Hunter–Fryingpan Wilderness

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Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Linkins Lake.JPG
Linkins Lake in the Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness
Map showing the location of Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness
Map showing the location of Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness
LocationPitkin County, Colorado, United States
Nearest cityAspen, CO
Coordinates39°12′00″N 106°37′00″W / 39.20000°N 106.61667°W / 39.20000; -106.61667[1]Coordinates: 39°12′00″N 106°37′00″W / 39.20000°N 106.61667°W / 39.20000; -106.61667[1]
Area82,026 acres (331.95 km2)
Governing bodyU.S. Forest Service

The Hunter–Fryingpan Wilderness is a U.S. Wilderness Area located in White River National Forest east of Aspen, Colorado. The 82,026-acre (331.95 km2) wilderness established in 1978 includes the headwaters of Hunter Creek and the Fryingpan River plus many peaks of the Williams Mountains. It borders on the Mount Massive Wilderness to the east, separated only by the continental divide. There are 50 miles (80 km) of trails in the wilderness area.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  2. ^ "Hunter=Fryingpan Wilderness". Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  3. ^ "Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness". Colorado Wilderness. Retrieved August 10, 2012.