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Recommended Routes in Uncompahgre Wilderness - 6

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Favorite The trail up Uncompahgre Peak. The summit is visible to the right; your goal is to hike to the left of this massif before traversing behind it to the top.
Difficult Difficult

Uncompahgre Peak Summit Hike Out and Back

7.5 mi 12.1 km 2,832' Up 863.19 m Up 2,831' Down 862.89 m Down

Lake City, CO
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Favorite The trail up Uncompahgre Peak. The summit is visible to the right; your goal is to hike to the left of this massif before traversing behind it to the top.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Uncompahgre Peak Out and Back

13.8 mi 22.2 km 4,215' Up 1284.64 m Up 4,214' Down 1284.46 m Down

Lake City, CO
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Favorite Somebody's been feeding this guy! A curious marmot in the basin below Wetterhorn.
Difficult Difficult

Wetterhorn Peak

6.5 mi 10.5 km 2,847' Up 867.63 m Up 2,846' Down 867.42 m Down

Lake City, CO
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Favorite The trail up Uncompahgre Peak. The summit is visible to the right; your goal is to hike to the left of this massif before traversing behind it to the top.
Very Difficult Very Difficult

Wetterhorn and Uncompahgre

16.4 mi 26.4 km 5,569' Up 1697.32 m Up 5,567' Down 1696.94 m Down

Lake City, CO
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Favorite Matterhorn Summit
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Matterhorn Peak Out-and-Back

7.8 mi 12.5 km 2,910' Up 886.92 m Up 2,909' Down 886.63 m Down

Ouray, CO
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Favorite Trail between pine trees
Difficult Difficult

Courthouse Mountain

3.1 mi 5.0 km 1,813' Up 552.53 m Up 1,810' Down 551.75 m Down

Ridgway, CO
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Uncompahgre Wilderness Hiking

  • 119 Miles 192 Kilometers of Trail
  • 6 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 9 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 33 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Uncompahgre Wilderness - 38

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7.4 mi 11.9 km #1Middle Fork #227
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Ridgway, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Ridgway, CO
1.7 mi 2.8 km #2Wetterhorn Peak Trail #9256
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Lake City, CO
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Lake City, CO
0.9 mi 1.5 km #3Courthouse Mountain Trail #144
Difficult Difficult
Ridgway, CO
Difficult Difficult
Ridgway, CO
11.3 mi 18.1 km #4East Fork #228
Intermediate Intermediate
Lake City, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Lake City, CO
9.1 mi 14.6 km #5Wetterhorn Basin Trail #6226
Difficult Difficult
Ouray, CO
Difficult Difficult
Ouray, CO
8.8 mi 14.1 km #6Fall Creek Trail #9231
Intermediate Intermediate
Lake City, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Lake City, CO
4.4 mi 7.1 km #7El Paso Creek Trail #9238
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Lake City, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Lake City, CO
2.1 mi 3.4 km #8Matterhorn Trail #6135
Difficult Difficult
Lake City, CO
Difficult Difficult
Lake City, CO
5.6 mi 9.0 km #9Courthouse Trail #218
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Ridgway, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Ridgway, CO
3.9 mi 6.2 km #10Difficulty Creek Trail #6214
Difficult Difficult
Ouray, CO
Difficult Difficult
Ouray, CO

Photos of Uncompahgre Wilderness - 63

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The trail up Uncompahgre Peak. The summit is visible to the right; your goal is to hike to the left of this massif before traversing behind it to the top.
Apr 9, 2015 near Lake City, CO
Scenic vista visible from the Uncompahgre Peak Trail, late July.
Apr 5, 2016 near Lake City, CO
Incredible view from the peak.
Apr 5, 2016 near Lake City, CO
Taking in the views of the jagged peaks on Pinnacle Ridge.
Oct 4, 2017 near Ridgway, CO
Doesnt get much prettier than this
Aug 12, 2019 near Ouray, CO
Heading South on #227.  October 11, 2020.
Oct 17, 2020 near Ridgway, CO
South on #227.  October 11, 2020
Oct 17, 2020 near Ouray, CO
Looking north from the basin.
Oct 17, 2020 near Ouray, CO
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