Day 2–Three Perfect Days On Cochetopa Creek

August 21, 2015

Day 2:  After a relaxing, easy day of fishing yesterday and a good night’s sleepCO Trail, I’m rearin’ to explore the more remote middle section of Cochetopa Creek.  I haven’t been up there for a couple of years.  Over five miles of beautiful, meandering meadow waters are bracketed by two steep canyons above and below that make access a challenge.  The hearty angler can hike in on the Colorado Trail or four-wheel in on one of the rough access roads, then walk to the good water.  A detailed topo/trails map is a must before venturing into this backcountry—the National Geographic Trails Map #139 LaGarita/Cochetopa Hills is a good place to start plotting your trip.

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