Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness

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Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Map showing the location of Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness
Map showing the location of Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness
LocationHuerfano / Pueblo counties, Colorado, USA
Nearest cityRye, Colorado
Coordinates37°51′00″N 105°01′00″W / 37.85000°N 105.01667°W / 37.85000; -105.01667[1]Coordinates: 37°51′00″N 105°01′00″W / 37.85000°N 105.01667°W / 37.85000; -105.01667[1]
Area22,040 acres (89.2 km2)
Governing bodyU.S. Forest Service

The Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness is a U.S. Wilderness Area located northwest of Walsenburg, Colorado in the San Isabel and Pike National Forests. The wilderness area includes the summit of Greenhorn Mountain, the highest point in the Wet Mountains of Colorado. There are 11 miles (18 km) of trails, all in the northern half of the wilderness.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ "Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  2. ^ "Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness". Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  3. ^ "Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness". Colorado Wilderness. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  4. ^ Rappold, R. Scott (September 9, 2009). "Out there: Wet Mountain wilderness offers solitude". Colorado Springs, Colorado: The Gazette. Retrieved August 10, 2012.