Maroon Bells–Snowmass Wilderness
|Maroon Bells–Snowmass Wilderness|
The Maroon Bells
|Location||Pitkin and Gunnison counties, Colorado, United States|
|Nearest city||Aspen, CO|
|Area||181,535 acres (734.65 km2)|
|Governing body||U.S. Forest Service|
The Maroon Bells–Snowmass Wilderness is a U.S. Wilderness Area located in the Elk Mountains of central Colorado. The 181,535-acre (734.65 km2) wilderness was established in 1980 in the Gunnison and White River national forests. Within its boundaries are 100 miles (160 km) of trails, 6 of Colorado's fourteeners and 9 passes over 12,000 feet (3,700 m). The wilderness is named after the two peaks known as the Maroon Bells as well as Snowmass Mountain.
- "Maroon-Bells Snowmass Wilderness". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
- "Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness". Wilderness.net. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
- "Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area". Colorado Wilderness. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
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