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Address: Creede, CO
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This remote area can be reached by mountain bike, hiking trail or in a four...

This remote area can be reached by mountain bike, hiking trail or in a four wheel drive vehicle.

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What an amazing place! We rode ATVs the 14 miles from Hansen's Mill to Wheeler. It took about 2 hours (with several breaks for photos along the way). We had heard the road was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Weatherford, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big rocks are rather moon like, sort of unbelievable. But I wont go there again. So very bumpy and bone jarring. One way in and one way out. Could walk faster, but cant because the 'road' is one small to medium bolder-rock after another. Sorry, I recommend this only for adults seeking unusual gigantic rocks who have sturdy back bones... More 

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123 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place! We rode ATVs the 14 miles from Hansen's Mill to Wheeler. It took about 2 hours (with several breaks for photos along the way). We had heard the road was difficult, but it wasn't bad. There were several places we had to cross shallow streams. Only one place had really deep ruts, but it was still... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

This is not a trip if you are in a hurry. Not a trip for you in anything less than a serious 4WD vehicle. Not talking your Suburban. I mean a real Jeep. It's a full day trip but oh so worth it! You will be amazed at what Mother Nature cooked up at Wheeler. I've never seen anything like... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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351 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

This do you have a logical formation is very very interesting and really worth the trip. However it's not for the week of legs or the week of feet. There is a road that takes you to the entrance to the formations but after that you must hike approximately 5 miles and elevations about 8800 feet . There are some... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Beautiful scenery. Go early to avoid chance of mid to late day thunderstorms. The rock formations are breathtaking. Hike in or 4-wheel drive.

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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

An outstanding area in a hard to reach place. The road in is definitely a four wheel drive in dry weather. A one day trip doesn't allow time for exploration, so try to camp in at the site.

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Horseshoe Bay, Texas
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This area is a true Gem hidden in the Colorado mountains. It's not easy to get to, and there is a 1/2 mile hike/walk once you get there, if traveling by 4-wheel drive or ATV. If you don't have one of these vehicles it's worth renting one for the day in Creede. Plan an entire day for the trip in... More 

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San Francisco, California
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Very unique, interesting spot. Highly recommend a 4x4 or side-by-side. It is a very bumpy ride and road can be very rutted so it is doable but not enjoyable in a jeep or SUV.

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Colorado
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Seeing Wheeler in-person, you gaze out and get the feeling that you're looking at something very special that only a handful of people in the world have been able to see. Reading the fascinating volcanic history of the area makes you truly appreciate the concept of time and how many eons it took to create such a place. Walking around... More 

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Creede, Colorado
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The Wheeler Geologic area is really beautiful, everyone who gets to see it feels "My goodness how in the heck did this very unusual rock formation ever get here!!!". To get to the Area you drive up Pool Table road and then at the old Hanson Mill you can drive your four wheeler on to an area to stop about... More 

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