Peak(s):  Chief Mtn A  -  13,014 feet
South River Pk  -  13,148 feet
Date Posted:  09/04/2014
Date Climbed:   08/09/2014
Author:  CO Native
 Through Hiking the Weminuche Wilderness   

I finally returned to complete a through hike of the Weminuche Wilderness from Wolf Creek Pass to Silverton. I had attempted this 3 years agao and failed.

Click here for the full trip report.

For those who don't feel like clicking through to the full report, it was a 90 mile trip with nearly 20,000 vertical feet. It was so remote that we managed to go 3 full days without seeing anyone else.

We did intend to hike Rio Grande Pyramid on this trip, but that did not go as planned. We did walk right by it.

The wilderness has been ravaged by beetle kill and fire, but is still beautiful. A trip into the heart of this wilderness is difficult but worth the effort.

The sunsets are beautiful

The trail goes on forever

Even in the worst burnt areas the flowers and the burnt trees have a unique beauty.

The remote lakes are pristine

The views are endless

It makes you never want to leave

My GPS Tracks on Google Maps (made from a .GPX file upload):

Comments or Questions

Great Job
09/04/2014 22:13
Looks like an awesome trip!


09/05/2014 00:10
Thanks for the trip report, and congrats! Ever since your last trip report I've had this on my short list of goals.


09/05/2014 02:09
Enjoyed your trip report and great photos. Looks like a great time!

09/05/2014 15:33
Amazing photos! Your thru has definitely piqued my interest for some Weminuche fun.


09/05/2014 20:35
That looked like quite an adventure in an incredible area. I enjoyed the story behind Beartown and the recap of how you got back (I was curious if you did a shuttle but driving two cars to the San Juans is taxing).


What an adventure!
09/08/2014 18:45
You saw some of the best of Colorado it looks like! Thanks for sharing what must have taken quite a bit of time to put together.

09/24/2017 10:31
Looks like a great trip.

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