West Elk Wilderness

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West Elk Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Map showing the location of West Elk Wilderness
Map showing the location of West Elk Wilderness
Location Gunnison County, Colorado, USA
Nearest city Gunnison, CO
Coordinates 38°43′17″N 107°15′55″W / 38.7215196341°N 107.265293934°W / 38.7215196341; -107.265293934Coordinates: 38°43′17″N 107°15′55″W / 38.7215196341°N 107.265293934°W / 38.7215196341; -107.265293934[1]
Area 176,412 acres (713.91 km2)
Established 1964
Governing body U.S. Forest Service

The West Elk Wilderness is a U.S. Wilderness Area located northwest of Gunnison, Colorado in the Gunnison National Forest. The area supports large elk and deer populations and is busiest during the fall hunting season.[2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "West Elk Wilderness". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved August 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ "West Elk Wilderness". Wilderness.net. Retrieved August 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ "West Elk Wilderness". U.S. Forest Service. Retrieved August 12, 2012. 
  4. ^ "West Elk Wilderness Area". Colorado Wilderness. Retrieved August 12, 2012.