Hiking Coloradoand39;s Uncompahgre Wilderness  by William B. Crick

Hiking Colorado's Uncompahgre Wilderness Guide Book

by William B. Crick (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Coloradoand39;s Uncompahgre Wilderness  by William B. Crick
Enjoy more than thirty hikes in Colorado's Uncompahgre Wilderness - one of the state's most spectacular roadless regions. Experience high alpine parks leading to glacial basins of wildflowers; climb Wetterhorn, Matterhorn, and Uncompahgre Peaks to look over the northern San Juan Mountains; or follow the Ridge Stock Driveway over the grassy tundra above the tree line. Veteran hiker Bill Crick introduces you to all this and more with clear route descriptions, detailed shaded-relief trail maps, accurate directions from major access points, and photos of the region.

© William B Crick/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Hiking Colorado's Uncompahgre Wilderness" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 32.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 32.

A good early- or late-season hike with fine views of the Sneffels Range. The Baldy and Storm Gulch Trails are among the best day hikes in the Uncompahgre Wilderness, combining easy to moderate grades, ...
Ouray, CO - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 6.8
Very diverse terrain including deep canyons, spruce-fir forests, high ridges, alpine tundra, and the Bridge of Heaven, all facilitated by a relatively simple car shuttle. This hike presents an incredi ...
Ouray, CO - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 15.5
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
A diverse hike up a spectacular canyon to a scenic mine site. Almost all of the Bear Creek National Recreation Trail (including the entire day hike described here) is located outside the boundaries of ...
Ouray, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.2
A diverse multi-day, high-country hike that spans the entire Uncompahgre Wilderness from southwest to northeast. This hike represents only one of many possibilities presented by the Uncompahgre Wilder ...
Ouray, CO - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 36
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
Fine fishing and a relatively easy trail. The Big Blue Trail follows a long, straight stream valley into the heart of the wilderness area near Uncompahgre Peak. While it is one of the more popular day ...
Lake City, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.4
This is a remote and little-used trail; route-finding and map-reading skills will be required.
Ridgeway, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
An excellent steep hike to an exposed summit with 360-degree views. Courthouse Mountain is really more than an easy hike because of its considerable steepness and exposure, but its short length makes ...
Ridgeway, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
A good early-season hike with views of Wetterhorn Peak and the Sneffels Range.
Ouray, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.5
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
A pleasant hike over moderate terrain featuring stately aspen groves. The Dexter Creek Trail allows the hiker to penetrate the edge of the Uncompahgre Wilderness, but remains relatively close to civil ...
Ouray, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.2
Cross a divide among the highest peaks in the Uncompahgre. This hike is an uncrowded and scenic way to cross the Uncompahgre Wilderness from south to north. Because it starts at the relatively high el ...
Lake City, CO - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 15.2
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
An uncrowded alternative route to the summit of a fourteener, with fine views to the high peaks of the Uncompahgre Wilderness. This hike is a little-traveled alternative route to the summit of Uncompa ...
Lake City, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.3
Views of the Uncompahgre high peaks. The majority of this hike is located in the area of American Flats, which is managed by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, rather than ...
Lake City, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
A fine, diverse high-country hike that requires only a 5-mile car shuttle. The loop hike connecting the Fall Creek and Little Cimarron Trails is a compelling overnight hike that begins with open high ...
Montrose, CO - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 15.6
A long hike with plenty of gentle high-alpine scenery. The Fall Creek Trail starts at a high elevation of approximately 11,000 feet, thereby giving relatively easy access to the high country in the he ...
Montrose, CO - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 13.4
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
The Bridge of Heaven is an exposed, scenic ridge with views of Grand Mesa, the West Elk Mountains, and the surrounding peaks. The hike to Bridge of Heaven is a favorite of locals in the Uncompahgre Va ...
Ouray, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.8
Diverse terrain on a loop hike with no car shuttle necessary. The Larson Lakes and Crystal Lake Trails intersect not far from the northern reach of the Ridge Stock Driveway and can therefore be used a ...
Lake City, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.8
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
A variety of wooded foothills terrain and an easy car shuttle. The Larson Lakes/Little Elk/Independence Trail linkup is one of the few in this book that stays below timberline for its entire length. A ...
Lake City, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.9
A remote and visually prominent thirteener with a high level of solitude. The summit of Sheep Mountain is highly sought after by Colorado peak baggers, as it is a prominent mountain when viewed from a ...
Montrose, CO - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 11.2
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF
Lush foothills terrain, wide variety of plant life, aspen groves, and a high level of solitude. The Little Elk Trail traverses the northeastern foothills of the Uncompahgre Wilderness, parallel to the ...
Lake City, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 12.1
An uncrowded hike with fine views of the remote and rugged Cow Creek area. This is a seldom-traveled route that can be used as a relatively easy approach to the southern portion of the Ridge Stock Dri ...
Lake City, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.7
pro VIEW TRAIL GUIDE ADD TO BOOKSHELF