West Spanish Peak Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This is an easy hike and scramble to a beautiful summit.
At Cordova Pass, turn left (north) onto Trail 1324 as it starts off through forest then open meadows along a gentle ridge. Just before the trail begins to climb, it joins the ridge and offers distant views north over the Cucharas River valley. As the trail begins to steepen, it meets the Apishapa Trail, which descends to the right. Follow the switchbacks and hike up through the thinning trees and past some impressive bristlecone pines just below the tree line to the first open views of West Spanish Peak above. Continue just to the right (south) of the ridge and follow a rough and sometimes loose trail to the summit.
The trail can be hard to follow, but it generally stays to the right (south) of the prominent ridge before it traverses to the right (east) across the upper slopes just below the false summit. From the false summit, hike the last rocky ridge to the top and enjoy the views of the Cucharas River valley."