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Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area

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Steamboat Springs, CO
+1 970-870-2299
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Gorgeous Area

Seriously loved camping here! We stayed a week and a half backpacking in this area. Saw so much... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lykens, Pennsylvania
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Beautiful Circle Hike

Challenging hike, but worth it. Would recommend starting off by 10am. Don't be intimidated by the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Remote, scenic area near the northern Colorado border popular for fishing, hiking and whitewater rafting.
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Steamboat Springs, CO
+1 970-870-2299
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Seriously loved camping here! We stayed a week and a half backpacking in this area. Saw so much wildlife, breathtaking views, and loved the challenge of hiking up the mountains. We didn't keep to a trail, since my husband knows the area well, so I...More

Thank PrincessOfYahweh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Challenging hike, but worth it. Would recommend starting off by 10am. Don't be intimidated by the Circle Pass. It is not as difficult as it looks.

Thank Miamimangomike
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Worth the long hike. It took us 7 hours to complete the Zirkel circle and we took many, many breaks. Several groups past us and completed faster. Loved the views and would do it again!

Thank twolf373
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We have a home in Steamboat Springs and continue to be amazed by the great views, hikes, wildlife, and wild flowers in The Zirkels. There are lots of trails to hike, unlimited spots to camp, and beautiful lakes to fish.

Thank nlskinner
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Plan on spending a full day here. There is so much to see and explore! The views are indescribable, you just have to come see for yourself.

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Jeeped down Mt. Falwell watching the views in Mt. zirkel. Stunning views and sites. The area had a blow down which can be seen.

Thank webtravelreview
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Wonderful hike to Gold Creek Lake. We did the 8 mile round trip hike to the lake. For the most part, the trails are easy to follow. But we weren't quite sure we were going the right way when we had to cross the creek...More

1  Thank Pam S
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We drove the 30 or so miles out of Steamboat to reach the Slovonia Trailhead which takes you to the Gold Creek Lake Trail 1150. We didn't get as far up the trail as we wanted due to snowy areas and raging river waters too...More

1  Thank KimAH2013
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We took our time and drove through several of the side roads in our jeep. Beautiful area with plenty of wildlife to view.

Thank KansasHank
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I really enjoyed the hikes in this wilderness area. The aspen trees provided a nice contrast to the pine trees. Very nice

Thank RyanfromIowa
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Susan A
2 January 2017|
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Response from Gobeach56 | Reviewed this property |
It's pretty rugged and rustic so I'm thinking that it's not.
Cheryl M
6 December 2016|
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Response from Robert P | Reviewed this property |
Good anytime of the year