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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)
Prominence 3,470 ft (1,058 m)
Isolation 37.66 mi (60.61 km)
Listing Colorado county high points 36th
Naming
Etymology Ferdinand Zirkel
Geography
Location Jackson County and the high point of Routt County, Colorado, U.S.
Parent range Highest summit of the
Park Range
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Mount Zirkel, Colorado
Climbing
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. Mount Zirkel was named in honor of German geologist Ferdinand Zirkel.

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