Byers Peak Wilderness
|Byers Peak Wilderness|
|Location||Grand County, Colorado, USA|
|Nearest city||Fraser, CO|
|Area||8,913 acres (36.07 km2)|
|Governing body||U.S. Forest Service|
The Byers Peak Wilderness is a U.S. Wilderness Area located in Arapaho National Forest in north central Colorado. The 8,913-acre (36.07 km2) wilderness was established in 1993 and named after its highest point, Byers Peak. Byers Peak was named after William N. Byers, the first mayor of Hot Sulphur Springs and the founder of Colorado's first newspaper, the Rocky Mountain News. The wilderness contains two glacial lakes, two peaks over 12,500 feet (3,800 m), and 23 miles (37 km) of trails.