Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness

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Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
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Location Summit County, Colorado, United States
Nearest city Dillon, CO
Coordinates 40°21′00″N106°30′00″W / 40.35000°N 106.50000°W / 40.35000; -106.50000 Coordinates: 40°21′00″N106°30′00″W / 40.35000°N 106.50000°W / 40.35000; -106.50000 [1]
Area 12,760 acres (51.6 km2)
Established 1993
Governing body U.S. Forest Service

The Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness is a U.S. Wilderness Area located north of Dillion, Colorado in the Williams Fork Mountains. The 12,760-acre (51.6 km2) wilderness was established in 1993 in the White River and Routt National Forests. [2] [3] [4]

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