Coordinates are for the junction of CO 12 and US 160 southwest of Walsenburg. The other terminus is at Trinidad. A new section has been added to this scenic byway, from Aguilar along I-25 west over Cordova Pass (11,248) to connect with CO 12 at Cuchara Pass (9941). This section is only partially paved. The drive features lots of great scenery, old mining towns, lakes, and some exotic geology.
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.