La Veta to Trinidad via Hwy12 + ADD NEW ROUTE
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From I-25 travel to Walsenburg CO in SE Colorado. Take 160 W. until you see the sign for La Veta. This will be Hwy 12. Follow this through La Veta and it will take you all the way to Trinidad.
As you leave La Veta heading south you will see several rock formations. To the east of 12 there are the Dakota era sandstone formations known as the stone walls. Amazing site if never viewed before. They are best viewed heading south. The ride takes you mostly through pine forest as you head up Cucharas pass and then opens up to pnoramic views as you crest the pass. There are a couple of bodies of water one of which being Monument lake. The scenery as absolutley endless.
The road is mostly curvy and hilly two lane highway with few straights. Some single lane construction zones exsist but are traffic light controlled and short in distance. There are some road snakes and potholes are few if any. If mowing operations are in effect watch for rocks in the road. This route also parallels many rock walls so rocks are always a threat.
There is fuel, food, and lodging along the way if needed.
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