Elevation: 9,311 ft
GPS: 37.56, -106.774 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jesse Morehouse on Jul 2, 2015
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

Big Meadows is a small, quiet area that can be pleasant in the summer. The rock is coarse basalt that looks worse than it really is. It is no destination crag, but if you live in the area, it is a nice spot.

Getting There

From South Fork, head West on US 160 for about 15-20 minutes looking for a Forest Service sign to Big Meadows on the right. If you hit the tunnel, you went a few hundred yards too far.

From Pagosa Springs, head East on US 160 for about 30-40 minutes. Just after you exit the tunnel at the bottom of the far side of Wolf Creek Pass, look for the Forest Service sign to Big Meadows on your left.

For both: from the turn, go about 1/4 mile to the bridge over the Rio Grande and park in the small pullout on the right. Both cliffs can be accessed from here. If the long wall is your only destination and the river is low, you can drive further up and park across from the wall in a pullout, wading the river.

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