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Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area

Dotted with delicious restaurants, charming shops, and plenty of options for gondola rides and museum visits, Steamboat Springs is an ideal destination for the traveler on the hunt for a versatile and engaging vacation experience. Between the hot spring hopping and indulgent scenery, there’s plenty to sit back and enjoy when you make Steamboat Springs your ultimate getaway stop. It’s also a location that’s brimming over with natural beauty and a highlight of a trip this way is always the opportunity to get out and explore the great outdoors. When you’re looking to make the most of time on the trails, immersed in nature’s finest work, be sure to put Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area on your list of must-see places when you next find yourself in Steamboat Springs.

Scenic Splendor Waiting to Be Enjoyed

For those that truly crave off the beaten path fun as well as some of the best hiking trails this region of the state has to offer, a trip to the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area is bound to be unforgettable. Situated just over 33 miles northeast of Steamboat Springs, the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area is accessible via Co Rd 129 and makes for an inviting day trip experience. A visit to the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area comes with the sensational feeling of a highly remote setting. The beauty of this unique destination makes it one that’s popular amongst those looking to spend the day trekking the trails, white water rafting, or reeling in the next big catch on crystal clear lakes. Located within the parameters of the Routt National Forest, the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area boasts an impressive 159,935 acres of protected land under the Wilderness Act of 1964.

Defining Features of the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area

Managed by the U.S. Forest Service, the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area captures the minds and imaginations of visitors with its dramatic and versatile lineup of natural features. Complete with mountain peaks and over 70 lakes, this area is also home to a part of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. The Sierra Madre and Park Ranges make their way through portions of this wilderness area, creating a stunning backdrop that’s sure to inspire. Mount Zirkel is a highlight of the terrain and towers 12,180 feet towards the sky at its summit.

Enjoy the Adventure

Whatever it is that brings you to Steamboat Springs, be sure to let the team at Four Seasons Steamboat help you get settled into a beautiful and inviting vacation rental that keeps you close to the fun! Contact us today to learn more about our many area property options and to start planning your next unforgettable adventure to Colorado.