Buffalo Peaks Wilderness

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Buffalo Peaks Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
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Location Park / Chaffee / Lake counties, Colorado, USA
Nearest city Leadville, CO
Coordinates 39°03′00″N106°09′00″W / 39.05000°N 106.15000°W / 39.05000; -106.15000 [1] Coordinates: 39°03′00″N106°09′00″W / 39.05000°N 106.15000°W / 39.05000; -106.15000 [2]
Area43,410 acres (175.7 km2)
Established1993
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. [3] [4] The wilderness contains Colorado's largest herd of bighorn sheep.

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References

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  2. "Buffalo Peaks Wilderness". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved August 8, 2012.
  3. "Buffalo Peaks Wilderness". Wilderness.net. Retrieved August 8, 2012.
  4. "Special Places". Pike and San Isabel National Forests. Retrieved August 8, 2012.