Byers Peak Wilderness

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Byers Peak Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
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Map showing the location of Byers Peak Wilderness
Map showing the location of Byers Peak Wilderness
LocationGrand County, Colorado, USA
Nearest cityFraser, CO
Coordinates39°51′50″N 105°56′50″W / 39.86389°N 105.94722°W / 39.86389; -105.94722[1]Coordinates: 39°51′50″N 105°56′50″W / 39.86389°N 105.94722°W / 39.86389; -105.94722[1]
Area8,913 acres (36.07 km2)
Governing bodyU.S. Forest Service

The Byers Peak Wilderness is a U.S. Wilderness Area located in Arapaho National Forest in north central Colorado. The 8,913-acre (36.07 km2) wilderness was established in 1993 and named after its highest point, Byers Peak. Byers Peak was named after William N. Byers, the first mayor of Hot Sulphur Springs and the founder of Colorado's first newspaper, the Rocky Mountain News. The wilderness contains two glacial lakes, two peaks over 12,500 feet (3,800 m), and 23 miles (37 km) of trails.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Byers Peak Wilderness". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved August 8, 2012.
  2. ^ "Byers Peak Wilderness". U.S. Forest Service. Retrieved August 8, 2012.
  3. ^ "Byers Peak Wilderness". Retrieved August 8, 2012.