Trail # 1339. The trail accesses the South Colony lakes and the surrounding peaks. This trail is moderate for hiking.  Most of the trail is located in the Sangre de Christo wilderness. Practice "Leave no Trace" camping techniques.

At a Glance

Open Season: June
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: moderate
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USGS Topo Map
Crestone Peak, CO
Beck Mtn, CO

General Information


Take highway 69 south out of Westcliffe for 4.5 miles to County Road 119(Colfax Lane). Turn right on to CR 119 and follow it till it ends then turn right, this is the South Colony Road. There is trailhead parking on the right after about one mile. The road beyond this point requires 4wd and high clearance, but continues for another 2.5 miles to the "new" South Colony Trailhead.


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Horse Riding

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  Area/Length : 
3.8 Miles

  Elevation : 
11,040 Feet - 11,680 Feet