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.