Wahatoya Trail Horseback Riding

The 16th most popular equestrian trail in Colorado.

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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.

Overall, Wahatoya Trail is the 16th most popular horse trail of all 58 horseback rides in Colorado. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Wahatoya Trail including Cisneros Trail and Indian Creek Trail.


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

Reference Source:  click here https://www.fs.usda.gov/psicc

Article Source:   Best Wahatoya Trail Horseback Riding Review https://www.trailsource.com/?type=HORSE&id=14854

GPS:  37.4218, -104.9781

Date Published:  12/26/2015

Date Updated:  4/2/2018

ID:  14854

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