Wheeler Monument Trail

HARD 3 reviews
#20 of 25 trails in

Wheeler Monument Trail is a 14.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Creede, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
14.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2726 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

backpacking
1 month ago

Love this area! Hiked it a couple of years ago. The trail is absolutely beautiful until you reach the last mile or two when it coincides with the four-wheeler road (I had no idea ruts could possibly run that deep) - it was INCREDIBLY muddy. Also, it you plan on making this a day hike, I would suggest going really early to avoid potential rain in the summer months. Lots of wildflowers in the high alpine meadow near the top, and it would be ridiculous for me to fail to mention the obviously stunning hoodoos in the mountains thing. Pretty unique. Four stars ONLY because I wish the walking trail remained separate from the road the entire way up.

hiking
6 months ago

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!

hiking
Monday, September 09, 2013

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.