Trailhead:  Cottonwood Creek
Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  aaronmojica
 Date of Info:  07/14/2012
 Date Posted:  07/16/2012
My wife and I decided to check out this "new" TH. Easy 2wd access to the TH (Colorado has some unique communities), parking spots for 4 vehicles with some extra spots around. The trail is in good shape with just a few downed trees below 10k. Above 10k the downfall gets worse and the trail gets hard to follow. Above 10.5k the trail climbs through a well marked talus (Roach described them as boiler plate slabs) slope that is a nice scramble for an approach hike. We stopped at just under 11k and went back to picnic at a nice waterfall around 10400‘. This is a nice, rugged alternative to S. Colony that follows the rough and tumble Cottonwood Creek up. There are some decent dispersed camping spots along the way, I‘d recommend trying to get to around 10k for camping. No sign of bears.

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