Hiking The Indian Creek Trail

The 36th most popular hiking trail in Colorado.

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.

Overall, Indian Creek Trail is the 36th most popular hiking trail of all 72 hikes in Colorado.

Indian Creek Trail Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  San Isabel National Forest (719) 742-3681; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO.

Recommended Book:  "100 Classic Hikes Colorado" from Scott Warren

Best Season:  Jun. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Bear Lake Campground; NFS Indian Creek Campground

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/psicc/sanc/

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  6/25/2016

ID:  15693

Indian Creek Trail Hiking Map


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