Mineral Creek Overlook

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Mineral Creek Overlook is a short, dead-end spur road off of Rat Creek that takes you to the edge of the La Garita Wilderness with awe-inspiring panoramic views in all directions, including 14,022' San Luis Peak. The road is hardpacked dirt with a few ruts and can easily be traveled by any high clearance vehicle that has already traveled along Rat Creek. It climbs a mild hill and ends at a large, flat parking area at the top of the ridgeline. Although camping is allowed here, there would be no protection from the wind. This would be an excellent base camp, resupply, or pickup location if you are hiking the Skyline Trail, Colorado Trail, Continental Divide Trail, or East Mineral Creek Trail.