Rock of Ages Trail 429 Uncompahgre National Forest

Telluride, Colorado

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The Rock of Ages Trail offers one of the more challenging and rewarding hikes in this guide. Hikers looking for an adventure and a physical challenge will enjoy this 9.2-mile out-and-back hike that not only leads to the 14,017-foot summit of Wilson Peak but also offers access to the 14,246-foot Mount Wilson and the 14,159-foot El Diente Peak. Some hikers opt to base camp at or near the Rock of Ages mine and hit all three peaks. Start: Rock of Ages Trailhead and parking area. Canine compatibility: Leashed dogs permitted. Distance: 9.2-mile out-and-back Fees and permits: No fees or permits required. Hiking time: 6 to 8 hours. Schedule: Open year-round.
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by JD Tanner and Emily Ressler-Tanner (Falcon Guides)

The Rock of Ages Trail offers one of the more challenging and rewarding hikes in this guide. Hikers looking for an adventure and a physical challenge will enjoy this 9.2-mile out-and-back hike that not only leads to the 14,017-foot summit of Wilson Peak but also offers access to the 14,246-foot Mount Wilson and the 14,159-foot El Diente Peak. Some hikers opt to base camp at or near the Rock of Ages mine and hit all three peaks.

Start: Rock of Ages Trailhead and parking area. Canine compatibility: Leashed dogs permitted. Distance: 9.2-mile out-and-back Fees and permits: No fees or permits required. Hiking time: 6 to 8 hours. Schedule: Open year-round.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Telluride
Distance: 9.2
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 6- 8 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests, 2250 US 50, Delta, CO 81416; (970) 874-6600; www.fs.usda.gov/main/gmug/home
Local Maps: USGS: Mount Wilson, CO; National Geographic Trails Illustrated: #141
Driving Directions: Directions to Rock of Ages Trail #429: Uncompahgre National Forest

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