Jud Wiebe

Uncompahgre National Forest, Colorado

Distance2.5mi
Elevation Gain2,467ft
Trailhead Elevation8,896ft
Top10,010ft
Elevation Min/Max8896/10010ft
Elevation Start/End8896/8896ft

Jud Wiebe

Jud Wiebe is a hiking and biking trail in Telluride, Colorado. It is within Uncompahgre National Forest. It is 2.5 miles long and begins at 8,896 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,467 feet. This trail connects with the following: Mill Creek Waterline.

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Hiking Colorado (Falcon Guides)
Maryann Gaug, Revised by Sandy Heise
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"The Jud Wiebe Trail climbs up and across the hill north of Telluride between Butcher and Cornet Creeks. Although short, it has its steep moments as very precipitous mountains surround Telluride. This trail is a good early season south-facing hike and a great warm-up for longer, more difficult trails in the area. From various points, Bridal Veil and Ingram Falls, the ski area, spectacular craggy peaks, and the town below come into view. The trail was completed in 1987 in memory of Jud Wiebe, a Forest Service employee who designed the trail." Read more
Best Dog Hikes Colorado (Falcon Guides)
Bob D’Antonio, Maryann Gaug, Stewart Green, Linda B. Mullally, and Tracy Salcedo-Chourré.
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"The Jud Wiebe Trail climbs up and across the hill north of Telluride between Butcher and Cornet Creeks. Although short, it has its steep moments, as very precipitous mountains surround Telluride. This trail is a good early season south-facing hike and a great warm-up for longer, more difficult trails in the area. From various points, Bridal Veil and Ingram Falls, the ski area, spectacular craggy peaks, and the town below come into view. The trail was completed in 1987 in memory of Jud Wiebe, a Forest Service employee who designed the trail." Read more
Best Loop Hikes Colorado (The Mountaineers Books)
Steve Johnson & David Weinstein
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"It is difficult to find many areas around Telluride that are not breathtaking and the Jud Wiebe Trail is certainly no exception. This quaint village sits in the valley of some of the most beautiful mountain scenery in Colorado, and is a perfect place to rendezvous for some great hiking. Settled as a gold-mining town in the late 1800s, Telluride quickly gained notoriety as a rowdy town with a boisterous population, like Butch Cassidy and other hooligans. Its reputation was so sketchy that train conductors would announce “to-hell-you-ride” when they arrived, and local legend has it that the town was named after this foreboding welcome. This hike, however, boasts just how gorgeous Telluride is by swiftly climbing above the town for soaring views of the area, and just as abruptly travels clear of civilization into rugged wilderness in the direction of the upper reaches of the massive Sneffels Range. A peaceful ascent near the end of the hike reveals dynamite looks at this area’s signature eastern mountains and the breathtaking 365-foot Bridal Veil Falls." Read more

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8/29/2008
An absolutely beautiful hike through the Aspens that peaks high above the town of Telluride affording a panoramic view of both the town and Bridal Falls. The altitude of this trail makes this a challenging hike especially for those who have not yet acclimated themselves to Tellurides altitude. Put this hike on your life's checklist of things to do!
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8/13/2006
This is not a difficult trail. The trailhead is a few block from the center of town ,and you do a lot of climbing, but the trail is in great shape and well marked. Take your time up the side of the hill and you'll be rewarded with shady Aspen groves and gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains. Don't forget to take the easy side trail to the falls!
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Trail Information

Uncompahgre National Forest
Nearby City
Uncompahgre National Forest
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Uncompahgre National Forest, Norwood Ranger District, Norwood; (970) 3274261; www.fs.usda.gov/gmug
Local Contacts
USGS Telluride; Nat Geo Trails Illustrated 141 Telluride/Silverton/ Ouray/Lake City; Latitude 40˚ Telluride, Silverton, Ouray
Local Maps