Wild Cherry Creek Trail # 748

Area Status: Open

The Wild Cherry Creek Trail is 5.7 miles long. It begins at Forest Road 961 and ends at Wild Cherry Lake. This trail offers the opportunity for a long day trip or a pleasant overnight. It is easy to follow and easy access to fishing in the lake and big game. Several good campsites exist along the route.

The trail is open for the following uses: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Fishing, Hunting, and Dispersed Camping

At a Glance

Best Season: June - Mid September
Closest Towns: Crestone, CO

General Information


From Alamosa travel north on Highway 17 to County Road AA; travel east for 8 miles to the trailhead.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Dispersed Camping

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Lake and Pond Fishing

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Difficult


Several good campsites exist along the route.

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Horse Riding

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Big Game Hunting

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
5.7 miles

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  Elevation : 
8600 - 11,770