The Wilson Peak via Killpacker Trail is a challenging hike in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, USA. It starts at the Killpacker Basin Trailhead and covers a distance of approximately 17 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of over 9,100 feet.
The trail is marked with cairns and is well defined, but there are some rocky and steep sections. It offers scenic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, and the summit of Wilson Peak provides panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Hikers should be in good physical condition and prepared for the altitude, which can be challenging for some people. It is important to bring enough food, water, and warm clothing, as well as proper gear, such as hiking boots, sunscreen, and a hat. Hikers should also be aware of the potential for rapidly changing weather conditions and be prepared for rain, snow, and thunderstorms.
It is recommended to start the hike early in the morning to avoid afternoon thunderstorms, and to carry a map and compass, as well as a charged cell phone for emergency situations. Overall, the Wilson Peak via Killpacker Trail is a rewarding hike for those looking for a challenge and a chance to experience the beauty of the San Juan Mountains.
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This trail can be completed in approx 3 days. Caution is advised on trail times as this depends on multiple variables. For more info, click here