hike in Mt. Zirkel Wilderness
Hike through beautiful meadows, swim in alpine lakes, climb up to 12,000 ft (~3650 m).
Mount Zirkel Wilderness is easy to access from Steamboat. It is located within Routt National Forest, in the Sawtooth Range of the Rockies.
Drive west out of Steamboat Springs on Hwy. 40 approximately 2 miles and turn right on Elk River Road (County Road 129). Follow CR 129 about 18 miles to the Seedhouse Road (Forest Development Road 400; also CR 64) and turn right.