Wheeler Monument Trail is a 14.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Creede, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.
The hike is moderate to difficult. The thing that makes it hard is the length. You also climb the last two miles back to the trailhead at the end and that was tough for me. The hoodoos were very cool and no one else around!
I hiked out the foot trail from wheeler monument September of 2013. It was s fairly quick jaunt because it was mostly a decent from higher elevation. Beautiful hike along open fields, pine forests and creek valleys. There was a decent amount of mud on the trail even though there were no heavy rains in the recent past.