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Motorcycle Roads La Veta to Trinidad via Hwy1228   in Colorado Colorado71 Miles

Motorcycle Roads La Veta to Trinidad via Hwy12

By trlmix
on September 18, 2012

4.0out of 5

2 Riders rated


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Written Directions

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.

Road Quality

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.

Roadside Amenities

There is fuel, food, and lodging along the way if needed.

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By RedWing04
on September 25, 2015 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make Honda Goldwing

Motorcycle Type Touring

Living in Colorado I have ridden this route several times. The description is very factual. Good views. This route is one of Colorado's Scenic Byways and is also called the Highway of Legends. It gets this name because the Tarahumare Indians held these summits as sacred and believed that all life on earth originated from the area. An enjoyable road and definitely more enjoyable than Interstate 25.

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By hog3loves
on October 11, 2015 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2013

Motorcycle Make HD

Motorcycle Type Touring

I've ridden CO 12 many times. Always scenic and the road is pleasurably curvy. Just a beautiful ride.

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