Wahatoya Trail

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Trail #1304.  It is open to foot or horse traffic; closed to bicycles and motorized vehicles. The trail is moderate to difficult because of it’s length and elevation. The trail crosses the saddle between West Spanish Peak and East Spanish Peak, and descends south to a Forest Service cabin. There the trail turns west and ends at the intersection with Apishapa Trail #1324. Travel 1.5 miles south on Apishipa Trail to County Rd. 46, or continue west on Apishipa Trail where it ends at the intersection with the West Peak Trail 1390. This trail has splendid views of the plains to the North, Wet Mountains, and Greenhorn Mountains.

Open Season: June
Restrictions: difficult
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USGS Topo Map
Spanish Peaks, CO
Herlick Canyon, CO
Cucharas Pass, CO


From the town of La Veta, take County Road 360 six miles to the intersection with Forest Service Rd. # 442. High clearance 4WD is needed on Rd. #442 to drive the last two miles to the Wahatoya Trailhead.


  • Trail Measurement: 12 Miles
  • Compass Latitude: 372322N
  • Compass Longitude: 1045704W
  • Numeric Latitude: 37.3894587
  • Numeric Longitude: -104.951108
  • Elevation in Meters: 2,560 to 2,987
  • Elevation in Feet: 8,400 to 9,800

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  • Trail Measurement
    12 Miles
  • Compass Latitude
  • Compass Longitude
  • Numeric Latitude
  • Numeric Longitude
  • Elevation in Feet
    8,400 to 9,800
  • Elevation in Meters
    2,560 to 2,987
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