Eagles Nest Wilderness Area

JMorgan Wilderness Areas

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Established in 1976, the Eagles Nest Wilderness Area is located in the southern area of the Gore Range (named for Sir George Gore who was on a hunting expedition lead by the mountain man Jim Bridger. During Colorado’s Gold Rush, this region was popular with miners seeking both gold and silver.

USGS Topo Maps Link:

Red Cliff Vail Pass Frisco
Vail East Willow Lakes Dillon

Established: 1978

Acres: 132,906

Elevation Range:  7,850 to 13,534 feet


Towns:  Dillon, Frisco, Vail

Hunting Areas:  36, 371, 45, 37