Best camping trails in Mount Zirkel Wilderness, Colorado

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Explore the most popular camping trails in Mount Zirkel Wilderness with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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#1 - Bear Lakes Trail
Mount Zirkel Wilderness
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Length: 14.3 mi • Est. 8 h 11 m
#2 - Black Mountain (West Summit) Trail
Mount Zirkel Wilderness
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 4 h 20 m
Black Mountain Trail to the summit of Black Mountain (10,800'). An easy climb offering sensational views of the Yampa Valley and into Utah and Wyoming. Slater Falls: A half-mile hike to a beautiful 30' waterfall on Slater Creek. Bears Ears Peak: Drive or hike to the top of this prominent Moffat County feature, aptly named for its resemblance to bear's ears. Breathtaking panorama of the Yampa Valley. Be aware of road conditions that may change seasonally.Show more
#3 - Mount Zirkel
Mount Zirkel Wilderness
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Length: 24.8 mi • Est. Multi-day
#4 - Mount Zirkel Summit
Mount Zirkel Wilderness
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Length: 17.9 mi • Est. 9 h 12 m
#5 - Rainbow Lake Trail [CLOSED]
Mount Zirkel Wilderness
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Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 4 h 24 m
Note: As of 09/09/20 Trailhead is opened, but hiking opportunities are limited due to an area closure in place prompted by the Middle Creek Fire. Please see the park's website for up to date information.Show more
#6 - Bear Lakes Trail - 2
Mount Zirkel Wilderness
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Length: 14.7 mi • Est. 8 h 2 m
#7 - Lower Zirkle Circle
Mount Zirkel Wilderness
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Length: 17.6 mi • Est. 9 h 4 m
The "Lower Zirkle Circle" that can be completed in late spring and early summer before the upper Zirkles have cleared of snow. This hike combines Mad Creek and Red Dirt trails. Trail follows a stream far into the Zirkle Wilderness, then doubles back on an overlooking ridge line back to the start. 17.5 mile loop trail. 3 stream crossings.Show more