Weminuche Pass to Stony Pass-CDT

Silverton, Colorado 81433

Weminuche Pass to Stony Pass-CDT

Weminuche Pass to Stony Pass-CDT Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"If you’ve hiked from Wolf Creek Pass to this point, you’ve seen some of the most wonderful parts of the Weminuche Wilderness. Continue hiking to Stony Pass, and you’ll witness spectacular scenes, see-forever views, high mountain lakes, wildlife, and wildflowers.

Hikers must camp at least 200 feet from West Ute Lake; campfires are not permitted. In addition, livestock must be kept 200 feet away from the lake. The trail is easy to follow in most places, but difficult to follow in other places. The CDT is above the tree line much of the way, so watch for late-afternoon thunderstorms. Snow can be deep in places as late as July."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
6,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
3-4 days
Additional Use
Views, Wildflowers
San Juan National Forest, Columbine Ranger District, Bayfield; (970) 884-2512 National Forest, Divide Ranger District, Creede; (719) 658-2556
Local Contacts
USGS Weminuche Pass, Rio Grande Pyramid, Storm King Peak, and Howardsville; Trails Illustrated Weminuche Wilderness; DeLorme 3D TopoQuad CD-ROM; Maptech Terrain Navigator CD-ROM
Local Maps

Trail Log