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Wilderness on Wheels Accessible Recreation Area

Handicapped Accessible: Yes This area was constructed as a wheelchair accessible facility.

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General Description

Wilderness On Wheels Foundation was established as a not-for-profit corporation in March of 1986 to provide access for disabled persons to the natural outdoor environment.

BOARDWALK: Chart your course over an 8-foot wide boardwalk. It closely follows the bank of a rocky mountain trout stream. Explore wetland tundra. Turning toward a 12,300 foot mountain peak, the boardwalk begins a gentle climb through lush forests.

PICNIC TABLES: Picnic tables blend discreetly into the environment. It's pristine territory, but it has been made accessible for everyone.

CAMPING AREA: Pitch your tent on a deck elevated to the height of the seat of a wheelchair. The camping area is a completely accessible natural environment. Pack out what you pack in.

FISHING: An 8-foot wide boardwalk closely follows the bank of a meandering trout stream. Small rock dams amplify the sound of falling water. Lively brook trout can be seen darting from shallow pools to underwater caverns. Upstream, a spring-fed pond, stocked with rainbow trout, offers excitement for all anglers. Here, disabled and senior citizens alike are included for fishing fun!

WILDLIFE VIEWING: At an elevation of over 9,000 feet, abundant wildlife inhabit the territory. Deer, elk, and fox are occasionally sighted. Stellar Jays, Mountain Blue Birds, Raven and Pine Siskins are among the many birds.

Directions from Colorado Springs: Access U.S. 285 through Woodland Park or Deckers via Highways 24, 67, and126 to Pine Junction. W.O.W. is 20 miles west of Pine Junction.

Directions from Denver: W.O.W. is located on U.S. Hwy 285 sixty miles southwest of Denver. Take highway 285 west to Grant, Colorardo. W.O.W. is 3.8 miles west of Grant, Colorado.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping W.O.W. offers wheelchair accessible camping.
ICON Fishing The boardwalk follows the bank of a trout stream.
ICON Hiking & Walking The wheelchair accessible boardwalk is a focal point of the facility.
ICON Viewing Interpretive Signs Wilderness on Wheels Accessible Recreation Area
ICON Picnicking W.O.W. offers wheelchair accessible picnic sites.
ICON Viewing Wildlife Deer, elk, and fox are occasionally sighted. Stellar Jays, Mountain Blue Birds, Raven and Pine Siskins are among the many birds.

More Information

Links to other sites:
Wilderness on Wheels - Official Organization Website


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