Mount Zirkel

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Mount Zirkel
Mt. Zirkel from Fryingpan Basin
View of West face of Mt. Zirkel in Mt. Zirkel Wilderness in northern Colorado, taken from Fryingpan Basin
Highest point
Elevation 12,185 ft (3,714 m) [1][2]
Prominence 3,470 ft (1,058 m) [2]
Isolation 37.66 mi (60.61 km) [2]
Listing Colorado county high points 36th
Coordinates 40°49′52″N 106°39′47″W / 40.831208°N 106.663105°W / 40.831208; -106.663105Coordinates: 40°49′52″N 106°39′47″W / 40.831208°N 106.663105°W / 40.831208; -106.663105[3]
Mount Zirkel is located in Colorado
Mount Zirkel
Mount Zirkel
Location Jackson County and the high point of Routt County, Colorado, U.S.[2]
Parent range Highest summit of the
Park Range[2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Mount Zirkel, Colorado[3]
Easiest route hike

Mount Zirkel is the highest summit of the Park Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The prominent 12,185-foot (3,714 m) peak is located in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness of Routt National Forest, 25.9 miles (41.7 km) north-northeast (bearing 19°) of the City of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, United States, on the Continental Divide between Jackson and Routt counties.[1][2][3] Mount Zirkel was named in honor of German geologist Ferdinand Zirkel.[3]


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  1. ^ a b The elevation of Mount Zirkel includes an adjustment of +1.632 m (+5.35 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Mount Zirkel, Colorado". Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Mount Zirkel". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 

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