Wahatoya Trail Horseback Riding

South of Pueblo and La Veta, the Wahatoya Trail is a 12 mile route open to horseback riding.

To reach the trailhead for the Wahatoya Trail from LaVeta, follow CR360 for 6 miles to Wahatoya Trail sign, turn right and travel 2 more miles (the last 2 miles require 4WD vehicles). Trail is 1.5 miles to saddle of the Spanish Peaks. Trail will continue down the backside of the saddle for 2 miles to Forest Service cabin and then West for 4 miles to the intersection of the Apishapa Trail #1324. This 4 miles is currently under construction.

Once at intersection of Trail #1324, head west to intersection of Trail #1392 (West Peak Trail).Then left to return to CR46, 1.5 miles or right to timber line or summit of West Peak 1.5 miles. Other option at intersection of trail #1324 and # 1304 is to turn back left and travel 1.5 miles to CR46.

Wahatoya Trail Horseback Riding Map



Local Contact(s):  San Isabel National Forest (719) 269-8500; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO; Colorado Horse Council (303) 292-4981.

Recommended Book:  "Trail Riding In Rocky Mountains" from Jean Llewellyn

Best Season:  Jul. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

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

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  7/20/2016

Wahatoya Trail Horseback Riding Map


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