Southwest of Pueblo and Walsenburg, the Indian Creek Trail (#1300) is a 15.5 mile route open to hiking, horseback and off-road motorcycle trails riding. This trail starts at the north end of Bear Lake and runs north to connect with Baker and Dodgeton trails. It ranges in elevation from 8,600 to 10,400 feet.
To reach the northern trailhead from LaVeta: take state highway #12 (1.5 miles) to county road #421, travel 7 miles west to trailhead.
To reach the southern (recommended) trailhead from LaVeta; take state highway #12 (16 miles) to FDR #422, turn west and travel 5 miles to Bear Lake campground. The trailhead is in back of the campground. There is a $4.00 parking fee.
Note: Colorado residents must register their off-highway vehicle with the Colorado State Parks (303) 866-3437. Out-of-state residents who bring OHVs into Colorado must purchase a Colorado Non-Resident OHV permit which is valid from the date of purchase through the following March 31. These permits can be purchased anywhere you get your hunting/fishing licenses in All off-highway vehicles must have an approved muffler and spark arrester. These requirements are subject to change so make sure to contact the Colorado State Parks prior to using your off-highway vehicle.
Note: As of September 2007, ATV riding on Forest Service roads is limited to designated roads that are signed as open or marked on the forest recreation map. To be safe (and legal), contact the Forest Service HQ to obtain a map at (719) 553-1400.