Access: Colorado > San Juan National Forest > Columbine Ranger District

Quick Facts

Vallecito Trailhead

Elevation: 8,000 Feet (2493.8 Meters)
Reservation Remarks: AMENITIES: VAULT TOILETS.
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

Vallecito area of the Weminuche Wilderness
Copyright: F.A. Kingwell
Vallecito area of the Weminuche Wilderness
There is limited parking for the heavily used Vallecito Creek Trail 529, which starts at the north end of the campground. This trail is a major access point for the Weminuche Wilderness because it goes all the way to the Continental Divide and Colorado Trail on Rio Grande National Forest. Johnson Creek Trail 504 goes west from Trail 529 to Vallecito Basin. Rock Creek Trail 655 goes to Rock Lake and Trail 815 joins Continental Divide Trail 813 north of West Ute Lake.

Directions from Bayfield, Colorado: Travel 20 miles north on County Road 501, then turn right on County Road 500 for 3 miles.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (NOTE: No water, trash) .

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Updated: 2003-09-03 12:14:00.0

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Trailhead Parking Vallecito Trailhead
ICON Cold Water Fishing Vallecito Creek and Reservoir
ICON Hiking & Walking Vallecito Creek Trail 529
ICON Horseback Riding Stables nearby
ICON Big Game Hunting In the surrounding area , in season
ICON Small Game Hunting In the surrounding area , in season
ICON Resort Lodging Resorts located around Vallecito Reservoir
ICON Recreation Cabin Use Cabins for rent around Vallecito Reservoir

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Visitor Information:

Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Ste. 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO

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