Trailhead: On Colorado 17,.2 miles north of Cumbres Pass
or 7.2 miles south of La Manga Pass, at the junction with FR 118, the
Trujillo Meadows Reservoir Road.
Parking: Excellent parking on the west side of Colorado 17 at the
pull out for FR 118, or on the east side just south of this pull out.
Trailhead Elevation: 10, 022
Yurt Elevation: 10,500’
Yurt GPS: 37 03 602N; 106 28 873W
Mileage to the Yurt: 4 miles
Maps: Cumbres Pass, CO 7.5 min. USGS quad;
Rio Grande National Forest
Directions to the Trujillo Meadows Yurt- The
trailhead is on Co. Highway 17 at Cumbres Pass. One begins at the
pullout for Trujillo Meadows Reservoir, FR 118. The trail heads NNW up
the right hand side of the meadow following FR 118. There will not be
many markers until you enter the trees near the far end of the meadow.
The color of the blazes for this trail are blue. At 1.4 miles along FR
118 you will pass FR 116, Neff Mtn. Road, on your right. For .2 miles
you will see both blue and yellow markers. The yellow markers will turn
left leading towards the Flat Mtn. Yurt trail. About .1 miles after that
turnoff you will turn left ,onto FR 118C. Take great care to look for
this turn and follow the blue markers as they leave FR 118. Follow FR
118C for 1.9 miles. At this point the blue markers will turn to the
right onto the road to the Upper Los Pinos, while yellow markers will
begin straight ahead indicating the route from Trujillo Meadows Yurt to
Flat Mtn. Yurt. Follow the blue markers for about .2 miles where the
trail bends to the left, then look for a turn down and to the right
which drops to the yurt just below.
Directions from Trujillo Meadows Yurt to the Trailhead- Ski
back up the hill to the junction with the forest road that came from
Flat Mtn. Yurt. Turn left away from the Flat Mtn. Yurt and follow the
blue markers. You will go 2.1 miles along this road to a tee. Turn right
at the tee onto a major forest road, FR 118, and follow this back to the
trailhead at Co Hwy 17.
Click on Trujillo Meadows Yurt
Map to view the topo of the trail to the yurt.