Mount Sneffels Wilderness Addition

Mount Sneffels is easily the most iconic peak in the San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado, forming the beloved backdrop of the town of Ridgway and Ouray County. The famous Blue Lakes below Mount Sneffels were protected in 1980 as part of the Mount Sneffels Wilderness, but oddly only the western half of the range was designated as wilderness at that time. Even only one side of Mount Sneffels itself is included in the wilderness!

In 2019, Colorado's US Senator Michael Bennet reintroduced the San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act as part of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act, a state-wide public lands protection bill. The bill proposed to double the size of the Mount Sneffels Wilderness, to include the eastern half of the range. The photos below were all taken within – or show vistas of – this proposed Mount Sneffels Wilderness Addition.

It's worth noting that the proposed wilderness addition would not negatively affect anybody's current recreational access; visitors would still be able to jeep up to the popular Yankee Boy Basin, for example. The wilderness designation would simply ensure that the wild character of one of Colorado's most beautiful and beloved mountain ranges would be preserved intact for future generations. You can learn more about the San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act and help support it with the San Juan Citizens Alliance.

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Potosi Peak & Lupine
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Sunrise on Sneffels
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Spring Snow on Corbett
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Monsoon from Afar B&W
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Sneffels Overlook
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Whitehouse Chute
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Green Basin
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Whitehouse Summit Cairn
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Hiking in front of Sneffels
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Snowy Sneffels
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Teakettle Spring
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Shredding the Cirque
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Mt. Sneffels May Panorama
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Gary Skis Sneffels
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Alpenglow on Mt. Sneffels
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Climbing Potosi Peak
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Monsoon from Afar
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Teakettle Alpenglow
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Dusk on Sneffels Summit
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Potosi Moon
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Weehawken Aspens
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Alpenglow on Sneffels
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Corbett Sunset
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Mt. Sneffels Sunrise
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Sneffels Alpenglow
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Teakettle Mountain
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