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Address: Steamboat Springs, CO
Activities: Fishing
Description: Remote, scenic area near the northern Colorado border popular for fishing...
Remote, scenic area near the northern Colorado border popular for fishing, hiking and whitewater rafting.
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Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area is incredible!

The Zirkel area is a Rocky Mountain treasure. Gold Lake is beautiful, and the trail along Gold Creek to the lake is very scenic and peaceful. Stream crossings can be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Covington, Louisiana, United States
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Covington, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The Zirkel area is a Rocky Mountain treasure. Gold Lake is beautiful, and the trail along Gold Creek to the lake is very scenic and peaceful. Stream crossings can be tricky. The Mica Trail is also very beautiful and unique, although steep. The waterfall cutting through the rocks along the way is spectacular. We didn't make it all the way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This area just north of Steamboat Springs offers great hiking, camping, and fishing. It includes the Wyoming Trail that follows the Continental Divide. Very pristine!

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Milwaukee, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I won't lie; this trial is very hard to find. The map and directions they gave us at the Steamboat visitors center was barely helpful but we eventually figured it out and it was totally worth it! You have to drive for quite awhile on a dirt road, then you turn off on something that looks barely like a road... More 

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denver, colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

What a spectacular hiking trail to a natural mountain lake . Approximately 6.5 miles round trip moderate hike

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Truly one of the coolest spots in Colorado, great views along the whole hike. Went and did I bike ride there later in summer of of my top rides of all time

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The Mount Zirkel Wilderness Areas is one of those places that leave you feeling like your life will never be the same. The mountains are stunning, the lakes are unsurpassed, the trails are well maintained. If you love mountains, you will love Zirkel. Absolutely magical. Hikes can be relatively easy to strenuous, day hikes to multi-day expeditions. Impressive Gold Creek... More 

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Buffalo, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A friend and I hiked the Zirkel Circle, and it was one of the most beautiful hikes I've ever done. This was not part of our original itinerary, but after a relatively easy hike up to Rabbit Ears Pass we decided to bite of something a bit more, and did some online searching while in Steamboat Springs. This was a... More 

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denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Amazing area, can't wait to go back camping in the summer. Visited Summit Lake Campground and Fish Creek Resevoir. The drive up is a bit bumpy, road isn't maintained that well. But the area is amazing.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

As a part time resident of the Steamboat Springs area, we've had an opportunity to explore the area over many years. Mt Zirkel remains my favorite area to hike. It combines great views, terrific water features and has less "crowds" than some of the "closer in" spots. There are several hikes that are terrific, however two I'd start with are... More 

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mountains_of_fun
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We did the 11.5 mile lop that included both lakes. We would highly recommend going right at the trailhead that goes toward Gold Creek Lake Trail. This will take you to Gold Lake first and then continue on to Gilpin Lake. This is the more strenuous route but it's totally worth it. This trial isn't for the extremely inexperienced but... More 

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Address: Steamboat Springs, CO
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Steamboat Springs

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