Weminuche Wilderness


Weminuche Wilderness

Infobox_protected_area | name = Weminuche Wilderness
iucn_category = Ib



caption =
locator_x = 86
locator_y = 90
location = Colorado, USA
nearest_city = Durango, CO
lat_degrees = 37
lat_minutes = 40
lat_seconds = 0
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 107
long_minutes = 30
long_seconds = 0
long_direction = W
area = 488,210 acres (1975 km²)
established = 1975
visitation_num =
visitation_year =
governing_body = U.S. Forest Service

The Weminuche Wilderness is a wilderness area in southwest Colorado managed by the San Juan National Forest on the west side of the Continental Divide and the Rio Grande National Forest on the east side of the divide. It is about 5 miles (8 km) south east of the town of Silverton and about 15 miles (24 km) northeast of Durango. At 488,210 acres (1975 km²), it is the largest wilderness area in the state of Colorado. Within the wilderness can be found three fourteeners of the San Juan Mountains; Mount Eolus, Sunlight Peak and Windom Peak, in addition to numerous thirteeners and other peaks of note.

External links

* [http://www.wilderness.net/index.cfm?fuse=NWPS&sec=wildView&wname=Weminuche Wilderness.net wilderness information]


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