ElevationAscent: 422' 129 m
Descent: -384' -117 m
High: 10,314' 3,144 m
Low: 10,045' 3,062 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)
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“An easy trail with access to Navajo Lake and the southern Wilson 14ers.”— Tyler Prince
If doing the entire Wilson Group in one day, camp here. Start up Kilpacker trailhead around 3 AM. This way it will be light by the time you start scrambling on El Diente, but you'll still have enough time to bail down Navajo Lake Trail if the weather should turn, or to continue up Wilson Peak Trail and down to the Rock of Ages Trail if weather permits, thus completing the grand slam.
From the Kilpacker Trailhead, hike NW out of the clearing and into dense forest. Follow the gradual, dirt trail through the forest, coming across occasional erosion. Every once in a while you may have to briefly leave the trail and bushwhack back to it. This need is rare and it's hard to get lost. In about 2.5 miles, come to a junction at 10,300 ft. Turning left will take you to a junction with Navajo Lake Trail in about one more mile. Lose about 200 ft of elevation en route to the junction, gaining some back right beforehand.
Staying to the right of this junction will take you to El Diente Southern Slopes and the Wilson Group.
Land Manager: USFS - San Juan National Forest Office
Jun 11, 2019: New District Ranger in Bayfield