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Mount Zirkel Wilderness

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Gems in Mount Zirkel Wilderness - 1

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gem Favorite The shore of Upper Rainbow Lake.

Rainbow Lake

(2) Steambo…, CO

Recommended Routes in Mount Zirkel Wilderness - 2

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Favorite Looking down on Gilpin Lake from halfway up the pass.
Intermediate/Difficult

Zirkel Circle

10.4 mi 16.8 km 2,360' Up 719.41 m Up 2,363' Down 720.25 m Down

Steambo…, CO
Favorite The shore of Upper Rainbow Lake.
Intermediate

Rainbow Lake

8.5 mi 13.7 km 1,376' Up 419.46 m Up 1,376' Down 419.49 m Down

Walden, CO

Mount Zirkel Wilderness Running

  • 274 Miles 441 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 4 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 28 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 13 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Mount Zirkel Wilderness - 43

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8.6 mi 13.9 km #1Rainbow Lake Trail #1130
Intermediate
Walden, CO
Intermediate
Walden, CO
21.1 mi 33.9 km #2CDT: Buffalo Pass to North Lake (CO Sec. 43)
Intermediate/Difficult
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Steamboat Springs, CO
8.0 mi 12.9 km #3Luna Lake Trail #1168.1
Intermediate/Difficult
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Steamboat Springs, CO
5.8 mi 9.4 km #4Three Island Trail #1163
Intermediate/Difficult
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Steamboat Springs, CO
5.7 mi 9.1 km #5Gilpin Trail
Difficult
Steamboat Springs, CO
Difficult
Steamboat Springs, CO
7.3 mi 11.7 km #6Gold Creek Lake Trail
Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
0.7 mi 1.1 km #7Lake Katherine Trail #1157.1
Difficult
Walden, CO
Difficult
Walden, CO
3.9 mi 6.4 km #8Bear Creek Trail
Intermediate
Walden, CO
Intermediate
Walden, CO
3.8 mi 6.2 km #9Lone Pine Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Walden, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Walden, CO
2.0 mi 3.1 km #10Crags Trail #1182.1
Difficult
Steamboat Springs, CO
Difficult
Steamboat Springs, CO

Photos of Mount Zirkel Wilderness - 28

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Looking down on Gilpin Lake from halfway up the pass.
Jun 26, 2018 near Walden, CO
Heading up to Gilpin Lake, late June.
Jun 26, 2018 near Walden, CO
The shore of Upper Rainbow Lake.
Feb 10, 2016 near Steambo…, CO
The lush lower Gold Creek meadows.
Jul 10, 2017 near Walden, CO
Getting close to Rainbow Lake. Always great to see snow in the summer.
Feb 10, 2016 near Steambo…, CO
Upper Rainbow Lake looking down the valley.
Feb 10, 2016 near Steambo…, CO
Lower part of the falls at about 1.75 miles in.
Sep 16, 2018 near Walden, CO
A waterfall cascades between the two lakes.
Jul 10, 2017 near Steambo…, CO