Never Summer Wilderness

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Never Summer Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Map showing the location of Never Summer Wilderness
Map showing the location of Never Summer Wilderness
LocationGrand County / Jackson County, Colorado, USA
Nearest cityGrand Lake, CO
Coordinates40°21′00″N 105°56′00″W / 40.35000°N 105.93333°W / 40.35000; -105.93333Coordinates: 40°21′00″N 105°56′00″W / 40.35000°N 105.93333°W / 40.35000; -105.93333[1]
Area21,090 acres (85.3 km2)
Governing bodyU.S. Forest Service

The Never Summer Wilderness is a U.S. Wilderness Area located immediately west of Rocky Mountain National Park in the Never Summer Mountains of Arapaho National Forest in northern Colorado. The wilderness has seven mountains over 12,000 feet (3,700 m) in elevation, with the highest being Howard Mountain at 12,810 feet (3,900 m)[2][3]


  1. ^ "Never Summer Wilderness". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved August 12, 2012.
  2. ^ "Never Summer Wilderness". Retrieved August 12, 2012.
  3. ^ "Never Summer Wilderness Area". Colorado Wilderness. Retrieved August 12, 2012.