Old La Veta Pass

Total Miles
5.7

Elevation

2,862.67 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This trail is an old train route that connected the East and West sides of the Sangre de Cristo mountains up until the 1960s, when the highway was put in. It is now an unmaintained road with no obstacles. There are several spots where you will traverse over the old paved road that as become little more than a few rocks in the road. There are several turn off spots with great mountain views and a few spots where this trail will be considered a shelf road. However, it is very wide and not at all an issue.

Photos of Old La Veta Pass

Old La Veta Pass
Old La Veta Pass
Old La Veta Pass

Difficulty

Easy dirt trail with no obstacles and a few rocks smaller than 6" in the road.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Clay Brubaker
Apr 14, 2024
4x4
Open
Washboard
A few leftovers snow drifts with tracks thru them. 2WD drive the entire time.
Merritt Miera
Mar 02, 2024
4x4
Obstructed
Pass is closed after the historic district. Deep snow with no indication that anyone has tried to travel through. We turned around at that point.
Jason Dean
Feb 19, 2024
4x4
Obstructed
Deep Snow
Road obstructed by snow bank from plowing at the ghost town. No tracks to indicate anyone had gone through recently so we turned around.
Steven Barclay
Sep 29, 2023
4x4
Open

Access Description

Heading East on Hwy 160, mile marker 286.

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