Raggeds Wilderness

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Raggeds Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Map showing the location of Raggeds Wilderness
Map showing the location of Raggeds Wilderness
Location Gunnison County, Colorado, USA
Nearest city Crested Butte, CO
Coordinates 38°58′00″N 107°10′00″W / 38.96667°N 107.16667°W / 38.96667; -107.16667Coordinates: 38°58′00″N 107°10′00″W / 38.96667°N 107.16667°W / 38.96667; -107.16667[1]
Area 65,393 acres (264.64 km2)
Established 1980
Governing body U.S. Forest Service

The Raggeds Wilderness is a U.S. Wilderness Area located in the Elk Mountains northwest of Crested Butte, Colorado. The 65,393-acre (264.64 km2) wilderness was established in 1980 in the White River and Gunnison National Forests. Elevations in the wilderness range from 6,840 feet (2,080 m) in Dark Canyon to 13,535 feet (4,125 m) at the summit of Treasure Mountain. Nearly 50 miles (80 km) of trails are within the wilderness.[2][3][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Raggeds Wilderness". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved August 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Raggeds Wilderness". Wilderness.net. Retrieved August 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Raggeds Wilderness". Public Lands Information Center. Retrieved August 12, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Raggeds Wilderness Area". Colorado Wilderness. Retrieved August 12, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Raggeds Wilderness". Colorado's Wild Areas. Retrieved August 12, 2012.