Near Gypsum, Colorado
Wagon Wheel #2049 does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!
The Wagon Wheel trail begins at Forest Road #644 north of Heart Lake and ends at Coffee Pot Road #600. The trail leads through an open meadow with spruce and fir on either side down to Wagonwheel Creek in a northwesterly direction.Cross the creek and the trail will turn to follow the creek down the valley into a meadow, be sure to look for the rock cairns that mark the trail through the meadow.Eventually the creek descends rapidly into a canyon of spruce/fir forest and the trail follows from the slope above.While crossing the steep slope beautiful views of Wagonwheel Creek and Shingle Peak are in the distance. The trail will descend through aspen, and then spruce and fir, descending steeply until it ends at Budges Resort.
* There is a printable Recreation Quicksheet for this trail which is complete with directions, a map, details, and other information about this trail. Or to see quicksheets for other recreation areas across the Forest, click on the "Recreation Quicksheets" link in the right column and select the appropriate Ranger District.