Wagon Wheel Gap - Southwest Colorado

The town of Wagon Wheel Gap was the scene of several early Indian battles and it's said Kit Carson's brother-in-law farmed here in 1840. The town's railroad station is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. The Silver Thread Scenic and Historic Byway begins at South Fork, continues through Wagon Wheel Gap and Creede and ends at Lake City. South Fork is situated at the western edge of the San Luis Valley, one of the biggest intermountain valleys in the world.

The bluffs at Wagon Wheel Gap in South West, Colorado
Wagon Wheel Gap is Along the Silver Thread Scenic Byway
Boat on the Rio Grande near Wagon Wheel Gap in South West, Colorado
The Rio Grande is an Angler's Paradise near Creede Colorado

Colorado's upper Rio Grande River, from the Rio Grande Reservoir above Creede through Wagon Wheel Gap and South Fork to Del Norte is "a high-country angler's paradise...an undiscovered paradise," according to American Angler, the magazine of fly fishing and fly tying.

Wolf Creek Pass with its deep-powder ski resort, is nearby with numerous, year-round recreational possibilities and is just west of the town of South Fork. Whether you hike it or drive it, the surrounding mountains have deer, elk, grouse, ptarmigan, bighorn sheep, snowshoe rabbits, and even an occasional bear, bobcat or cougar!

Wagon Wheel Gap is near: Creede & South Fork

Wagon Wheel Gap Activities & Maps

Scenic Byways:
Silver Thread Scenic and Historic Byway

Creede Fishing Map
Rio Grande Area Fishing Map

Jeep & 4WD:
Creede Jeeping & ATV/UTV Trails

Lake City & Creede Snowmobile Trails
Rio Grande Area Snowmobile Trails

Local Area Maps:
Lake City, Creede, South Fork Area Map


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