Sarvis Creek Wilderness

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Sarvis Creek Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
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Location Grand / Routt counties, Colorado, USA
Nearest city Steamboat Springs, CO
Coordinates 40°14′00″N106°41′00″W / 40.23333°N 106.68333°W / 40.23333; -106.68333 Coordinates: 40°14′00″N106°41′00″W / 40.23333°N 106.68333°W / 40.23333; -106.68333 [1]
Area 47,140 acres (190.8 km2)
Established 1993 (1993)
Governing body U.S. Forest Service

The Sarvis Creek Wilderness is a U.S. Wilderness Area located south of Steamboat Springs, Colorado in the Routt National Forest. The area is named after the Sarvis Timber Company, which once logged the area. The area contains no alpine tundra, in contrast to most wilderness areas in Colorado. There are over 20 miles (32 km) of trails in the wilderness. [2] [3] [4]

Steamboat Springs, Colorado City in Colorado, United States

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Alpine tundra biome

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References

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