Wilson Peak, Colorado - Hiking

Wilson Peak, Colorado - Hiking





Wilson Peak, Colorado Statistics

Difficulty

Moderate

Distance

15 KM

Elevation gain

1,292 meters

What are the activities at Wilson Peak, Colorado ?

Hiking


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Why choose a trail at Wilson Peak, Colorado?

Wilson Peak is a 14,023-foot (4,274 m) mountain peak in the U.S. state of Colorado. It is located in the Lizard Head Wilderness of the Uncompahgre National Forest, in the southern San Juan Mountains. It is the highest point in San Miguel County. Its base is accessible by four wheel drive roads 11 miles (18 km) west of Telluride, Colorado. Wilson Peak is part of a compact range of mountains, the San Miguel Range often considered distinct from the wider San Juan Range. Two additional fourteen thousand foot peaks are within 2 miles (3 km) of its summit: Mount Wilson (14,256 feet (4,345 m)) and El Diente Peak (14,159 feet (4,316 m)). Gladstone peak (13,913 feet (4,241 m)) is located on the ridge between Wilson Peak and Mount Wilson. Also known as the Wilson Massif, the San Miguels are some of the westernmost San Juans. Wilson Peak is climbed by hundreds each year, primarily in summer months, but winter ascents are not unusual and sometimes serve as the beginning of backcountry skiing descents. Summer ascents of the peak are considered Class 3 technical climbs, meaning that scrambling over rock is required (with hand holds being used for balance) and ropes typically not employed. The easiest traditional route begins at the end of the Silver Pick Road, climbs south through Silver Pick Basin to the Rock of Ages Saddle (between Silver Pick and Navajo Basins) at 13,100 feet (3,990 m), then east to 13,200 feet (4,020 m) on the saddle between Gladstone and Wilson Peaks, then finally northeast to the summit. Round trip distance is 8 miles (13 km). Use of this route has come into question since 2004 when private landowners failed to come to an agreement with the US Forest Service regarding hiking access. Government signs now warn against trespassing along the traditional route.

What are the services on site?

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Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule
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Coordinates
37.860278 -107.98468

What are the coordinates and address of Wilson Peak, Colorado?

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What are the comments and evaluations from the community?

Michael Haywood
Michael Haywood
We are going to spend the day with family. Everyone had a good time.
7 years ago
Anna Maier
Anna Maier
I went with my friend, and it was wonderful.
8 years ago
Genny Bender
Genny Bender
It's a real pleasure to go there.
8 years ago
Jarred Ellisor
Jarred Ellisor
Mission accomplished. It's fab!!
8 years ago




Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the level of difficulty of Wilson Peak, Colorado ?

Moderate

What is the elevation of Wilson Peak, Colorado?

1291.74 M

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No