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Date Thursday  7/4/2019
End Date Sunday  7/7/2019
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title Wheeler Geologic Area Backpack
Start Time 5:00 AM
Status Canceled
Leader Eric Hunter
Member Price Free
Available Participants 10
Type Trip
Trip Type Backpack
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult D
Trail Mileage 19
Elevation Gain 1250
Driving Distance 490


La Garita Wilderness, CO

For more info Contact

Eric Hunter


This is a long backpack into one of Colorado’s first National Monuments established in 1908, then turned over to the National Forest in 1950.  It is now part of the La Garita Wilderness.  The area is a panorama of geologic spires forming in a layer of volcanic tuff near Creede, CO.  We will drive to Hanson’s Sawmill and car camp the first night.  We will then backpack into the trailhead for the former National Monument and setup camp.  Then we will explore the area.  The next day we can explore some more and backpack out.  We will car camp at the Hanson’s Sawmill site the last night and drive home Sunday.  This trip is primarily intended for Pikes Peak and Pueblo Group members.  All others will be waitlisted.  Nat Geo Map 139.  490 mi. 19/1,250’.  Register with leader.  Eric Hunter or (719) 266-9647.