Flat Tops Wilderness Area

Northern Colorado

Flat Tops wilderness sits in the White River and Routt National Forests. It protects some 230,000 acres of designated wilderness. There's over 160 miles of trail and 100-plus lakes and ponds in this wilderness.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Northern Colorado attractions

1. Tracks and Trails Museum

14.92 MILES

Hop into this small-town museum for a history lesson on lettuce farmers, trains and coal, baby, coal. The outside mining exhibit is the real draw.

2. Stagecoach State Park

20.53 MILES

Sixteen miles south of Steamboat Springs via US 40, Hwy 131 and Routt County Rd 14, Stagecoach State Park is the nearest inexpensive camping (RV and tent…

3. Marcia Car

25.29 MILES

This private rail car was commissioned in 1906 by David Moffat, a prominent Denver banker who owned a number of gold mines. He was also instrumental in…

4. Museum of Northwest Colorado

25.53 MILES

The hats, chaps and saddles in the cowboy collection are the highlight of this community museum. But it’s the handcrafted and etched spurs and hand-tooled…

5. Bud Werner Memorial Library

27.19 MILES

A perfect indoor break for families, this library has awesome interactive games in the kids' area, a sweet fish tank, free wi-fi and story time. Oh yeah,…

6. Tread of Pioneers Museum

27.34 MILES

A favorite among the area’s community history museums, these restored Victorian homes host an even-handed display about the history of the Native…

7. Fish Creek Falls

29.16 MILES

Just 5 miles out of town, Fish Creek Falls is a wonderful hike for families. The 0.8-mile loop takes you to a scenic overlook with views across to the…