Byers Peak Wilderness
20 images Created 8 Jan 2019
Byers Peak Wilderness contains two peaks over 12,500 feet (Byers Peak 12,804 and Bills Peak 12,703 feet along with two glacial lakes. The area is home to many species including mountain goats. The Byers Peak Wilderness, established in 1993, encompasses 8,801 acres in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests near Winter Park, Colorado. The wilderness area is named after William N. Byers, founder of Colorado’s first newspaper, the Rocky Mountain News.