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Gore Lake Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.8 mile 2.9 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,195' 364 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 11,380' 3,469 m
Low: 10,185' 3,104 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (7°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)

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Trail shared by Nick Wilder

Alpine meadows lead to a stunning, remote alpine lake high in the Gore Range.

Nick Wilder

Features Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Description

After hiking 4.2 miles up the Gore Creek Trail, you'll find this trail branching off to the left up a steep gulch. The first part is quite steep, but pleasantly weaves through fir and aspen forests along streams.

After half a mile, the trail levels out quite a bit, starts passing through meadows, and can be hard to find at times. Make a final turn to the left (west) up a last climb to the lake. If the snow is mostly gone, you can circumnavigate the lake for amazing views of the 10 Mile Range, the Sawatch Range, and of course the Gores all around you.

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Aug 5, 2019
Gus Long
Jul 7, 2019
Hunter Dudley
Fairly full snow coverage with postholing from the end of the initial incline to the lake, which is still frozen. Seems to be melting fast!
Oct 3, 2018
Jon D
From trailhead to lake. 7.2mi
Aug 4, 2018
Jake K
Beautiful hike to alpine lake. Fairly steep at multiple points including the first push from Gore Creek Trail to Gore Lake but worth it — 8h 00m
Jul 30, 2018
Heather Smallpage
Jul 17, 2018
Sophia Vancouver
Brutal uphill. Beautiful wildflowers. Mountain goats at the lake. Mosquitos mid July. Camped for 2 nights 1.8mi
Jul 15, 2018
Alison Vancouver
Camped 2 nights at the lake. Beautiful!! Mountain goats chilled out with us during the day. Hike was tough with the elevation, much easier going down 1.8mi
Sep 8, 2016
Jacek Czyz
As a approach to Snow Lake

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  4.3 from 7 votes

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in Vail

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#6

in Vail

#472

in Colorado

#5,626

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