Wilson Peak

Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest, Near Gunnison, Colorado

Wilson Peak 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!


Wilson Peak is a 14,017-foot peak in the Lizard Head Wilderness west of Telluride, Colorado. It is climbed by hundreds each year, primarily in the summer months, but winter ascents are not uncommon. Summer ascents via the southwest ridge route are considered Class 3 technical climbs, requiring scrambling over rock but ropes are typically not employed. The Rock of Ages trail (#429) offers the shortest route to Wilson Peak.