Indian Creek Trail Horseback Riding

The 29th most popular equestrian trail in Colorado.

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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 29th most popular horse trail of all 66 horseback rides in Colorado. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Indian Creek Trail including Cisneros Trail and Wahatoya Trail.

Indian Creek Trail Horseback Riding Map



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

Best Season:  Jun. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

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

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  37.3263, -105.1434

Date Published:  1/5/2016

Date Updated:  3/31/2018

ID:  15694

Indian Creek Trail Horseback Riding Map


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