Withers Canyon Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Withers Canyon Trailhead is the starting point for the 17.6 mile Picket Wire Canyon Trail and the 0.5 mile Picket Wire Canyon Overlook Trail. See Picket Wire Canyon.

At a Glance

Fees No fee
Permit Info: Commercial tours required to have a special use permit. Fees vary. Contact the Forest Service office in La Junta phone (719) 384-2181, for futher information.
Open Season: Year-round - weather dependent
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Park in designated areas only. No shooting. Use existing fire grates only.
Closest Towns: La Junta, Colorado
Water: None
Restroom: Vault (1)
Operated By: USDA Forest Service
Information Center: Comanche National Grassland (719) 384-2181

General Information


From La Junta, Colorado drive south on Highway 109 for 13 miles; turn right (west) on County Road 802 (David Canyon Road) and continue for 8 miles. Turn left (south) on County Road 25 and travel for 6 miles. Turn left at Picket Wire Corrals onto Forest Service Road 500A. Travel along Forest Service Road 500A for 3 miles, following the signs to Withers Canyon Trailhead. Park at Withers Canyon Trailhead parking loop.

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