“A 3.5-mile trail bypassing Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive when its closed for winter.”
— WordOnAdventure iG
Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
There is plenty of uneven rocky terrain and occasionally you will encounter logs blocking the trail.
This trail can be accessed from trailheads in both the Wheeler Peak and Upper Lehman Creek Campgrounds. It passes through diverse habitats, paralleling Lehman Creek for parts of the trail. The trail has a lot of switchbacks eventually running through a valley along the base of Wheeler Peak. It has occasional logs blocking the trail, and there is plenty of uneven rocky terrain.