North Lake is located in Southern Colorado in the North Fork
Wildlife Area just south of the beautiful Cucharas Valley.
Lake consist of 840 acres and is restricted to artificial flies and
ACCESS: Only craft propelled by hand, wind or electric motor, no
camping, no fires.
FACILITIES: Rest rooms, boat ramp with parking area
The lake is beside the road while the North Fork Wildlife Area
extends westward to the San Isabel National Forest along the North Fork
of the Purgatoire River, another place where the fishing is excellent.
Directions: From Trinidad go 35
miles west on Colorado's scenic Highway 12.
Blue Lake is a beautiful little lake located at 10,000' elevation. The fishing is excellent and there are several trailheads leading into the
Sangre de Cristo mountains nearby.
Directions: At the northern foot of Cuchara Pass on State Highway 12
there is a dirt road leading west for 4 miles to Blue Lake. The campground is a
quarter mile up the hill above the lake.
Bear Lake is located at 10,500' elevation
and has 14 official camp sites.
Directions: Take State Highway 12 south of
Cuchara to a sharp turn at the northern foot of Cuchara Pass. Turn onto a well
marked dirt road leading west into the National Forest. It's 5 miles to Bear
Lake from that turn. There's excellent fishing in the Cuchara River for the
first couple of miles going in.