|Indian Peaks Wilderness|
|IUCN Category Ib (Wilderness Area)|
|Nearest city||Boulder, CO|
|Area||76,586 acres (310 km²)|
|Governing body||U.S. Forest Service|
The Indian Peaks Wilderness is a wilderness area in north central Colorado managed by the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest. A wilderness area is a region where the land is in a natural state where impacts from human activities are minimal—that is as a Wilderness. The State of Colorado ( or chiefly by nonresidents) is a state located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States of America. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Boulder is a Home Rule Municipality that is the County seat and most populous city of Boulder County, Colorado, in the United States The US National Wilderness Preservation System protects federally managed land areas that are of a pristine condition The State of Colorado ( or chiefly by nonresidents) is a state located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States of America. Arapaho National Forest is a National Forest located in north-central Colorado, United States. The Roosevelt National Forest is a National Forest located in north central Colorado. The wilderness area borders Rocky Mountain National Park to the north, and the James Peak Wilderness to the south, and straddles the Continental Divide. James Peak Wilderness is a wilderness area in north central Colorado managed by the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest. A continental divide is a line of elevated Terrain which forms a border between two watersheds such that Water falling on one side of the line eventually The area receives high visitation due to its proximity to the Denver metropolitan area. The City and County of Denver (pronounced /ˈdɛnvɚ/ is the Capital and the most populous city of Colorado, in the United States
The area encompasses a stretch of the Front Range. The Front Range is a Mountain range of the Rocky Mountains of North America that is located in the north-central portion of the U It includes 7 peaks over 13,000 feet in elevation. The highest point is North Arapaho Peak at 13,502 feet. The peaks are all within 100 feet of elevation of each other. A portion of the area, encompassing the headwaters of North Boulder Creek, is closed to the public as it is the City of Boulder watershed. Boulder is a Home Rule Municipality that is the County seat and most populous city of Boulder County, Colorado, in the United States
Many of the peaks inside the wilderness area are named after western Native American tribes. Ethnographers commonly classify Indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada into ten geographical regions with shared cultural traits The naming scheme was the idea of botany teacher Ellsworth Bethel. Botany, plant science(s, phytology, or plant biology is a branch of Biology and is the scientific study of plant Life By 1914, few of the peaks between Longs Peak and the Arapaho Peaks had names. Year 1914 ( MCMXIV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year In the spring of that year Bethel, inspired by the established name of the Arapaho Peaks, settled on 11 tribal names for various summits along the Divide. The United States Board on Geographic Names kept 6 of his names: Apache Peak, Arikaree Peak, Kiowa Peak, Navajo Peak, Ogalalla Peak and Pawnee Peak. The United States Board on Geographic Names (BGN is a United States federal body whose purpose is to establish and maintain uniform usage of geographic He later added Paiute Peak, as his use of the Ute band was denied due to too many other Colorado features sharing that name. Other names, including Shoshoni Peak, Hiamovi Mountain, Satanta Peak and Watanga Mountain were added later.
The Indian Peaks were visited by Native Americans for several thousand years. Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States The Arapaho tribe lived and hunted in the area during the summer months, though little evidence remains of their activities. The Arapaho (in French: Gens de Vache) tribe of Native Americans historically living on the eastern plains of Colorado and Wyoming
Mining took place in the 1870's near the Arapaho Peaks. Year 1870 ( MDCCCLXX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Later, a road was built to Arapaho Pass but never completed. The mining turned up little more than low-grade ore, and the mines were eventually abandoned. Remnants of mining activity is still found along the Arapaho Pass trail.
A plane crash from the 1940's exists on Navajo Peak, not very far from the summit. Year 1940 ( MCMXL) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
The area of the Indian Peaks were included in Eno Mills' original proposed boundaries for Rocky Mountain National Park. They were removed from the proposal after compromising with local and mining interests. Park superintendents tried to annex the Indian Peaks over the years, but the area would not receive protected status until 1978 when Congress designated the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area.
Most visitors hike along the many trails, visiting high passes, lakes and waterfalls enroute. The word 'hiking' is understood in all English-speaking countries but there are differences in usage The area also contains many notable mountaineering routes. “Alpinist” redirects here See also Alpinist (magazine Mountaineering is the Sport, Hobby or Profession of The busiest area is Brainard Lake, which hosts several trailheads and a campground. Fishing is also found in many of the lakes and streams within the wilderness. For the computer security term see Phishing. Fishing is the activity of catching Fish. In the winter, snowshoeing and cross country skiing are popular. Development of snowshoes Origins Before humanity built snowshoes nature provided examples Cross-country skiing (also known as XC skiing) is a Winter sport popular in many countries with large snowfields primarily Northern Europe,