Sarvis Creek Wilderness

Sarvis Creek Wilderness

The United States Congress designated the Sarvis Creek Wilderness in 1993 and it has a total of 44,556 acres. All of this wilderness is located in Colorado and is managed by the Yampa Ranger District. The rugged, heavily wooded terrain rises from 7,004 to 10,734 feet. 

Unlike most Colorado Wilderness areas, Sarvis contains no alpine tundra. Sarvis Creek and Silver Creek, the two primary drainages, run westerly through the dense forestland, past small gravel bars before emptying into the Yampa River. Both drainages offer an excellent opportunity for solitude.

This area was hit hard by the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic. Falling trees can pose a great safety risk to campers and hikers.

Wilderness provides a range benefits and sanctuary for us all- clean air and water, carbon sequestration, habitat and refuge for native fish and wildlife, erosion control and soil renewal, opportunities for outdoor recreation, solitude and adventure.

The Sarvis Creek Wilderness can be accessed through four Trailheads:

Protect this special place for the future by always using Leave No Trace techniques and following all special Wilderness restrictions.

At a Glance

Permit Info: Please fill out Wilderness Registration sheet at Trailhead
Restrictions: Wilderness Infomation and Regulations  
Closest Towns:
  • Yampa, CO
  • Kremmling, CO
  • Oak Creek, CO
Water: No
Restroom: No
Information Center: Yampa Ranger District
300 Roselawn St
Yampa, CO 80483


Rock Climbing

River and Stream Fishing

Day Hiking


Horse Camping

Horse Riding

Big Game Hunting

Viewing Scenery

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities