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Old 06-17-2008, 01:35 PM   #1
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Colorado Hwy 12 is awesome!

I recently spent three days in Cuchara on my honeymoon. Any one in Colorado who hasn't been down Highway 12 between La Veta and Blue & Bear Lakes should check it out. Spring time is obviously the best time to take the drive, I went early enough to beat most of the tourist traffic. I recommend going in early june or maybe in the fall for the scenery.

I've taken my focus down twisty roads near home, but none of them compared to Hwy 12. If you want to see what your focus can do on some really long turns take the drive and check it out. I also recommend stopping at the Dog Bar Saloon in Cuchara, great restaurant and bar . Don't stop there though, head up 12 at least till you hit the exit for Blue Lake.

I've been on plenty mountain roads before, but this was a great drive. Just thought I'd let everyone local know.


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Old 06-18-2008, 10:56 PM   #2
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Ah yes, CO SH12 - "Highway of Legends". A most excellent road. Great scenery, down the Spanish Peaks way. It loops all the way around to Trinidad.
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Old 06-19-2008, 12:39 AM   #3
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Hell yeah, it's a drive I'll make again. I didn't go through Trinidad though, took the drive up Hwy 10 through Walsenburg.
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w0ot for the dog bar !!!

I used to get free lift tix at cuchara ski resort and rode there a bunch. That is def a great little drive and the folks down there can be pretty cool.
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Definitely great country and people down there. I used to hunt in that area in my younger days.
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