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Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area

Address: Steamboat Springs, CO
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Fishing
Owner description: Remote, scenic area near the northern Colorado border popular for fishing, hiking and whitewater...
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Fishing
Owner description: Remote, scenic area near the northern Colorado border popular for fishing, hiking and whitewater rafting.
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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98 reviews 98 reviews
30 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The Zirkle Circle was an amazing hike. The lakes are pristine and it was just the right amount of solitude. Around every corner was more breathtaking beauty. It reminded me of hikes I have done in Yosemite. Enjoy!

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Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

For a quick and easy half day hike, the Mad Creek Trail is pretty good. If you can choose to go after a decent rain, you might catch a riot of wildflowers.

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De Beque, Colorado, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I had never been up here before as we were just passing through the area but it was beautiful. Unfortunately, the trees were dying due to the beetle kill but the area itself made up for it. The rock and land formations were pretty awesome and the creeks and streams in the area was awesome. Just don't forget the mosquito... More 

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St. Louis
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Great family hike to Mad Barn and back (4 miles total). Starts above Mad Creek where you can see the creek several hundred feet down but meets up with the creek near the old barn.

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