Flat Tops Wilderness

Flat Tops Wilderness

Flat Tops Wilderness
Sunrise over the Flat Tops range
Location Garfield / Rio Blanco / Eagle counties, Colorado, USA
Nearest city Grand Junction, CO
Coordinates

39°56′56″N 107°15′58″W / 39.94889°N 107.26611°W / 39.94889; -107.26611Coordinates: 39°56′56″N 107°15′58″W / 39.94889°N 107.26611°W / 39.94889; -107.26611[1]

Area 235,214 acres (951.88 km2)
Established January 1, 1975
Governing body U.S. Forest Service

The Flat Tops Wilderness Area is the second largest U.S. Wilderness Area in Colorado. It is 235,214 acres (951.88 km2), with 38,870 acres (157.3 km2) in Routt National Forest and 196,344 acres (794.58 km2) in White River National Forest. It was designated a wilderness area in 1975. Trappers Lake, located in the north of the area, was the lake that inspired Arthur Carhart, a U.S. Forest service official, to plea for wilderness preservation.[2][3]


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