Wheeler Ridge

Total Miles
1.8

Elevation

3,437.90 ft

Duration

3 Hours

Technical Rating

6

Difficult

Best Time

Summer

Trail Overview

Photos of Wheeler Ridge

Wheeler Ridge
Wheeler Ridge
Wheeler Ridge

Difficulty

Difficult: Steep in places with large boulders you can squeeze between, but no major obstacles. Difficulty is primarily due to a narrow, tippy shelf road after Waypoint 03. We made it in our full-size Rubicon, but just barely. The edge of the road is soft sand, which further adds to the tension. Absolutely no room to pass if you encounter an oncoming vehicle. Walk ahead to make sure no one is coming. Stay off if any snow. This can occur even in July.

Technical Rating

6

Status Reports

Alex G
Jun 18, 2023
Temporarily Closed
Closed Gate
Posted Sign
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Access Description

Follow directions for Sand Canyon, Trail #25. At 7.3 miles, bear left at sign for Wheeler Ridge Mine Road.

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