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Hike or use only a very high clearance 4 wheel drive vehicle

Great scenery, lightly visited because of brutally bad road the last 6 miles. Would be better to... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Delmar G
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Center, Colorado
Very rough road - but worth it

This road will shake and rattle every darn bolt out of your vehicle. It's excruciatingly slow... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Dee P
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south fork, co
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This remote area can be reached by mountain bike, hiking trail or in a four wheel drive vehicle.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'd definitely visit by razors not by foot. Hike is boring most of the way for a small glimpse of the badlands. Go to South Dakota or Bryce Canyon for much better formations. More details and pics at etbtravelphotography blog

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Great scenery, lightly visited because of brutally bad road the last 6 miles. Would be better to hike if you can. Bring plenty water and protien bars.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

This road will shake and rattle every darn bolt out of your vehicle. It's excruciatingly slow because of the continuous bumps. Incredible once you get there, though!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Dee P
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Um, not sure where Ronda hiked. She clearly didn't do "about 3.5" miles if all she saw were dead trees. As you'll see from the pictures, the hike is absolutely gorgeous. I feel weirdly personally offended by such a dishonest review. The entire time I...More

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank ardesautels
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

This is a 7 mike hike there and 7 back. To start off with, you get to the trailhead by driving 10 miles down a dirt road. We got about 3.5 miles in and decided to ditch the hike. The hike was not pretty with...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed January 10, 2018

We went in January 2018. Now there was very little snow on the road and in the mountains, which is not normal for this time of year!! We had 2 well equipped off road 4 x4 and 1 2018 stock 4 x4 which probably for...More

Date of experience: January 2018
5  Thank slugg072
Reviewed October 4, 2017

The 4 wheel drive trail is 14 miles one way to get there and is quite rough and we had to drive pretty slow in our jeep. The scenery was worth the trip. We had to hike uphill about 1/2 mile to get to it....More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Tita T
Reviewed September 22, 2017

You can drive to Wheeler, but the road can be challenging. Especially if wet. 4x4 would be handy. Hike the road, 2 miles, or hike from Creede 8+ miles. A very interesting area with volcanic origins. Trail does go all the way around but don't...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank mred992
Reviewed September 8, 2017

Get up close and personal to some of the most diverse cliff formations. Creed is a small but significant village and you need to spend lots of time exploring and seeing the beauty.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank M Richard M
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

Went with some buddies in 4 wheelers. Fun ride with some good terrain. Views on the way there are incredible. Wheeler, once you see it is otherworldly and very unique. The hike from the ATV/UTV parking area is a good one, especially at altitude so...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Arnav1310
June 8, 2018|
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Response from slugg072 | Reviewed this property |
we were there January of 2018. I don't know if it is ever 'open' or closed as getting there is quite a trip. I believe you can walk, hike, horseback in there any time, the question would be is the road passable enough to... More
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Roland_Denver
July 19, 2017|
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Response from farinafitch | Reviewed this property |
You are correct at the 2 miles per hour walking speed. The hike is about 16 mikes round trip. You can camp at the formation but we didn't. I wish we would have known we could because we were worn out at the end of the hike... More
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Macquesten G
April 23, 2016|
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Response from Shawndev | Reviewed this property |
Also early June could still be wet up there. It's a rough enough trail without running into bogs. I'd say late June through Aspen turning season.
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