For access from the north: Drive south from Poncha Springs, the US 285/Us 50 intersection, over Poncha Pass. South of the pass, at the intersection of US 285 and CO 17, turn left on CO 17 and drive 6.4 miles south to County Road AA. Turn left (east) and drive 8 miles to the trailhead.

For access from the south, in Alamosa, at the intersection of US 160 (Santa Fe Ave. in town) and CO 17, drive north on CO 17 for 44 miles to County Road AA. Turn right (east) and drive 8 more miles to the trailhead, same as above. The last 2.25 miles will be a rougher dirt road. There will be several other roads turning off. Ignore all other options and just keep driving east.


There are some primitive camp spots in the vicinity of the trailhead. There are no facilities. Wild Cherry Creek can serve as a water supply if needed.

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