Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area, Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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The Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area is rated one of the top 10 attractions in Steamboat Springs by locals, so it’s well worth exploring for families vacationing nearby. This scenic wilderness is popular for camping, fishing, hiking, hunting and whitewater rafting in the summer, and for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. Mount Zirkel is famous for its lakes and major rivers, which carve spectacular river valleys, making the area perfect for hiking. More than half of all visitors come to Mount Zirkel to fish, so set aside a little time to try it, especially for kids and first-timers. Stop by the Forest Service visitors center for maps and brochures, and visit their website to take advantage of programs that might not be obvious when just driving around the park. Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area is a must-see for families looking for an outdoor experience of stunning beauty.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
The elevation in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area ranges from 7,000 to 12,000 feet and the trails are strenuous; breathing may be difficult for some.
Address: Steamboat Springs, Colorado| Map
Hours: Year-round More Info
Price: Free More Info