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Wheeler Geologic Area

Creede, CO
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Not for fat and lazy

This place is beautiful but you have to earn it. We did it in one day and we are not extreme... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
via mobile
Be certain to pack proper gear for cold, wet temperatures, even in July and August.

We were caught at Wheeler by an early afternoon storm. Temperature dropped 30 degrees and it rained... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2016
Sambo L
Treasure Cay, Great Abaco Island
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This remote area can be reached by mountain bike, hiking trail or in a four wheel drive vehicle.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“mile hike” (4 reviews)
“bumpy ride” (3 reviews)
“side by side” (3 reviews)
Creede, CO
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Reviewed 14 April 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

Thank farinafitch
Reviewed 31 December 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.

Thank Sambo L
Reviewed 15 December 2016

HIGH CLEARANCE 4-wheel drive !!! Your Subaru Outback won't cut it. HEARTY souls may choose to hike it, but this would be a SUBSTANTIAL day-long trek at nearly 9,000 ft above sea level. Even in a four-wheel drive, 14 miles in, then 14 miles out...More

2  Thank Michael F
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Words can not do this trip justice. Pulled the rented 4 wheeler 10 miles up to Hansen's Mill. (Could have parked close to the highway and ridden up.) Rode the trail from Hansen's Mill to the parking spot, then hiked the trail to the rocks....More

1  Thank JoJo-n-Harlen
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We were a little anxious because of things we had read but we rode our Canam side by side and had no problem.It is a little rough and could get slick if wet but it was no problem for us.I wouldn't take a vehicle up...More

Thank susanL2709SP
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I did this hike, starting in the afternoon knowing that I would get within a mile of the formations that day. I set up a simple tent and camped that night, and checked out the formations in the morning. They are as awesome as everyone...More

Thank Jackson S
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Allow at least 9 - 10 hours for this scenic hike beginning at Hanson Mills, go prepared. We met several horseback riders but no other hikers.

2  Thank Bob M
Reviewed 2 September 2016

It is a long day hike ( appx. 17 miles) but very scenic and the formations were very interesting. We did not see any one else on the trail all day. No four wheelers either. Weather was not the best so that probably kept folks...More

2  Thank Joanne P
Reviewed 20 August 2016 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,...More

1  Thank TravelinTexans77
Reviewed 27 July 2016 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...More

3  Thank JK_SATX
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Macquesten G
What is the best time of year to visit?
24 April 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.