Spring Creek

Date: 01/11/2015
Who: Sammy and myself
Length: 2.6 miles
Time: 1 hour
Weather: about 45 degrees, mostly cloudy

Today we took a scenic drive on the “Highway of Legends“–Colorado state hwy 12 from Trinidad, looping around the Spanish Peaks. The highway gets its name from a series of legendary tales that occurred along the route. This trip was prompted by a brochure which I received as a Christmas gift from Lois. This site looks like a good resource for the Spanish Peaks area.

Highway of Legends sign

Highway of Legends sign

We stopped in the town of Cuchara, at the Spring Creek trailhead, and hiked for about an hour. It appears that this trail joins with a network of trails in the vicinity of the former Cuchara ski resort and the Sangre de Cristo mountains.

This hike followed the blue line:

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