Weminuche Pass Area

Creede, Colorado 81130

Weminuche Pass Area

Weminuche Pass Area Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Spend a day hiking to Weminuche Pass, and you’ll find lush meadows and wildflowers. The route provides access to the Continental Divide Trail (CDT). If you’re going into the wilderness on horseback, there’s a stock-unloading area 0.6 mile before the campground entrance. Stock unloading is not permitted in the campground.

From the parking area follow the signs south about 200 yards to a wilderness sign and trail register. After signing in at the register, which provides access to the Squaw Creek Trail as well, hike west on Weminuche Trail 818. You’ll hike past some old cabin remains after 0.3 mile and pass the Rio Grande Reservoir dam and spillway later. You’ll enter the wilderness at 0.8 mile."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
4-8 hours
Additional Use
Rio Grande National Forest, Divide Ranger District, Creede; (719) 658-2556
Local Contacts
USGS Weminuche Pass; Trails Illustrated Weminuche Wilderness; DeLorme 3D TopoQuad CD-ROM; Maptech Terrain Navigator CD-ROM
Local Maps

Trail Log