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The reviews already submitted are accurate. I just did this hike over the course of two days. I recommend getting out there early. The best camping spots in my opinion are near the trail shelter which is a short trail just off the Wheeler Geological Area trail. Additionally, beware one of the creek crossings is quite large. It was very cold when I went and wet feet would have been a nightmare. If you go upstream about 100 yards you can find two logs to cross. The trip going back to the trailhead is a lot tougher as others mentioned (many uphill sections) Lastly, tie your shoes tight this trail killed my toenails.

Favorite CO hike!

We hiked this trail in 8" of fresh snow with our dog and it was stellar! Wish we had remembered our poles because it got slushy and slippery on the descent.

My wife, 5 year old, 8 year old and I went on this yesterday. The scenery is out of this world! The hike itself was not too difficult for myself and my wife but the kids had a difficult time coming back. The hike there is mostly downhill, but the hike back is almost all uphill. We did this in about 4 hours, and it was totally worth it. I highly recommend it!

My husband and I explored the wheeler area on September 16 2017, we drove the 16 mile 4x4 road in our 2007 Chevy silverado. We made it fine. The road was very long and lots of mud puddles and places where there lots of rocks. It look us 2 1/2 hours to reach the trailhead where we camped in a tent for the night. Beautiful area but there is alot of dead trees due to beetles. We hiked the 2 mile loop . The views are amazing! The formations will make you wonder if you are still on planet earth. It was well worth the time and discomfort of the long rough road to get there! We saw a couple vehicles with flat tires so make sure you have a spare and don't attempt to drive this road without 4 wheel drive. I would of given it 5 stars if it weren't so hard to get to.

hiking
1 month ago

Great views. Elevation change was gradual and not too terrible on the return trek.

Huge waterfall.

Nice hike, but lots of dead trees, fallen trees across path.

Beautiful falls and gorge overlook. Railings and areas of open rock cliffs if you're feeling adventurous. Waterfall is about 200 feet and people were climbing down the rocks to the bottom.

Absolutely gorgeous trail and the end result is absolutely breathtaking!!! We had 4 kids with us 2 nine year olds and 2 fourteen year olds, they all did awesome

hiking
3 months ago

Super rewarding hike and not difficult at all! It's long but with very gradual elevation gain, we did a day hike starting at 8 and got back to the car around 4. Hiked around the area too. Magnificent views

off road driving
3 months ago

super cool drive to a couple of mines and thru the canyons. road is in pretty good condition, a 2wd with good tires can make it.

more of a stroll then a hike but beautiful overlook. safe railings.

backpacking
3 months ago

Yesterday we visited Creed. What an awesome old mining town! We drove a ways then decided it was time to get off the beaten path and strap on our backpacks in order to see the ruins up close and personal. The river was flowing nicely so we picked up some hiking sticks and trekked across it in ice cold water almost to our knees, it was well worth it! Such interesting history and beautiful breath taking views! We had stopped by the mining museum before our drive/hike and picked up a map. I suggest making a day out of visiting this intriguing city!