Elk Park to Needleton (day 1)

4 days, 3 nights, 40+ miles in the Weminuche Wilderness in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. 

Day 1

  • Drove to Silverton from Denver

  • Took Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad to Elk Park

  • Hiked up the Elk Creek Trail for a few hours past Arrow & Vestal Peaks

  • Camped below tree-line and below the Continental Divide on the Elk Creek Trail