Uncompahgre Wilderness

Uncompahgre Wilderness

This region is often and accurately referred to as “The Little Switzerland of America” for its phenomenal scenery. Featuring one of the most unique and distinctive panoramas in Colorado, the Uncompahgre region is remarkable. With the neighboring communities Ouray, Ridgway and Lake City it encompasses 102,721 acres. With 110 miles of trails, we take advantage of the Cimarron River as well as Coxcomb Peak. The rugged prominent peaks ascend above deep valleys and lay a backdrop that is spectacular. This includes two fourteeners, Wetterhorn and Uncompahgre. Our trips include two camps at timberline; the second is in close proximity to the Wetterhorn Basin and arguably our favorite in the San Juan’s! As a wildlife hotspot we often encounter herds of elk and big horn sheep while exploring this territory. The cascading summits and astounding landscapes are guaranteed to impress.

Trip Dates

Trip 11: Uncompahgre Wilderness, Sept 5-9 (strenuous)
Cost $1450/person

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Trip 11: Uncompahgre Wilderness, Sept 5-9 (strenuous)

Cost $1450/person

This five day high tundra hike includes two camps at timberline. As we venture into isolated wilderness we often view herds of elk and big horn sheep on this trip. The first day is an easy 5 mile hike (elevation gain 400 ft.) along the middle fork of the Cimarron River. The next day is where you get a workout in with a strenuous hike (elevation gain 1200 ft. and elevation loss 750 ft.) over a 12,900 ft pass into our camp in Wetterhorn Basin –views well worth the effort! The next two days are layover days to climb peaks or just relax in our favorite camp in the San Juan’s. The last day is over the 12,900 ft. pass below Coxcomb peak back into the middle fork about 9 miles (elevation gain 750 ft. and elevation loss 1600 ft.)

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