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Farley Wildflower Overlook
San Isabel National Forest – Spanish Peaks area

Farley Wildflower Overlook is a pull-off on the Cordova Pass Road just east of the summit of Cuchara Pass. The view from
the Overlook is simply spectacular and that meadow directly in front of you is a
riot of color all through wildflower season. There are three large, interpretive
boards at the Overlook and the view of the West Spanish Peak is also pretty nice. That large wall of rock down below
is Dakota Sandstone and the unincorporated
Village of Cuchara is hidden behind it.
With a good pair of binoculars, though, you can see Cuchara Mountain Resort to the
left of and above that rock wall. Looking west you can see the top ridge of the
Sangre de Cristo Mountains but Trinchera Peak is hidden behind that
hill rising just across the State Highway. That valley to the right in the photo
below is the Cuchara River Recreation
and leads uphill to Blue and
Bear Lakes and access to Trinchera Peak
and the 13ers to the south.

Directions: At the summit of Cuchara Pass on State Highway 12 there is a well-marked dirt road leading east for 32 miles
to Aguilar. The Farley Wildflower Overlook is an easy 1/2 mile east on that road.