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Dike Trail in Cuchara, CO

You will LOVE this trail.  It leads up to a very scenic area along the Dakota Wall.


General Info:

Dike Trail: (#1389) 3.5 miles, moderate, slides along a dike that separates the White Creek and Cucharas River drainages. The trailhead is at the end of Oak St. in Cuchara.

Distance: Approximately 5 miles round trip

Difficulty: Easy/moderate; approximately 500 ft elevation gain

Pre meetup Carpool Site: Let's meet at the North side K-mart parking lot between 6:45 & 7 AM. We will meet Roz around 8:30 AM, give or take a few minutes, at the parking area for the Dog Bar Restaurant. Then we can follow each other & get to Cuchara at the same time.

Extra Info: There are several small stores on Main St. directly off of Highway 12. This is where the Dog Bar is located.

Directions to Cuchara Dog Bar & Grill: Take I-25 south to Walsenburg. Take exit 52 toward US-160 W/​Walsenburg/​Alamosa; follow signs for US-160/​I-25 BUS S. Turn right onto US-160 W/​W 7th St Continue to follow US-160 W 11.2 mi. Turn left onto CO-12 E/Oak St Continue to follow CO-12 E6.9 mi. Turn left onto Cuchara Ave, (Main Street).

Dogs: This is a great trail for all...great trail for dogs and people alike!  Do bring a leash for your dog, in case we run into other hikers.  Also, bring water & snacks & lunch.




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  • Colette K.

    Amazing day! Such a great turnout for one of the best hikes in the Cuchara area. It almost felt like we were in the tropics because of the high humidity caused by the rains & the summer temps. The tall grasses, lush vegetation, & abundant wildflowers kept us intrigued, & the dogs camouflaged most of the way. Once we reached the T, a sign pointed us towards the trail that goes up to the Dike wall. When we reached the top, we took several pics of the breathtaking scenery, & had snacks/lunch before heading back. After hiking 5.25 miles with 1005 feet total ascent, we decided to treat ourselves to an early dinner at the Dogbar! Thanks to Roz with Milo, Taylor, Tania, Ginny & Nancy with Lucy, Karen, Liz, & Nadine with Zoe, for going with me & Ace on this great adventure!

    2 · July 21, 2014

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