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Recommended Routes in Uncompahgre Wilderness - 5

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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

Uncompahgre Peak

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

Lake City, CO
Favorite Somebody's been feeding this guy! A curious marmot in the basin below Wetterhorn.
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
Favorite Taking in the views of the jagged peaks on Pinnacle Ridge.
Difficult

Middle Fork #227 and East Fork #228 Loop

23.3 mi 37.6 km 3,701' Up 1128.18 m Up 3,690' Down 1124.62 m Down

Ridgway, CO
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

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
Favorite Trail between pine trees
Intermediate/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

Uncompahgre Wilderness Hiking

  • 266 Miles 429 Kilometers of Trail
  • 5 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 22 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 25 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Uncompahgre Wilderness - 44

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3.8 mi 6.1 km #1Uncompahgre Peak Trail #239
Difficult
Lake City, CO
Difficult
Lake City, CO
7.4 mi 11.9 km #2Middle Fork #227
Intermediate/Difficult
Ridgway, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Ridgway, CO
1.7 mi 2.8 km #3Wetterhorn Peak Trail #9256
Very Difficult
Lake City, CO
Very Difficult
Lake City, CO
0.9 mi 1.5 km #4Courthouse Mountain Trail #144
Difficult
Ridgway, CO
Difficult
Ridgway, CO
11.3 mi 18.1 km #5East Fork #228
Intermediate
Lake City, CO
Intermediate
Lake City, CO
9.1 mi 14.6 km #6Wetterhorn Basin Trail #6226
Difficult
Ouray, CO
Difficult
Ouray, CO
8.8 mi 14.1 km #7Fall Creek Trail #9231
Intermediate
Lake City, CO
Intermediate
Lake City, CO
4.4 mi 7.1 km #8El Paso Creek Trail #9238
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake City, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake City, CO
5.6 mi 9.0 km #9Courthouse Trail #218
Intermediate/Difficult
Ridgway, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Ridgway, CO
10.9 mi 17.5 km #10Big Blue Creek Trail #9232
Intermediate
Lake City, CO
Intermediate
Lake City, CO

Photos of Uncompahgre Wilderness - 55

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Taking in the views of the jagged peaks on Pinnacle Ridge.
Oct 4, 2017 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
Heading South on #227.  October 11, 2020.
Oct 17, 2020 near Ridgway, CO
Doesnt get much prettier than this
Aug 12, 2019 near Ouray, CO
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
Incredible view from the peak.
Apr 5, 2016 near Lake City, CO
Scenic vista visible from the Uncompahgre Peak Trail, late July.
Apr 5, 2016 near Lake City, CO