Rocky Mountains

Greenhorn Trail

Explore the Wet Mountain Valley

In the shadow of Greenhorn Mountain, the beacon peak that anchors the southern end of the Wet Mountain range, this trail highlights a part of Southeast Colorado that is off the beaten path, but not remote. Framed on the west by the dramatic Sangre de Cristo range, and rippled in the east by the lower, gentler peaks of the Wet Mountains, the Wet Mountain Valley area is within easy striking distance of Pueblo and Canon City, but receives far fewer visitors. Pronghorn race across the valley floor, while owls of several species nest in the forests just above. Eagles and hawks are a common sight in the skies above this trail. If you visit, you’ll be surprised that this part of Colorado has escaped attention for as long as it has!