Chicago Basin One of our nation's greatest treasures is the National Wilderness Preservation System established by the Wilderness Act of 1964. Wildernesses are lands designated by Congress to be protected and preserved in their natural condition, without permanent improvements or habitation.

Please follow all Wilderness regulations associated with these special places, and always use Leave No Trace techniques, to help keep these areas wild, clean, and pristine.

Wilderness areas:

Wilderness Videos

Topo maps

Recommended maps for the Weminuche Wilderness are the National Geographic Weminuche Wilderness Map #140, or the Mountains Between Silverton and Durango.

Buy maps online

San Juan Mountains Association Map and Book store has maps for purchase online or by phone, fax, and mail.

Colorado’s Fourteeners

Find more information about climbing Colorado’s peaks at the Rocky Mountain Region 14ers page.


Go to Wilderness.net for additional maps and information about Wilderness.

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