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Game Creek Trail

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Length


3.6 Miles 5.9 Kilometers


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Ascent

-2,399' -731 m

Descent

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

10,326' 3,147 m

High

7,927' 2,416 m

Low

Shared By Nick Wilder

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A beautiful climb and/or descent just outside the ski area.

Nick Wilder

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Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Description

This is a tough climb or descent, but if you're looking for some solitude away from the ski area, this is a good bet. You can start at the top by riding the gondola, or go up and down from Minturn.

If doing it one-way from the top of the ski area: leave the ski area and leave the crowds behind as you head down the ridge west of Eagle Bahn gondola terminal. You'll be on top of the ridge for a while in great aspens. Turn left at the one intersection (the Matterhorn trail goes to the right). Follow an old road to a beautiful meadow and Game Creek. Follow the creek down mostly easy trail for quite a while until near the end, where you leave the creek and pop out in a small neighborhood right in Minturn.

Though the trail is not hard, it feels much more remote than most Vail trails and is something of an adventure.

Flora & Fauna

The aspen forest is spectacular, and depending on the time of year, you might find wildflowers, elk, deer, moose, and maybe a snake on a sunny rock.

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Sep 15, 2018
Dirk Stugg
Jun 29, 2018
John Monk
May 28, 2018
Andrew Ramsey
Memorial Day with Cheryle and Jacob and the Ramsey Crew
Aug 27, 2016
Steven Keystone
With David and Rondi

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 4 votes

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