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Gore Creek Day Hike

Intermediate
 4.0 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Beautiful aspen and conifers along the gushing Gore Creek.


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3.6

Miles

5.8

KM

Out and Back

9,443' 2,878 m

High

8,756' 2,669 m

Low

735' 224 m

Up

735' 224 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Fishing · River/Creek · Wildflowers

Family Friendly Not too steep, with the possibility of playing in the water in a few places if the water level is low and safe.

Overview

This hike simply covers the first portion of the Gore Creek Trail. You can make it as long or short as you like.

Description

From the popular parking on the side of the road, start up the trail and take the right fork in a few hundred yards (the left goes to Deluge Lake). There are a couple steep sections, but you quickly get next to the creek, which is quite beautiful here.

At 1.8 miles in, there are some really nice places on the creek to enjoy a picnic or soak your feet, and it's a good turning point. After that, the trail departs the creek for a while (though the alpine scenery and flowers are better higher).

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Shared By:

Nick Wilder

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 2 votes

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in Vail

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Headed up the Gore Creek Trail.  Photo from Maria McEvoy with permission.
Aug 11, 2017 near Vail, CO
A rocky section of the trail.
Jul 21, 2020 near Vail, CO

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Oct 5, 2020
Erin Andersen
Hike includes lunch stop 4.2mi — 2h 26m
Sep 19, 2020
Lindsey Bradford