I don't know, I've never hiked it. In between the vantage point I was shooting from and the Wilson Mesa there's a 2000 foot drop to the San Miguel river before it climbs back up to to the mesa and the the mountain beyond. Looking at Google Earth, as the crow flies, from the foreground meadow to the start of the talus slopes on Mt. Wilson is about five and a half miles and a elevation gain of 2000 feet. From the foreground to the start of the aspen forest it's about three relatively level miles.