Weminuche Trail (592)

The Weminuche Trail provides a jumping off point for many other trails and destinations. The Weminuche Trail itself travels high above Weminuche Creek, passes the junction to Granite Lake and eventually ties into the Snowslide Trail (653) on the Columbine Ranger District. The trail drops in elevation for the first two miles to the junction with Hossick Creek (585) and Shaw Creek (584) trails; keep this in mind for the hike out after a long day. Only after passing these trail junctions do you finally enter the wilderness.

This trail is used heavily by stock so please yield to passing parties.

At a Glance

Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply within Weminuche Wilderness.
Water: Treat all non-potable water before consuming.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Pagosa Ranger District


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  Area/Length : 
12.0 miles