To access Wager Gulch Trail from Lake City, take Highway 149 south for 2.5 miles. Turn right onto the road to Lake San Cristobal. Follow the paved road about 4 miles, then continue on the dirt road for another 5.2 miles. The trail is on the left at the Wager Gulch/Carson sign.
Backcountry Adventures Colorado by Peter Massey, Jeanne Wilson, Angela Titus