Location: Mineral CountySize: 640 acresDesignated: December 1983Land Manager: US Forest Service
Wheeler Geologic Natural Area is a mass of pinnacles and domes, some more than several hundred feet high. Erosive forces have sculpted these forms in white, beige and lavender layers of lava and ash. The geologic features occur within virgin forests of Engelmann spruce and subalpine fir.
Colorado State Parks & Natural Areas by Frank WestonPublished September 1, 2008Click here to purchase.