Mount Zirkel/Park Range Area


Area Status: Open

The Mount Zirkel/Park Range area is on the Routt National Forest in northwestern Colorado. It consists mainly of the Mount Zirkel Wilderness and other surrounding recreation sites. It is managed by the Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District on the west side and the Parks Ranger District on the east side.

The United States Congress designated the Mount Zirkel Wilderness in 1964 as one of the original areas protected under the Wilderness Act. It has a total of 159,935 acres. All of this wilderness is managed by the U.S. Forest Service. These National Forest lands are on the west side of what is known as "North Park," an open, sagebrush upland of 40 square miles.  It is one of three parks in Colorado, joining "Middle Park" and "South Park" in the trio.

Activities

Mountain Biking

Areas for Mountain Biking at Mount Zirkel/Park Range Area

Campground Camping

Areas for Campground Camping at Mount Zirkel/Park Range Area

RV Camping

Areas for RV Camping at Mount Zirkel/Park Range Area

Group Camping

Areas for Group Camping at Mount Zirkel/Park Range Area

Dispersed Camping

Mt. Zirkel Wilderness: MAP - camping guidelines, Slavonia area

Areas for Dispersed Camping at Mount Zirkel/Park Range Area

Cabin Rentals

Areas for Cabin Rentals at Mount Zirkel/Park Range Area

Rock Climbing

Lake and Pond Fishing

Areas for Lake and Pond Fishing at Mount Zirkel/Park Range Area

River and Stream Fishing

Areas for River and Stream Fishing at Mount Zirkel/Park Range Area

Viewing Wildlife

Viewing Plants

Areas for Viewing Plants at Mount Zirkel/Park Range Area

Viewing Scenery

Areas for Viewing Scenery at Mount Zirkel/Park Range Area

OHV Camping

Areas for OHV Camping at Mount Zirkel/Park Range Area

OHV Road Riding

Areas for OHV Road Riding at Mount Zirkel/Park Range Area

OHV Trail Riding

Areas for OHV Trail Riding at Mount Zirkel/Park Range Area

Target Shooting

Areas for Target Shooting at Mount Zirkel/Park Range Area

Interpretive Areas

Areas for Interpretive Areas at Mount Zirkel/Park Range Area

Scenic Driving

Areas for Scenic Driving at Mount Zirkel/Park Range Area

Boating - Non-Motorized

Areas for Boating - Non-Motorized at Mount Zirkel/Park Range Area

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Areas for XC Skiing/Snowshoeing at Mount Zirkel/Park Range Area

Snowmobiling

Areas for Snowmobiling at Mount Zirkel/Park Range Area

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities