Mount Zirkel facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMount Zirkel
View of West face of Mt. Zirkel in Mt. Zirkel Wilderness in northern Colorado, taken from Fryingpan Basin
|Elevation||12,185 ft (3,714 m)|
|Prominence||3,470 ft (1,058 m)|
|Isolation||37.66 mi (60.61 km)|
|Listing||Colorado county high points 36th|
|Location||Jackson County and the high point of Routt County, Colorado, U.S.|
|Parent range||Highest summit of the
|Topo map||USGS 7.5' topographic map
Mount Zirkel, Colorado
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. Mount Zirkel was named in honor of German geologist Ferdinand Zirkel.
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