The Colorado Trail: Eddiesville Trailhead to San Luis Pass Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This segment immediately re-enters the La Garita Wilderness Area, detouring around some private property. The trail rejoins Cochetopa Creek after about a mile and follows the valley all the way to the base of San Luis Peak (14,014).
As you gain the upper valley, notice the hoodoos (odd-shaped rock columns) high on the north slope. Following the CT from Eddiesville Trailhead is the easiest way to get to San Luis Peak for those interested in climbing 14,000-foot mountains. From where the CT passes over the San Luis saddle, it is a fairly easy climb to the top, consisting of only 1,400 feet of vertical and 1.25 miles of horizontal distance. If you are this close, you might as well do it— the views from the top are spectacular! From the saddle near San Luis Peak, the CT stays above treeline until dipping down to San Luis Pass."