Buffalo Peaks Wilderness

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Buffalo Peaks Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
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Map showing the location of Buffalo Peaks Wilderness
Map showing the location of Buffalo Peaks Wilderness
Location Park / Chaffee / Lake counties, Colorado, USA
Nearest city Leadville, CO
Coordinates 39°03′00″N 106°09′00″W / 39.05000°N 106.15000°W / 39.05000; -106.15000[1]Coordinates: 39°03′00″N 106°09′00″W / 39.05000°N 106.15000°W / 39.05000; -106.15000[1]
Area 43,410 acres (175.7 km2)
Established 1993
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.[2][3] The wilderness contains Colorado's largest herd of bighorn sheep.

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