Buffalo Peaks Wilderness

Buffalo Peaks Wilderness

Buffalo Peaks Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Map showing the location of Buffalo Peaks Wilderness
Map showing the location of Buffalo Peaks Wilderness
Location Park / Chaffee / Lake counties, Colorado, USA
Nearest city Leadville, CO
Coordinates [1]
Area 43,410 acres (175.7 km2)
Established 1993
Governing body U.S. Forest Service

The Buffalo Peaks Wilderness is a U.S. Wilderness Area located in San Isabel and Pike National Forests in central Colorado. The 43,410-acre (175.7 km2) wilderness was named after two highly eroded volcanic mountains, East Buffalo Peak and West Buffalo Peak, in the Mosquito Range and was established in 1993.[2][3] The wilderness contains Colorado's largest herd of bighorn sheep.

References

  1. ^ "Buffalo Peaks Wilderness".  
  2. ^ "Buffalo Peaks Wilderness". Wilderness.net. Retrieved August 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Special Places". Pike and San Isabel National Forests. Retrieved August 8, 2012.