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Very rough road - but worth it

This road will shake and rattle every darn bolt out of your vehicle. It's excruciatingly slow... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dee P
south fork, co
I just need to counter Ronda here

Um, not sure where Ronda hiked. She clearly didn't do "about 3.5" miles if all she saw were dead... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Denver, Colorado
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This remote area can be reached by mountain bike, hiking trail or in a four wheel drive vehicle.
Creede, CO
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This road will shake and rattle every darn bolt out of your vehicle. It's excruciatingly slow because of the continuous bumps. Incredible once you get there, though!

1  Thank Dee P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Um, not sure where Ronda hiked. She clearly didn't do "about 3.5" miles if all she saw were dead trees. As you'll see from the pictures, the hike is absolutely gorgeous. I feel weirdly personally offended by such a dishonest review. The entire time I...More

2  Thank ardesautels
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

This is a 7 mike hike there and 7 back. To start off with, you get to the trailhead by driving 10 miles down a dirt road. We got about 3.5 miles in and decided to ditch the hike. The hike was not pretty with...More

Thank Ronda H
Reviewed 10 January 2018

We went in January 2018. Now there was very little snow on the road and in the mountains, which is not normal for this time of year!! We had 2 well equipped off road 4 x4 and 1 2018 stock 4 x4 which probably for...More

3  Thank slugg072
Reviewed 5 October 2017

The 4 wheel drive trail is 14 miles one way to get there and is quite rough and we had to drive pretty slow in our jeep. The scenery was worth the trip. We had to hike uphill about 1/2 mile to get to it....More

Thank Tita T
Reviewed 22 September 2017

You can drive to Wheeler, but the road can be challenging. Especially if wet. 4x4 would be handy. Hike the road, 2 miles, or hike from Creede 8+ miles. A very interesting area with volcanic origins. Trail does go all the way around but don't...More

1  Thank mred992
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Get up close and personal to some of the most diverse cliff formations. Creed is a small but significant village and you need to spend lots of time exploring and seeing the beauty.

Thank M Richard M
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Went with some buddies in 4 wheelers. Fun ride with some good terrain. Views on the way there are incredible. Wheeler, once you see it is otherworldly and very unique. The hike from the ATV/UTV parking area is a good one, especially at altitude so...More

1  Thank daddycaddy1
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Others have already commented on how fantastic this is, so I'll add something different. I'd recommend hiking (or riding) up and staying the night. There is a great camping location. When you get to the sign for the Wheeler loop take the right trail (which...More

1  Thank Roland_Denver
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We backpacked the 7mi hike through the Rio Grande National Forest and camped right at the Wheeler boundary. The hike itself is fairly mild with some up and down along the way. A few beautiful spots on the trail but somewhat monotonous at times. Once...More

4  Thank jrog9832
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9 June 2018|
Response from slugg072 | Reviewed this property |
we were there January of 2018. I don't know if it is ever 'open' or closed as getting there is quite a trip. I believe you can walk, hike, horseback in there any time, the question would be is the road passable enough to... More
20 July 2017|
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Response from farinafitch | Reviewed this property |
You are correct at the 2 miles per hour walking speed. The hike is about 16 mikes round trip. You can camp at the formation but we didn't. I wish we would have known we could because we were worn out at the end of the hike... More
Macquesten G
24 April 2016|
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Response from Shawndev | Reviewed this property |
Also early June could still be wet up there. It's a rough enough trail without running into bogs. I'd say late June through Aspen turning season.