Sandwiched between the Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness to the west and the Byers Peak Wilderness to the north is an area of the Arapaho National Forest with a popular loop hike along the 25-mile South Fork Trail.

Location overview for Vasquez / Byers / Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness Map
When Open? Area Acres Operated By
Year-round; 24 hours a day 16,599 acres US Forest Service:
Sulphur Ranger District
Dogs Allowed? Miles of Trail Max/Min Elev (ft)
Dogs allowed - must be on leash in developed areas 34 8,950ft - 13,550ft

South Fork Loop Hiking Area Trail and Map Finder

Area Hiking Trails:
1 - Access Trail
2 - Campground Access Trail
3 - Campground Connector Trail
4 - Darling Creek Trail #18
5 - Ptarmigan Pass Trail #35
6 - South Fork Trail #21
Area Trailheads:
1 - South Fork Trailhead
2 - Sugarloaf Trailhead
Area Campgrounds:
1 - Sugarloaf Campground