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“Incredible wilderness half hour from Steamboat” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area

Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area
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Owner description: Remote, scenic area near the northern Colorado border popular for fishing, hiking and whitewater rafting.
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews
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“Incredible wilderness half hour from Steamboat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2011

The mt zirkel wilderness area is a nice close drive from the Boat, with a diverse trail system that takes you into some beautiful mtn vistas. It can be a little crowded in the summer, especially on the weekends due to the proximity and short season. Well worth checking out

Visited October 2011
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“Mt Zirkel hike in September”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2011

Just got back from the Zirkel wilderness area where we hiked up to the mining camp and overnited. Next day, got up and climbed Zirkel- weather looked cloudy but cleared up as we got to Red Dirt Pass. Beautiful views and the trails are relatively empty.

There are a number of stream crossings going up there- so bring your water shoes. I recommend this area for those that will be in Steamboat. I personally like the views better in the San Juans, but this is very nice.

Visited September 2011
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Steamboat Springs
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“Zirkel wilderness is amazingly beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2009

We have done a half dozen or more hikes in the Zirkels. The "Zirkel Circle" to Gilpen lake being one of the best. Buy "Hiking The Boat" for directions and options.

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