Fossil Ridge Wilderness

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Fossil Ridge Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Map showing the location of Fossil Ridge Wilderness
Map showing the location of Fossil Ridge Wilderness
Location Gunnison County , Colorado, USA
Nearest city Gunnison, CO
Coordinates 38°41′00″N 106°38′00″W / 38.68333°N 106.63333°W / 38.68333; -106.63333Coordinates: 38°41′00″N 106°38′00″W / 38.68333°N 106.63333°W / 38.68333; -106.63333[1]
Area 13,992 acres (56.62 km2)
Established 1993
Governing body U.S. Forest Service

The Fossil Ridge Wilderness is a U.S. Wilderness Area located approximately 16 miles (26 km) north of Gunnison, Colorado in the Gunnison National Forest. Elevation on the limestone ridge rise above 13,000 feet (4,000 m), and elk, deer, mountain goats, and bighorn sheep can be found in the wilderness.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fossil Ridge Wilderness". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Fossil Ridge Wilderness". Wilderness.net. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Fossil Ridge Wilderness". Colorado Wilderness. Retrieved August 10, 2012.