Backpacking from the Train

The Weminuche Wilderness is the largest Wilderness Area in Colorado at 499,771 acres and spans the Continental Divide in the San Juan Mountains. Chicago Basin, with its promixity to 3 of Colorado’s 14’ers,  is a popular backpacker destination and is easy to access via the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauage Railroad. Camping in Chicago Basin provides a great base for summiting Eolus, Sunlight and Windom peaks or just enjoying the spectacular vistas of Colorado’s pristine wilderness backcountry.
Chicago Basin Adventure
Watch this amazing Chicago Basin Advernture! (courtesy of Daron Short)

For more information on accessing Chicago Basin, the San Juan Mountains and the Weminuche Wilderness area visit our Wilderness Access page here. 

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