4 edition of The South San Juan Wilderness Area found in the catalog.
The South San Juan Wilderness Area
Murray, John A.
|Statement||John A. Murray.|
|LC Classifications||GV199.42.C62 C486 1989|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||223 p. :|
|Number of Pages||223|
|LC Control Number||89004032|
Good numbers of elk have been living and migrating into this area. After 30 minutes of walking you will come to a spur trail on the left that leads to the Rough Creek Waterfall. The trail soon enters the forest to begin a 1, foot climb to Blue Lake. Turn right at the junction and when you get to the second pole you will see a faint trail heading into the woods in a northwesterly direction. Whenever visiting the Colorado high country, always be prepared for rain or even snow. She said trees in the Weminuche and South San Juan wilderness areas died about 10 years ago during the intense bark beetle outbreak in Southwest Colorado.
As the trail zigzags across the CD for about a quarter mile it passes a clearing with a vista to the north of the Conejos Valleyall the way to Platoro Reservoir. Good numbers of elk have been living and migrating into this area. A great bear was killed here inthe last known Colorado grizzly. Although not yet official, twenty-five miles of the Conejos River have been recommended for designation as a Wild and Scenic area making it a must-see for anyone visiting the area. However, for more casual travelers, one can enjoy the wonderful forests that are almost park-like in their leisurely beauty.
Like most areas west of the divide, it is mostly all public. Soon after, the Colorado Division of Wildlife launched a search for additional grizzlies in the area. Needle Mountains The Weminuche wilderness is split into two pieces by the Animas River gorge and the Durango-Silverton narrow guage railroad that winds along it. There is not much of a tread this high in the valley so your best bet is to just head down hill staying left north of the stream. Today, that ratio floats around 15 to 18 bulls per cows.
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However, with so many over-the-counter areas to choose from -- and the mighty wapiti roaming virtually every hidden basin and steep ridge -- it can be a daunting task to choose the region in which to fulfill your elk-hunting dream.
But because of their reclusive nature, adult bulls are harder to find during aerial surveys. Second-season hunters boasted a success rate of nearly 29 percent and third-season elk junkies had a 20 percent success rate.
If you break that down further and look at just the second and third rifle seasons the only seasons offering over-the-counter tagsyou'll find that hunters exceeded the statewide average then too.
Five days after my drop-camp began in this vast expanse of public wilderness, I stood slack-jawed over my 6x6 San Juan prize. Of all the places in Colorado likely to still harbor North America's most fearsome creature, the rugged and remote southern San Juan Mountains seem best suited.
The little meadow that surrounds the junction is also a campsite. An easy 1.
Until then, state wildlife officials had thought the grizzly bear was extinct in Colorado. Aside from county highpoint enthusiasts and not-too-common 13er peakbaggers, the area does not see too much overall hiking activity.
At about mile 7. This part of the San Juans also receives far fewer visitors than the more challenging mountains further north, and that, for many, is part of its attraction. Back on the main trail, the upward climb out of the Conejos River Valley continues for another 1.
The waterfall is a minute walk from the main trail. A trespassing ticket would sure make for a lousy hunt. We The South San Juan Wilderness Area book this information to create a better experience for all users. To the north-east, the wilderness boundary is framed largely by the broad Rio Grande valley.
District Wildlife Manager Doug Purcell spends lots of time in this unit, too. The only facility is a vault toilet.
If you are interested in a supplemental map of the Ruybalid Lake Trail we recommend:.San Juan Mountains Association guided Iowa teenagers on a multi-day backpacking trip into the South San Juan Forest, Stewards of the Land.
Feb 01, · Hey, I and 2 buddies are planning to head out west probably the 2nd or 3rd week of September this year for our first elk hunt. We are leaning very hard toward the San Juan Wilderness around Platoro Reservoir area in Unit Fully updated and revised, this new edition now includes trails in the South San Juan Wilderness Area, adding up to more than forty comprehensive trail descriptions for Colorado''s Weminuche and South San Juan Wilderness areas.Get this from a library!
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