2 (0=Paved, 6=Very Difficult 4WD)2WD dirt
to 10,500' at the campgroundNarrow 4WD
up FSR 436, to 12,000 feet+
Take US 160 east from La Veta Pass or west from Walsenburg and turn south onto CO 12, toward the town of La Veta. Drive 5 miles south to La Veta and continue 12 miles to the town of Cuchara. Still on CO 12, continue 3.5 miles south and turn right onto Forest Service Road (FSR) 422 (dirt). Drive 4 miles up FSR 422 to reach a road junction where Blue Lake Campground is on your right. This is the 2WD trailhead. Turn left onto FSR 436 and park just up the road in a designated spot. There are a few dispersed camping along FSR 436 but you might consider camping at the Blue Lake campground or up FSR 422 at the Bear Lake campground.