U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Several forks of the Cimarron River roar through the wilderness and numerous alpine lakes and streams that are scattered throughout. A few small lakes and many streams contain trout. From this wilderness are countless, breathtaking views of the San Juan Mountains.
Location: The Uncompahgre Wilderness is located in Ouray and Hinsdale counties, approximately five miles east of Ouray and 10 miles west of Lake City. This wilderness extends an additional 99,331 acres onto USFS land.
Recreation: Activities include hiking, backpacking, camping, mountaineering, rock climbing, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, and photography. For more information, visit the Recreation page. Please note that though unconfined recreation is encouraged in wilderness, specific types of recreation may be barred from a specific area to prevent degradation of wilderness conditions.
Click here for additional information and maps for the Uncompahgre Wilderness from the Gunnison Field Office.
As stated in the Wilderness Act of 1964, Sec. 4 (c), "...there shall be no temporary road, no use of motor vehicles, motorized equipment or motorboats, no landing of aircraft, no other form of mechanical transport, and no structure or installation within any such area."
Gunnison Field Office | (970) 642-4940 | 650 S. 11th St., Gunnison, CO 81230