Lizard Head Wilderness Area

JMorgan Wilderness Areas

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Located in the San Juan Mountains, Lizard Head Wilderness is jointly managed by the GMUG and San Juan Forests.  Named for the rock formation near the top of Lizard Head Pass, this area contains 41,309 acres and three mountain peaks over 14,000 feet.


USGS Topo maps link:

Beaver Park Little Cone Gray Head
Groundhog Mountain Dolores Peak Mount Wilson

Established: 1980

Acres:  41,309

Elevation Range:  9,000 to 14,246 feet


El Diente Peak- 14,316 feet

Wilson Peak- 14,017 feet

Mount Wilson- 14,246 feet

Towns:  Telluride, Rico, Stoner, Dolores

Hunting Areas:  70


Hike: Lizard Head

Hike: Telluride

Camp: San Juan National Forest, Dolores RD

Camp: GMUG National Forest, Telluride

14er: San Juan Mountains, Lizard Head

Paddle: The San Miguel River

Basecamp: Telluride