Colorado Wilderness and Forest Maps defined in the State of Colorado.

Wilderness / WSR / WSA locations Official boundary documentation
Buffalo Peaks Wilderness Wilderness-Buffalo-Peaks-1993.zip 
Byers Peak Wilderness Wilderness-Byers-Peak-1993.zip 
Cache La Poudre Wild and Scenic River  
Cache La Poudre Wilderness Wilderness-Cache-La-Poudre-1980.zip 
Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Wilderness-Collegiate-Peaks-1980.zip 
Comanche Peak Wilderness Wilderness-Comanche-Peak-1980.zip 
Eagles Nest Wilderness Wilderness-Eagles-Nest-1976.zip 
Flat Tops Wilderness Wilderness-Flat-Tops-1975.zip 
Fossil Ridge Wilderness Wilderness-Fossil-Ridge-1993.zip 
Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness Wilderness-Greenhorn-Mountain-1993.zip 
Hermosa Creek Wilderness  
Holy Cross Wilderness Wilderness-Holy-Cross-1980.zip 
Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness Wilderness-Hunter-Fryingpan-1978.zip 
Indian Peaks Wilderness Wilderness-Indian-Peaks-2002.zip
Wilderness-Indian-Peaks-1980.zip
Wilderness-Indian-Peaks-1978.zip 
James Peak Wilderness Wilderness-James-Peak-2002.zip 
La Garita Wilderness Wilderness-La-Garita-1993.zip
Wilderness-La-Garita-1980.zip
Wilderness-La-Garita-1964.zip 
Lizard Head Wilderness Wilderness-Lizard-Head-1980.zip 
Lost Creek Wilderness Wilderness-Lost-Creek-1993.zip
Wilderness-Lost-Creek-1980.zip 
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Wilderness-Maroon-Bells-Snowmass-1980.zip
Wilderness-Maroon-Bells-Snowmass-1964.zip 
Mount Evans Wilderness Wilderness-Mount-Evans-1980.zip 
Mount Massive Wilderness Wilderness-Mount-Massive-1980.zip 
Mount Sneffels Wilderness Wilderness-Mount-Sneffels-1980.zip 
Mount Zirkel Wilderness Wilderness-Mount-Zirkel-1993.zip
Wilderness-Mount-Zirkel-1980.zip
Wilderness-Mount-Zirkel-1964.zip 
Neota Wilderness Wilderness-Neota-1980.zip 
Never Summer Wilderness Wilderness-Never-Summer-1993.zip
Wilderness-Never-Summer-1980.zip 
Platte River Wilderness Wilderness-Platte-River-1984.zip 
Powderhorn Wilderness  
Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness Wilderness-Ptarmigan-Peak-1993.zip 
Raggeds Wilderness Wilderness-Raggeds-1993.zip
Wilderness-Raggeds-1980.zip 
Rawah Wilderness Wilderness-Rawah-1980.zip
Wilderness-Rawah-1964.zip 
Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Wilderness-Sangre-de-Cristo-1993.zip 
Sarvis Creek Wilderness Wilderness-Sarvis-Creek-1993.zip 
South San Juan Wilderness Wilderness-South-San-Juan-1993.zip
Wilderness-South-San-Juan-1980.zip 
Spanish Peaks Wilderness Wilderness-Spanish-Peaks-2000.zip 
Uncompahgre Wilderness Wilderness-Uncompahgre-1980.zip 
Vasquez Peak Wilderness Wilderness-Vasquez-Peak-1993.zip 
Weminuche Wilderness Wilderness-Weminuche-1993.zip
Wilderness-Weminuche-1980.zip 
West Elk Wilderness Wilderness-West-Elk-1980.zip
Wilderness-West-Elk-1964.zip 

Our standards of stewardship

Colorado Underground Insider is a local, organization that truly embodies: "Each Action creates a Ripple Effect."

By making a difference in someone's life today, you are a catalyst and inspire others to do the same tomorrow. The fine guidence of "Leave No Trace" Seven Principles...

🙂 The Leave No Trace Seven Principles 👍are the bedrock to guidance to enjoy our natural world in a sustainable way that avoids human-created impacts.

The principles have been adapted so they can be applied in your homes, lives, backyards or backcountry.

Note: click any of the headers below for a much deeper explanation on each principle.

1. Plan Ahead and Prepare

  • Know the regulations and special concerns for the area you'll visit.
  • Prepare for extreme weather, hazards, and emergencies.
  • Schedule your trip to avoid times of high use.
  • Visit in small groups when possible. Consider splitting larger groups into smaller groups.
  • Repackage food to minimize waste.
  • Use a map and compass to eliminate the use of marking paint, rock cairns or flagging.

2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces

  • Durable surfaces include established trails and campsites, rock, gravel, dry grasses or snow.
  • Protect riparian areas by camping at least 200 feet from lakes and streams.
  • Good campsites are found, not made. Altering a site is not necessary.
    • In popular areas:
      • Concentrate use on existing trails and campsites.
      • Walk single file in the middle of the trail, even when wet or muddy.
      • Keep campsites small. Focus activity in areas where vegetation is absent.
      • In pristine areas:
      • Disperse use to prevent the creation of campsites and trails.
      • Avoid places where impacts are just beginning.

3. Dispose of Waste Properly

  • Pack it in, pack it out. Inspect your campsite and rest areas for trash or spilled foods. Pack out all trash, leftover food and litter.
  • Deposit solid human waste in catholes dug 6 to 8 inches deep, at least 200 feet from water, camp and trails. Cover and disguise the cathole when finished.
  • Pack out toilet paper and hygiene products.
  • To wash yourself or your dishes, carry water 200 feet away from streams or lakes and use small amounts of biodegradable soap. Scatter strained dishwater.

4. Leave What You Find

  • Preserve the past: examine, but do not touch cultural or historic structures and artifacts.
  • Leave rocks, plants and other natural objects as you find them.
  • Avoid introducing or transporting non-native species.
  • Do not build structures, furniture, or dig trenches.

5. Minimize Campfire Impacts

  • Campfires can cause lasting impacts to the backcountry. Use a lightweight stove for cooking and enjoy a candle lantern for light.
  • Where fires are permitted, use established fire rings, fire pans, or mound fires.
  • Keep fires small. Only use sticks from the ground that can be broken by hand.
  • Burn all wood and coals to ash, put out campfires completely, then scatter cool ashes.

6. Respect Wildlife

  • Observe wildlife from a distance. Do not follow or approach them.
  • Never feed animals. Feeding wildlife damages their health, alters natural behaviors, and exposes them to predators and other dangers.
  • Protect wildlife and your food by storing rations and trash securely.
  • Control pets at all times, or leave them at home.
  • Avoid wildlife during sensitive times: mating, nesting, raising young, or winter.

7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors

  • Respect other visitors and protect the quality of their experience.
  • Be courteous. Yield to other users on the trail.
  • Step to the downhill side of the trail when encountering pack stock.
  • Take breaks and camp away from trails and other visitors.
  • Let nature's sounds prevail. Avoid loud voices and noises.

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