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Wheeler Geologic Area

Creede, CO
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What a sight!!

We went in January 2018. Now there was very little snow on the road and in the mountains, which... read more

Reviewed January 10, 2018
slugg072
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Huntington, West Virginia
Awesome scenery

The 4 wheel drive trail is 14 miles one way to get there and is quite rough and we had to drive... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2017
Tita T
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Wortham, Texas
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This remote area can be reached by mountain bike, hiking trail or in a four wheel drive vehicle.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“mile hike” (5 reviews)
“parking area” (4 reviews)
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Creede, CO
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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

3  Thank slugg072
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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

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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

1  Thank mred992
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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.

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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

1  Thank daddycaddy1
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Reviewed August 17, 2017

Others have already commented on how fantastic this is, so I'll add something different. I'd recommend hiking (or riding) up and staying the night. There is a great camping location. When you get to the sign for the Wheeler loop take the right trail (which...More

Thank Roland_Denver
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Reviewed August 4, 2017

We backpacked the 7mi hike through the Rio Grande National Forest and camped right at the Wheeler boundary. The hike itself is fairly mild with some up and down along the way. A few beautiful spots on the trail but somewhat monotonous at times. Once...More

4  Thank jrog9832
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Reviewed July 14, 2017

Wheeler is not for the weak of adventure. It is a solid 2 plus hour high clearance 4x4 or 1:45 minute ATX trip one way to Wheeler. I highly recommend either going very early or planning to campout over night so you can spend most...More

1  Thank bvmoon
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Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

This place is beautiful but you have to earn it. We did it in one day and we are not extreme hikers. We drove to the top of the mountain and spent the night so we could get an early start. Woke up at sunrise...More

1  Thank farinafitch
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Reviewed December 31, 2016

We were caught at Wheeler by an early afternoon storm. Temperature dropped 30 degrees and it rained and sleeted. Of course this is good advice for any high altitude hike in Colorado.

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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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