The trail provides access to the Wheeler Geological Area from Saguache Park and is an excellent tie-in for numerous circuit routes in the Wilderness. It is well maintained. Attractions are big game, scenery and fishable waters along the route.
Wheeler Geologic Area
Directions from Saguache, Colorado: Travel northwest on Colorado Highway 114 for 22.0 miles. Follow Forest Road # 750 west/northwest 18.7 miles over Cochetopa Pass. Take Forest Road # 787 south 16.4 miles back over the Continental Divide to Stonecellar Campground. Follow the jeep route west 5 1/2 miles from Stonecellar Campground along the Middle Fork. The trail begins at the Wilderness Boundary directly east of the corral at the end of the road. The trail is closed to motorized traffic.
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Early May through September .