South Colony lakes and the surrounding peaks. This trail is moderate for hiking. Most of the trail is located in the Sangre de Christo wilderness. Practice "Leave no Trace" camping techniques.
When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.
To hike Take highway 69 south out of Westcliffe for 4.5 miles to County Road 119(Colfax Lane). Turn right on to CR 119 and follow it till it ends then turn right, this is the South Colony Road. There is trailhead parking on the right after about one mile. The road beyond this point requires 4wd and high clearance, but continues for another 2.5 miles to the "new" South Colony Trailhead.