North Trail

Vail, Colorado
Elevation Gain760ft
Trailhead Elevation8,057ft
Elevation Min/Max8057/8161ft
Elevation Start/End8057/8057ft

North Trail

North Trail is a hiking trail in Vail, Colorado. It is within White River National Forest. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 8,057 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 760 feet.

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Best Easy Day Hikes Vail (Falcon Guides)
Maryann Gaug
"This pleasant hike takes you through various types of vegetation to sparkly little Buffehr Creek. You first pass aspen trees with pink Woods’ rose underneath. The trail then crosses an open grassy area with a great view of unnamed pointy peaks in the Gore Range to the east (right). A big log provides a nice viewpoint up Buffehr Creek before the trail descends through thick thimbleberry bushes to the creek below."
Maryann Gaug
"This pleasant hike traverses a hillside through various types of vegetation on the north side of Vail. This trail is popular with mountain bikers and hikers. You can enjoy views of Vail and the ski area along the first part of the trail, which passes through bushes and sagebrush meadow. After several switchbacks, Mount of the Holy Cross and Mount Jackson poke above the hills to the southwest. The trail wanders through aspen forest, especially beautiful in autumn when the leaves are golden. The featured hike reaches its turnaround at the junction with the Buffehr Creek Trail, but directions are included for a shorter point-to-point hike."

Trail Information

Nearby City
USDA Forest Service, Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District, 24747 US 24, Minturn; (970) 827-5715; www.fs.usda.gov/whiteriver
Local Contacts
USGS Vail West; Nat Geo Trails Illustrated 108 Vail/Frisco/ Dillon; Latitude 40˚ Vail and Eagle Valley Trails; USFS White River National Forest map
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