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This short, mellow loop gives the masses easy access to spectacular views.


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0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

Lollipop

10,339' 3,151 m

High

10,315' 3,144 m

Low

41' 12 m

Up

34' 10 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Views · Wildflowers

Description

From the Eagles Nest observation platform just south of the gondola, take the paved path uphill along the ridge. At the fork, head left through the scenic wedding/amphitheater area for views of Holy Cross and Game Creek bowl.

To cut it short and return now, close the loop by returning to the gondola area along the paved path (Eagle's Loop alternate). To extend the trail, take the dirt path west from the far end of the paved loop towards the end of the ridge. Pause at the benches and picnic tables to enjoy the alpine breeze and views before heading back on the front-side of the ridge. Take in the Gore Range views but keep an eye out for Frisbee golf players as this trail passes through their playing field before ending back at the gondola area.

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Megan W

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  3.0 from 1 vote

#12

in Vail Resort

#29360

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#12

in Vail Resort

#2,489

in Colorado

#29,360

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Strolling past wildflowers while admiring the views from Eagle's Loop
Dec 5, 2014 near Vail, CO
Views eastwards towards the Gore Range
Dec 5, 2014 near Vail, CO
Views to the west from Eagle's Loop
Dec 5, 2014 near Vail, CO

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