Areas of Interest
Huerfango County, Colorado
Centered in the heart of the Cucharas River Valley is the village. of Cuchara, translated from Spanish as “the spoon”. Private cabins grace this unique mountain village with multiple recreational and restaurant opportunities for the whole family. Surrounded by the San Isabel National Forest, Cuchara is surrounded with crystal clear lakes, trees, and mountains. The Cucharas river flows through the middle of town. Spectacular aspen groves and wild iris fields grow up the hill as you come out of the valley leading up to Bear Lake and Blue Lake. The highway winds through steep switchbacks until it opens out at the top of Cuchara Pass at an elevation of 9,995′. About 8 miles south of Cuchara Pass, you’ll find North Lake State Wildlife Area, a trophy fishing areas. A little further south is Monument Lake Resort, a full service resort on the shore of Monument Lake.