Sarvis Creek Wilderness

Area Status: Open
Sarvis Creek Wilderness

Sarvis Creek Wilderness is on the Yampa Ranger District of the Routt National Forest. 

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 Forest Service.

The rugged, heavily-wooded terrain rises from 7,004 to 10,734 feet, Visitors may enjoy a tumbling waterfall, a moist meadow or historic logging camp remains by following the Sarvis Creek Trail and the Silver Creek Trail.

Trails that access Sarvis Creek Wilderness include:

Select 'Hiking' on the Yampa Ranger District Recreation page for a complete list of trails.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open seasonally. Managed by the Yampa Ranger District. 970-638-4516
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply
Closest Towns: Yampa, Colorado; Kremmling, Colorado
Water: Treat all non-potable water before consuming.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Yampa Ranger District

General Information

General Notes:

Topo maps

Forest Service Topography Maps: These maps overlay Forest Service assets, such as roads, trails, and campgrounds, on USGS's topographic maps. They are available for download by quadrangle.

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National Forest Store: Offers a full, nationwide selection of National Forest, Ranger District, Wilderness, and Specialty Maps for purchase online or by phone, fax, and mail.

Colorado’s Fourteeners

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Dispersed Camping

River and Stream Fishing

Day Hiking


Horse Riding

Big Game Hunting

Small Game Hunting

Viewing Scenery

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities