Chart your course over an 8-foot wide boardwalk. It closely follows the bank of a rocky mountain trout stream. Explore wetland tundra. Turning toward a 12,300 foot mountain peak, the boardwalk begins a gentle climb through lush forests. Abundant wildflowers offer a rich tapestry of brilliant color. Blue spruce, lodgepole and bristlecone pine tress flank the mile long path that scales slowly upward along the northern slope. Following the contour of the land, the boardwalk curves over a deep gulch. Huge moss covered rock outcroppings offer a melody of color. A light wind sets aspen leaves into motion. Here, on the edge of the Continental Divide of North America, one can hear the rhythm of wilderness. For this concert, no one is left out of the theater.
At WOW, we have options for every style of camper! Reservations are suggested: 303-838-7817.
- 13 tent sites with charcoal cookers (bring your own charcoal) and fire pits (we supply the wood). Free, donations welcomed.
- 5 huts that are level with a wheelchair (only 1 hut has electricity, so always bring a lantern or flashlight) with charcoal cookers (bring your own charcoal) and fire pits (we supply the wood). Free, donations welcomed.
- 1 rustic cabin that sleeps 4 and has a fully stocked kitchen but no running water (we supply jugs of water). There is an outhouse and public restrooms nearby, but no showers. $50/night.
- 1 modern cabin that sleeps 3 and has a gas cooker, fully stocked kitchens, accessible bathroom with shower and tub, heat, and blankets and pillows (you must bring your own bedding and towels). $60/night.
An 8-foot wide boardwalk closely follows the bank of a meandering trout stream. Small rock dams amplify the sound of falling water. Lively brook trout can be seen darting from shallow pools to underwater caverns. Upstream, a spring-fed pond stocked with rainbow trout offers excitement for all anglers. Here, disabled and senior citizens alike are included for fishing fun!
At an elevation of over 9,000 feet, abundant wildlife inhabit the territory. Rabbits, squirrel and even the occasional Elk and Deer can be spotted. Stellar Jays, Hummingbirds, Mountain Blue Birds, Raven and Pine Siskins are among the many birds you will find at WOW.
Pets are allowed at WOW, but they must remain leashed at all times and you must pick up after them.
Please, we ask that you pack in-pack out, as WOW does not have trash service.
Photographs courtesy of Cecilia Travis