Cucharas Creek Road
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.
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
Ownership: US Forest Service
Restrictions: Hiking can be a hazardous activity; bring raingear and water, and avoid thunderstorms
Parking: Gravel parking areas and roadside parking
Handicapped Access: Viewing from car