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.
Elevation Range: 7,000 to 12,180 feet
Mount Zirkel- 12,182 feet
Hunting Areas: 14, 161, 16, 5