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West Elk Wilderness, CO

US Forest Service

West Elk Wilderness

West Elk Wilderness within Gunnison National Forest is 176,412 acres, the fifth largest Wilderness in Colorado. Elevations range from 7,000 to over 13,000 feet. This Wilderness is a large untamed area...[more]




Trailheads/trails that access West Elk Wilderness (Paonia RD):

Cliff Creek Trailhead 

Coal Creek Road (709) Access:

Little Robinson Trailhead

Smith Fork (712) / Virginia Creek (814) Roads

Bald Mountain Access (from Black Mesa)/ Crystal Creek Road (713):

Trailheads/trails that access the West Elk Wilderness (Gunnison RD):

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