Hiking Project Logo

Southwest Rockies

Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Gems in Southwest Rockies - 16

Hiking Project is built by hikers like you. Add Your Gems

gem Favorite On the top of High Dune looking east toward the San De Cristo Mountain to the east of Sand Dunes National Park.

High Dune

(43) Crestone, CO
gem Favorite Painted Wall at Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP

Painted Wall Overlook

(21) Montrose, CO
gem Favorite The bold colors of Lower Blue Lake.

Blue Lakes

(17) Telluride, CO
gem Favorite Group of hikers heading to Star Dune

Star Dune

(12) Crestone, CO
gem Favorite Balcony House.

Balcony House

(10) Towaoc, CO
gem Favorite Cliff Palace.

Cliff Palace

(15) Towaoc, CO
gem Favorite Gunnison River flowing.

Warner Point

(10) Montrose, CO
gem Favorite U.S. Route 50 Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Pulpit Rock Overlook

(11) Montrose, CO
gem Favorite The old entrance to Marion Mine.

Marion Mine

(6) Colorad…, CO
gem Favorite Long House, from the end of the trail.

Long House

(5) Towaoc, CO
gem Favorite No Photos

Great camping spot

(1) Silverton, CO
gem Favorite Petroglyphs on the Mesa Verde Petroglyph Point Trail.

Petroglyph Panel at Petroglyph Point

(11) Towaoc, CO
gem Favorite Coyote Village.

Far View Sites

(12) Cortez, CO
gem Favorite Zapata Falls - Looking up from base of falls

Zapata Falls

(7) Alamosa…, CO
gem Favorite Ancient ruins.

Spruce Tree House

(8) Towaoc, CO
gem Favorite Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls

(4) Telluride, CO

Recommended Routes in Southwest Rockies - 63

Hiking Project is built by hikers like you. Add Your Recommended Routes

Favorite Long House, from the end of the trail.
Intermediate

Long House Tour

2.2 mi 3.6 km 236' Up 71.86 m Up 241' Down 73.43 m Down

Towaoc, CO
Favorite Ancient ruins.
Intermediate

Petroglyph Point Trail

2.2 mi 3.6 km 428' Up 130.47 m Up 169' Down 51.48 m Down

Towaoc, CO
Favorite The park road winds beneath you on the hill top. This gives you an idea of how hilly the area is.
Intermediate

Point Lookout Trail

1.1 mi 1.7 km 527' Up 160.75 m Up 10' Down 3.16 m Down

Mancos, CO
Favorite View into the valley.
Intermediate

Prater Ridge Trail

7.5 mi 12.1 km 979' Up 298.47 m Up 976' Down 297.61 m Down

Mancos, CO
Favorite Balcony House.
Intermediate

Balcony House Trail

0.4 mi 0.7 km 80' Up 24.43 m Up 81' Down 24.8 m Down

Towaoc, CO
Favorite Trailhead at top of Aspen Street.
Intermediate/Difficult

Jud Weibe Loop

3.3 mi 5.3 km 1,194' Up 363.82 m Up 1,223' Down 372.81 m Down

Telluride, CO
Favorite Wasatch Connection Trail
Intermediate

Bear Creek Falls

4.7 mi 7.5 km 1,076' Up 328.04 m Up 1,076' Down 327.82 m Down

Telluride, CO
Favorite Telluride Box Canyon (westward view).
Intermediate

Bridal Veil Falls

4.3 mi 6.8 km 1,320' Up 402.21 m Up 1,319' Down 402.14 m Down

Telluride, CO
Favorite View towards Storm Peak from the top of the pass.
Difficult

Boulder Gulch and Route 110A Loop

16.7 mi 26.8 km 3,774' Up 1150.36 m Up 3,824' Down 1165.69 m Down

Silverton, CO

Southwest Rockies Hiking

  • 5,812 Miles 9,354 Kilometers of Trail
  • 63 Recommended Routes
  • 16 Gems Gems
  • 277 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 611 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 386 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
Hiking Project is built by hikers like you. Share what you know about this area!

Areas Within Southwest Rockies

Weather Averages


High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w/
 
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Trails in Southwest Rockies - 1,211

Hiking Project is built by hikers like you. Add Your Trails

1.2 mi 1.9 km #1Badger House Community Trail
Easy
Towaoc, CO
Easy
Towaoc, CO
0.6 mi 1.0 km #2Far View Sites Loop
Easy
Cortez, CO
Easy
Cortez, CO
0.4 mi 0.7 km #3Farming Terrace Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Towaoc, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Towaoc, CO
1.0 mi 1.7 km #4Knife Edge Trail
Easy
Mancos, CO
Easy
Mancos, CO
0.6 mi 1.0 km #5Nordenskiold Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Towaoc, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Towaoc, CO
4.9 mi 7.9 km #6Lake Fork of the Gunnison River- Gateview Canyon Road
Easy
Lake City, CO
Easy
Lake City, CO
3.1 mi 4.9 km #7Grouse Gulch Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Silverton, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Silverton, CO
4.5 mi 7.3 km #8West Pole Creek Trail
Difficult
Silverton, CO
Difficult
Silverton, CO
7.4 mi 12.0 km #9Shearer Creek Trail #558
Intermediate
Bayfield, CO
Intermediate
Bayfield, CO
5.9 mi 9.5 km #10Fourmile Trail #774
Easy
Saguache, CO
Easy
Saguache, CO

Photos of Southwest Rockies - 1,506

Hiking Project is built by hikers like you. Add Your Photos

Lower Blue Lake from the Blue Lakes Trail
Apr 14, 2015 near Telluride, CO
Middle Blue Lake at sunrise.
Apr 14, 2015 near Telluride, CO
Easy going on the Colorado Divide Trail (CDT).
Jul 30, 2016 near Silverton, CO
Dog tired at the end of a long day! He ate two suppers.
Jul 30, 2016 near Silverton, CO
The large catwalk atop Storm King offers views of Silex in the background.
Jul 5, 2017 near Silverton, CO
A climber works his way through the scree up to the top of Storm King.
Jul 5, 2017 near Silverton, CO
Ice Lake Vista taken from Island Lake Trail
May 12, 2018 near Silverton, CO
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Apr 1, 2020 near Crestone, CO