Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area

JMorgan Wilderness Areas

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Located near Steamboat Springs in north central Colorado, the Mount Zirkel Wilderness area is managed by the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest. The Area was one of the five original wilderness areas that were designated by the 1964 Wilderness Act.  A major feature of the Area are the miles of lush river valleys, including the Encampment and Elk Rivers.

USGS Topo maps link:

Rocky Peak Buffalo Pass Teal Lake Floyd Peak
Mount Ethel Pitchpine Mopuntain Farwell Mountain Mount Zirkel
Boettcher Lake West Lake Fork Davis Peak Pearl

Established:  1964

Acres:  159,935

Elevation Range:  7,000 to 12,180 feet


Mount Zirkel- 12,182 feet


Steamboat Springs


Hahns Peak

Hunting Areas:  14, 161, 16, 5


Camp: Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Mount Zirkel- Park Range