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.
Copyright: F.A. Kingwell
Vallecito area of the Weminuche Wilderness
Directions from Bayfield, Colorado: Travel 20 miles north on County Road 501, then turn right on County Road 500 for 3 miles.
Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend
(NOTE: No water, trash)