NOTE: ON OCTOBER 25, 1997, STRONG WINDS FLATTENED A LARGE NUMBER OF TREES ON THE ROUTT NATIONAL FOREST NORTH OF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, INCLUDING APPROXIMATELY 12,000 ACRES IN THE MOUNT ZIRKEL WILDERNESS. NUMEROUS RECREATION FACILITIES AND FOREST ROADS HAVE BEEN AFFECTED INCLUDING MUCH OF THE UPPER SEEDHOUSE ROAD AND SLAVONIA TRAILHEAD AREAS.
The Mount Zirkel Wilderness offers a variety of backcountry recreation opportunities. Some of these include hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, backcountry camping, fishing and hunting. One hundred and fifty-five miles of trail provide access to the region. Like other designated wilderness areas, it is illegal to use motorized or mechanized machinery or vehicles within the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area. If you are camping, be aware that regulations prohibit camping within 1/4 mile of Gilpin and Gold Creek Lakes.
Please Select from any of the Recreation Activities listed below.