It's a long drive by 4 wheeler and rough travel but worth it. s It is also a nice all day hike or an overnighter.
I don't believe you can find a geological feature such as this anywhere else in the world. The tall white spires and numerous other formations take your breath away. The 4 mile loop trail around the site is well worth the climb to about 12,000 feet. My husband and I packed in the 7 miles from Hanson's Mill with our... More
It takes longer than you'll expect to drive it and you'll need an ATV or Jeep, but it's worth the trip. The hoodoos are amazing. Due to all the recent rain, there are two mud bogs that cannot be driven. I dislike going off-trail, but there was no other choice. Even with differential lockers, it took a winch to get... More
The Wheeler Geologic area is a sight to behold. You can climb around, too, and marvel at the power of nature in giving us these formations! Very worth it, but leave fairly well early so you have time to spend while you are there.
It is a trek to get back to this area. We took Polaris RZR's on the park trails and "only" 2.5 hours later, we were viewing a unique erosional phenom. The San Juan Mtns are all there due to volcanic eruptions 28 million years ago and Wheeler is a small area of volcanic ash exposed to erosion, making very dramatic... More
Wheeler is an amazing geological phenomenon and it has been something I've wanted to see for a long time. Having said that, honestly, we were disappointed in the trip. We did it in ATV's - I can't imagine doing it any other way. Yes, 4wd vehicle will get you there but it would be a long trip. The terrain was... More
If you're up for a 17 mile hike, then this is a very nice day out. We started our hike before 6 a.m. and it's about 5.5 miles to the 4WD road, then another 1.5 miles on that road, and then 2.5 or 3 miles to do the Wheeler Geologic Loop. The hike in is lovely, over high alpine meadows.... More
What an honor to be the first to write a review! We drove a Chevy S-10 pick up truck with low range gearing. The trip is about 14 miles in and 14 miles out in 2nd and 3rd low range. This is NOT a Suburu drive. Go 7.3 miles southeast on Hiway 149 from Creede (back toward South Fork). Sign... More
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