The trail takes off from the end of the road and climbs toward the Continental Divide. Little Cochetopa Creek parallels the trail. Fishing, for brook trout, is especially good in the beaver ponds. This trail is a favorite for a leisurely day of fishing.
The road to the trailhead is generally closed by heavy snow until late May.
This trail is one of the most beautiful hikes on the Salida Ranger District. The trail meanders along the stream and a leisurely pace will afford hikers the opportunity to see elk and other wildlife.
Check out the Official Route.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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.