Raggeds Wilderness


Located in the White River and Gunnison National Forests in Colorado.

The Raggeds Wilderness encompasses more than 59,000 acres on the White River and Gunnison National Forests. Elevations within the wilderness range from 7,000 to over 13,000 feet. The area is characterized by large groves of aspens, beautiful glacial valleys and deep canyons set among the jagged peaks of the Ruby and Raggeds ranges. Over 90 miles of constructed trails are available for both foot and horse travel through sometimes rugged terrain. Weather for the area can vary greatly; but generally, you can expect cool mountain climate with rain showers throughout the summer months. Normally, the Raggeds Wilderness area is snow free from July to September, but conditions depend on the elevation and the amount of snowfall each winter.

Topo maps covering the wilderness: Chair Mountain, Marble, Paonia Reservoir, Marcellina Mountain, Oh-Be-Joyful, and Snowmass Mountain.

For more information contact: The White River or the Gunnison National Forests

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 18 May 2011
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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