Wetterhorn Basin

Ouray, Colorado 81427

Wetterhorn Basin

Wetterhorn Basin Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Formerly known as the Big Blue, the Uncompahgre Wilderness encompasses a pair of Fourteeners, dozens of 13,000-foot summits, many miles of pristine streams, and some incredibly picturesque alpine basins.

One of these scenic basins spans the head of Wetterhorn Creek in the western half of the wilderness. Accessed by a moderately easy trail, Wetterhorn Basin makes a memorable destination for hikers of many abilities."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
6 hours
July to September
10,760 feet
Trailhead Elevation
12,500 feet
Top Elevation
Uncompahgre National Forest; Uncompahgre Wilderness Area
Local Contacts
USGS Wetterhorn Peak
Local Maps

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