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Recommended Routes in Handies Peak Wilderness Study Area - 3

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Favorite Descending Handies Peak through the flowers with stunning views of the American Peaks.
Intermediate/Difficult

Handies Peak - Southwest Slopes

5.4 mi 8.7 km 2,377' Up 724.45 m Up 2,376' Down 724.08 m Down

Lake City, CO
Favorite Descending Handies Peak through the flowers with stunning views of the American Peaks.
Intermediate/Difficult

Handies Peak - East Slopes

8.0 mi 12.8 km 3,616' Up 1102.28 m Up 3,616' Down 1102.2 m Down

Lake City, CO
Favorite Unique Redcloud dirt near the summit of Redcloud Peak
Intermediate/Difficult

Redcloud and Sunshine

11.4 mi 18.4 km 4,297' Up 1309.77 m Up 4,296' Down 1309.32 m Down

Lake City, CO

Handies Peak Wilderness Study Area Hiking

  • 35 Miles 56 Kilometers of Trail
  • 3 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 3 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 2 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Handies Peak Wilderness Study Area - 3

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4.3 mi 7.0 km #1Redcloud Peak
Difficult
Lake City, CO
Difficult
Lake City, CO
4.1 mi 6.7 km #2Cuba Gulch Trail #9477
Difficult
Silverton, CO
Difficult
Silverton, CO
1.3 mi 2.1 km #3Wager Gulch Memorial Trail #9248
Easy
Lake City, CO
Easy
Lake City, CO

Photos of Handies Peak Wilderness Study Area - 25

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Descending Handies Peak through the flowers with stunning views of the American Peaks.
Jul 11, 2016 near Silverton, CO
Runners descending Handies Peak towards Sloan Lake. Grouse gulch is the next aid station. American Peak is the mountain in the backdrop.
Jul 5, 2015 near Silverton, CO
Near the summit of Handies Peak, 14,048 ft., the high point of the race course. A passing storm created a rainbow over Grizzly Gulch. July 2009.
Jul 5, 2015 near Silverton, CO
Fourth of July in American Basin. Does it get more patriotic?
Jul 5, 2016 near Silverton, CO
American Basin, Colorado
Jul 12, 2015 near Silverton, CO
Sloan Lake, American Basin
Jul 12, 2015 near Silverton, CO
Looking back down American Basin
Jul 12, 2015 near Silverton, CO
San Juan Mountains, American Basin
Jul 12, 2015 near Silverton, CO