Gore Creek Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Eagle County, Colorado. It is within White River National Forest and Eagles Nest Wilderness Area. It is 5.8 miles long and begins at 8,697 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,852 feet. Near the trailhead there is a parking. The Gore Creek Graves and Graves yards can be seen along the trail.
Gore Creek Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"The Gore Creek Trail climbs steeply at first and then undulates above or along rough- and- tumble Gore Creek. Ascending the drainage, you roam through coniferous forest and
open meadows and past aspen trees, lush bushes, and colorful
wildflowers—a new scene around each bend. The hike ends
at the bridge over Deluge Creek, but you can turn around
sooner where there’s a nice place to enjoy the cascading creek."
--Maryann Gaug, Best Easy Day Hikes Vail (Falcon Guides).
"The Gore Creek Trail climbs steeply at first then undulates above or along rough-and-tumble Gore Creek. Ascending the drainage, you roam through coniferous forest and open meadows, past aspen trees, lush bushes, and colorful wildflowers—a new scene around each bend. After 4.4 miles the trail to Gore Lake passes the Recen brothers’ graves, climbing very steeply for a while, then winds through a gorgeous area until reaching the lake, nestled in a cirque beneath craggy peaks. Many nice lunch spots can be found to enjoy the lake and ridges."
--Maryann Gaug, Best Hikes Near Breckenridge and Vail (Falcon Guides).
"Starting by Bighorn Road at Vail’s east entrance, this featured section of the paved Gore Valley Trail offers an easy walk along Gore Creek past willows, aspens, lodgepole pines, and grassy meadows.Enjoy the scenery from benches and ADA-accessible picnic tables along the way. Three different turnaround points are suggested."
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