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Weminuche Wilderness Area

National Forest
Flowers in Weminuche Wilderness – Jennifer Green

The Weminuche Wilderness offers spectacular examples of dramatically different mountain landscapes. More than a half million acres in size, the Weminuche Wilderness is Colorado's largest, more than twice the size of Flat Tops, the second largest. As might be expected, the area contains the headwaters of dozens of major streams and rivers, feeding both the Rio Grande and San Juan rivers, two of the Southwest's most ecologically and culturally significant waterways. Weminuche's great size encompasses broad and diverse environments: cascading rivers swollen with snowmelt; immense glacial valleys; windswept ridges of the Continental Divide; and the seemingly unreachable summits of skyscraping granite, crags that cast magical reflections in alpine pools at dawn's soft light.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pet Friendly

Recreational Opportunities

Hiking, climbing, biking, camping, backpacking, river running, fly-fishing, cross-country skiing, and more.


Seasons Accessible




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