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Wheeler Geologic Area

Creede, CO
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Ranked #5 of 10 Attractions in Creede
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Four-wheeling
Owner description: This remote area can be reached by mountain bike, hiking trail or in a four wheel drive vehicle.
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Four-wheeling
Owner description: This remote area can be reached by mountain bike, hiking trail or in a four wheel drive vehicle.
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Altus, Oklahoma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The beating you take on the 3.5 HOUR jeep ride does not outweigh a unique site at the end. Hire a helicoptor.

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Erie, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Fabulous eroded rocks that would fill Coors Field. Gorgeous long views along the way. Tooks lots of photos and left a bit of Mom's remains there. A big part of the review must be the road in: Fun drive for real 4x4s or ATVs--don't kid yourself if you don't have at least 7 inches of ground clearance. I drove in... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Hiked the East Bellows Creek trail from Hansen's Mill to the Wheeler. The multiple distances provided by signs and Forest Service information are different - some say 7 miles and some say 8.2 miles - here's the scoop. From the Trail Head to the end of the Wheeler 4WD Road (really more of a Jeep Track than a 4WD road)... More 

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Fresno, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a great 4X4 trip into the beautiful Colorado back country. The trail definitely requires a high clearance 4 wheel drive vehicle. The trail is not difficult, but it is 15 miles in and 15 miles out. There is a short hike into a wilderness area to reach the unique geologic formations.

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Atlanta
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

After talking to locals we decided to visit but not in our truck. We were told the road was rough and they weren't lying. We rented one atv and one razor from Creede ATV and spent the day. They recommended that we leave early and we were glad we did. It seemed to be raining every afternoon we were there.... More 

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California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is such an amazing site. If you are taking an ATV, you travel 10 miles on a graded dirt road and 14 miles on a very rugged 4x4 road. It took us two hours to travel that 24 miles. When you get to the end of the 4x4 road, you need to get out and hie about a mile... More 

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Woodward, Oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

Its a LONG rough road, alllll day trip but its a must see! Take the time to look around once you are there, there are all kinds of formations to see. Leave early!

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Creede, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

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.

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Del Norte, Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

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 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

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 

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