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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 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
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

Mount Zirkel Wilderness Hiking

  • 227 Miles 365 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 3 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 25 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 15 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Mount Zirkel Wilderness - 41

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6.5 mi 10.4 km #1Red Dirt Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Steamboat Springs, CO
8.6 mi 13.9 km #2Rainbow Lake Trail #1130
Intermediate
Walden, CO
Intermediate
Walden, CO
25.8 mi 41.5 km #3CDT: North Lake to Wyoming Border (CO Sec. 44)
Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
1.1 mi 1.8 km #4Bighorn Lake Trail
Intermediate
Walden, CO
Intermediate
Walden, CO
1.1 mi 1.7 km #5Bear Lakes Trail
Intermediate
Walden, CO
Intermediate
Walden, CO
3.8 mi 6.2 km #6Lone Pine Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Walden, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Walden, CO
7.3 mi 11.7 km #7Gold Creek Lake Trail
Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
3.9 mi 6.4 km #8Bear Creek Trail
Intermediate
Walden, CO
Intermediate
Walden, CO
5.7 mi 9.1 km #9Gilpin Trail
Difficult
Steamboat Springs, CO
Difficult
Steamboat Springs, CO
2.9 mi 4.7 km #10Mica Basin Trail #1162
Intermediate/Difficult
Walden, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Walden, CO

Photos of Mount Zirkel Wilderness - 33

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Getting close to Rainbow Lake. Always great to see snow in the summer.
Feb 10, 2016 near Steambo…, CO
The shore of Upper Rainbow Lake.
Feb 10, 2016 near Steambo…, CO
"Look, an opening in the clouds!"
Aug 10, 2016 near Walden, CO
A peaceful evening at Bear Lakes taking in the sunset on Bear Mountain.
Oct 24, 2016 near Walden, CO
The lush lower Gold Creek meadows.
Jul 10, 2017 near Walden, CO
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
Coming down to Gilpin Lake.
Jul 19, 2022 near Walden, CO