Wheeler Geologic Area
Wheeler Geologic Area is located 24 miles from South Fork on Pool Table Rd. The 14 mile, 4-wheel drive road to the area is quite rough and a requires an expert skill level. In wet weather it can get very slick and become impassable, it is recommended you check with the local visitor center and ranger department to check conditions. An early start is required, the trip takes about 8 hours and you should allow a few extra hours to explore the area. For a detailed description of the 4WD trail, visit the Upper Rio Grande Guide website.
Wheeler is a fascinating example of a landscape that passes through a very interesting history. It is now at its prime and has developed fantastic features including masses of pinnacles and domes hidden deep within the mountains. High in the La Garita range of Rio Grande National Forest, Wheeler is 640 acres of intriguing landscape. If you are visiting the South Fork Area and looking for a long day hike or day behind the wheel of your 4WD, Wheeler is the place to head!
For more 4WD ideas, trail guides and places to explore, visit the Upper Rio Grande Guide website.