The Vasquez Mountains are a sub-range of the Front Range. This range is "L-shaped" and is home to several rarely-hiked summits. Most summits in the Vasquez Mountains are near 12,000 ft in elevation, offering solitude. Two Wilderness Areas lie within the confines of these mountains: the Vasquez Peak Wilderness in the south and the Byers Peak Wilderness in the north. The Vasquez Mountains begin at Berthoud Pass and the Fraser River Valley and extend west to the Williams Fork River, and then north to Bottle Peak. Generally speaking, the Vasquez Mountains are gentle; however, some areas on the eastern side of the range consist of prominate glaciated cirques.