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Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area

#15 of 66 things to do in Steamboat Springs Features Animals
Steamboat Springs, CO
+1 970-870-2299
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Always a new adventure

We have a home in Steamboat Springs and continue to be amazed by the great views, hikes, wildlife... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Plan on spending a full day here. There is so much to see and explore! The views are indescribable... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sarah G
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Remote, scenic area near the northern Colorado border popular for fishing, hiking and whitewater rafting.
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  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 8 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 1 July 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 28 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 6 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
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This is a must when in the Steamboat area. There are many hiking options and none better than the "Zirkel Circle" loop from the Slavonia trailhead to Gilpin Lake on to Gold Creek Lake and back. Gilpin lake is gourgeous and is surrounded by amazing...More

1  Thank jrog9832
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is my favorite hike in the Steamboat area, but acclimate yourself to the altitude before going or be prepared for a long slow hike but worth it at the end. The travels to the Wilderness area take you through Clark with radar traps for...More

2  Thank Robert P
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We loved our 6 hr moderate loop hike on gold creek lake trail to gilpin lake yesterday. Perfect weather. Hardly any people. Serene and gorgeous surroundings and views. The purple, yellow, pink and white wildflowers were stunning so it seemed like spring, at the same...More

1  Thank mnatavar
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Susan A
3 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
7 December 2016|
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Response from Robert P | Reviewed this property |
Good anytime of the year