Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area

Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area, Steamboat Springs: Address, Phone Number, Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area Reviews: 5/5

Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area

Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area
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Remote, scenic area near the northern Colorado border popular for fishing, hiking and whitewater rafting.
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Justin H
Atlanta, GA154 contributions
MUST VISIT If You Are A Hiker!
Aug 2020
50 minute drive from Steamboat; park and hike to Lake Gilpen. Expect 5-6 hours round trip but well worth the experience! There are many other trails connected and nearby.
Written August 24, 2020
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Steve M
Oak Park, IL97 contributions
Might be my favorite hike ever
Jul 2020 • Family
Not much wildlife, but couldn't believe all of the wildflowers on the 9+ mile hike up to Gilpin Lake and back. The distance was a stretch for our kids (8 & 11) but it was one of their favorite things from the trip. It's uphill to the lake, but more gradual than a lot of hikes. Water crossings over the stream on logs were fun for the kids too
Written July 18, 2020
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a h
Australia1,387 contributions
Fantastic
Jun 2020 • Couples
Beautiful track that takes you through the beautiful natural landscape of Colorado, but watch for rattle snakes we seen two along the track
Written June 30, 2020
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DrDaveMc
Jacksonville, FL48 contributions
Hiking to the summit of Mt. Zirkel
Sep 2019
Mt. Zirkel Wilderness Area is one of the most beautiful places to hike imaginable, with trails of all lengths and levels of difficulty. I am proud to say that I hiked to the summit of Mt. Zirkel, alpine style, in a single day. 4 am start at Slavonia trail head and reached the summit at 10:30 am. About 4200 vertical feet and 11 miles to summit. Some steep sections on Red Dirt Pass to the saddle, and strong winds. We just paced ourselves and took our time. Three peaks on top to explore and of course, amazing views in all directions. On the way down, we encountered a herd of about 50 Bighorn Sheep, all ewes and juveniles, a few lambs. It is a beautiful and challenging hike, and was worth the effort for my hiking buddy and me to get into shape to conquer this challenge!
Written September 23, 2019
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Charleader
Aurora, CO100 contributions
Mad Creek trail
Sep 2019
A good trail, moderate. It will be beautiful in the fall. We started very early, and enjoyed the homestead cabin 2 miles in. One can hike further if they prefer. I've had the hike on my list for years for when I travel there.
Written September 10, 2019
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Douglas K
Richmond, Virginia51 contributions
An Absolute Must!!
Aug 2019
You really need to see it to believe it. This short drive from Steamboat Springs provides incredible beauty. We are east coasters and were simply in awe of the vistas, mountains, and spectacular views. The wildflowers were peaking for us too. Be sure to stop by Steamboat Lake State Park (only $8 admission). What a surprise to come upon a herd of sheep - hundreds - seriously! Several times we ran into Park Rangers and they were so helpful and kind. We were in search of Sandhill Cranes and the Rangers directed us to where they had seen some earlier in the day. Be sure to stop at the Craig Store in the town of Craig and drive a bit further north to Hahn's Peak.
Written August 6, 2019
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Travel with the Pack
Dallas, TX377 contributions
Beautiful, quiet, not crowded
Jul 2019 • Solo
I went mid week as early as I could and though it was a decent drive out from Steamboat (watch out for deer and moose on the way), I was the first one on the hike and didn't see anybody else till about a half mile from the end. I hiked the Three Island Lake path which was gorgeous. It was a bit steep and long and unfortunately I couldn't make the last quarter mile to the lake due to high waters, but it was still well worth every bit of it. Wildflowers were beautiful along the way and waterfall was such a great back drop.
Written July 15, 2019
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PAHWestfield
Westfield, IN273 contributions
Breathtaking
Jun 2019 • Friends
This wilderness area is gorgeous! Our hike was to Three Island Lake and there are many more lakes and peaks to see in Mt Zirkel Wilderness. Get you map, train your lungs, and enjoy Mother Nature at her finest!
Written June 30, 2019
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Emanrst
Rochester, MN126 contributions
Great hiking
Jun 2019 • Family
We, 2 adults and one 11yr old, hiked trail #1100 to the old barn. The hike is 2 miles each way with about a 400' elevation gain (yep, flatlander with an altimeter watch). Hike was fairly easy in the cool temps and misty day we experienced. Old barn was interesting to view along with an old house foundation (that is what I guessed it was) that had prairie dogs (is that what they were?) living in it.

The barn was a nice refuge as the rain came by. We experienced a bit of misting and then it did rain hard enough to spend a bit of time with other hikers inside.

Hike to the barn took us 57min (remember we're flatlanders with an altimeter watch with a timer. Hike down was only 46min. Hike up/back is "advertised" to be 2hrs which is probably right on if you stop to view the river and scenery along the way.
Written June 24, 2019
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drdan51
Eau Claire, WI75 contributions
Snow Walk
Oct 2018
This is a beautiful hike unfortunately we went after a large snow. The trail was difficult to navigate but very beautiful. The drive to the trail also is a bit rough so make sure you have a decent vehicle. Great hike and will do again in dry weather
Written October 16, 2018
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