Cucharas Creek Road

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Some of the premier road-accessible high-elevation habitats in the county can be found along Cucharas Creek near Cucharas Pass. Willow and aspen habitats are well-represented along with spruce-fir forest. The road also provides access to a trailhead for the 13,517-foot Trinchera Peak, where ptarmigan may await the determined hiker.

County: Huerfano
Habitat: Spruce-Fir Forest, Aspen Grove, Streamside Willow, Stream, Krummholz, Alpine Tundra

Directions: Cucharas Creek Road (FR 413/FR 422) heads west from CO 12 about two miles north of Cucharas Pass.

Delorme: 92 B2
Roads of Colorado: 152 C1

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: 0
Ownership: US Forest Service
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Hiking can be a hazardous activity; bring raingear and water, and avoid thunderstorms
Parking: Gravel parking areas and roadside parking
Lodging: Camping

Handicapped: Yes
Handicapped Access: Viewing from car

Elevation: 9246
Latitude: 37.31253
Longitude: -105.13855

Amenities

RestroomsYes
Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsYes
Paved TrailsNo
Platform/BlindNo
BoardwalkNo
ConcessionNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo
PrimitiveNo
CampingYes
PicnicYes
HuntingYes
FishingYes