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79 mi 127 km of trail 10 Runs

Gems 2 Gems Easy Trails 6 Trails Intermediate Trails 26 Trails Hard Trails 6 Trails

Gems in Eagles Nest Wilderness - 2

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gem Favorite Looking up at Zodiac Spires from North Willow Lake

Zodiac Ridge

(2) Silvert…, CO
gem Favorite A beautiful section of Boulder Creek that is passed on the way to Upper Boulder Lake.

Upper Boulder Lake

(1) Vail, CO

Runs in Eagles Nest Wilderness - 10

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Favorite One more view of Red before dropping down the other side of Eccles Pass
Intermediate/Difficult

Buffalo Mountain Loop

13.4 mi 21.6 km • Loop • 2,976 ft Ascent 907.08 m Ascent

(42) Silvert…, CO
Favorite Gore range
Difficult

Upper Slate Lake

22.7 mi 36.5 km • Out and Back • 4,091 ft Ascent 1247.06 m Ascent

(10) Silvert…, CO
Favorite Hiking up the ridge between South Rock Creek and North Rock Creek.
Very Difficult

Rock Creek Loop

12.1 mi 19.5 km • Loop • 3,123 ft Ascent 951.92 m Ascent

(2) Silvert…, CO
Favorite Mountains in the distance above Lower Cataract Lake
Intermediate/Difficult

Eaglesmere-Surprise Lake Loop

11.0 mi 17.7 km • Loop • 2,294 ft Ascent 699.21 m Ascent

(19) Vail, CO
Favorite I stopped in the meadow and had lunch.
Intermediate

Mesa Cortina to Gore Range Trail Out and Back

8.0 mi 12.9 km • Loop • 918 ft Ascent 279.86 m Ascent

(16) Silvert…, CO
Favorite Final descent to Upper Cataract Lake with Eagles Nest looming in the distance.
Intermediate/Difficult

Upper Cataract Lake

10.4 mi 16.8 km • Out and Back • 2,510 ft Ascent 765.14 m Ascent

(6) Vail, CO
Favorite Final descent to Upper Cataract Lake with Eagles Nest looming in the distance.
Intermediate/Difficult

Long Eaglesmere - Upper Cateract - Surprise Lake Loop

25.3 mi 40.8 km • Point to Point • 4,232 ft Ascent 1289.84 m Ascent

(3) Vail, CO
Favorite Bridge crossings
Intermediate

South Willowbrook Loop

5.0 mi 8.1 km • Point to Point • 805 ft Ascent 245.22 m Ascent

(5) Silvert…, CO
Favorite Staring up into the abyss that is the East Thorne!
Intermediate/Difficult

Salmon Lake

10.3 mi 16.6 km • Out and Back • 2,415 ft Ascent 736.16 m Ascent

(8) Silvert…, CO
Favorite Lower Boulder Lake.
Intermediate

Rock Creek to Lower Boulder Lake

5.7 mi 9.2 km • Out and Back • 1,060 ft Ascent 323.17 m Ascent

(12) Silvert…, CO

Trails in Eagles Nest Wilderness - 28

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6.6 mi 10.6 km #1North Willow Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Silverthorne, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
6.6 mi 10.6 km Silverthorne, CO 14 
2.4 mi 3.8 km #2Buffalo Cabin Trail
Difficult
Silverthorne, CO
Difficult
2.4 mi 3.8 km Silverthorne, CO 18 
1.2 mi 2.0 km #3Red Peak
Very Difficult
Silverthorne, CO
Very Difficult
1.2 mi 2.0 km Silverthorne, CO
3.4 mi 5.5 km #4North Tenmile Creek
Intermediate
Frisco, CO
Intermediate
3.4 mi 5.5 km Frisco, CO 13 
1.5 mi 2.5 km #5Sunrise Trail 9136
Intermediate
Frisco, CO
Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.5 km Frisco, CO
2.6 mi 4.3 km #6Lily Pad Lake Trail #50
Intermediate
Silverthorne, CO
Intermediate
2.6 mi 4.3 km Silverthorne, CO 18 
0.5 mi 0.8 km #7Salmon Lake
Intermediate
Silverthorne, CO
Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.8 km Silverthorne, CO
4.5 mi 7.3 km #8Meadow Creek Trail #33
Intermediate/Difficult
Frisco, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
4.5 mi 7.3 km Frisco, CO
2.1 mi 3.4 km #9Lower Cataract Loop Trail
Intermediate
Vail, CO
Intermediate
2.1 mi 3.4 km Vail, CO
7.3 mi 11.7 km #10Upper Cataract Lake Trail #63
Difficult
Vail, CO
Difficult
7.3 mi 11.7 km Vail, CO
4.8 mi 7.7 km #11Slate Creek Trail
Intermediate
Silverthorne, CO
Intermediate
4.8 mi 7.7 km Silverthorne, CO
2.6 mi 4.2 km #12Surprise Lake Trail #62
Intermediate
Vail, CO
Intermediate
2.6 mi 4.2 km Vail, CO
5.7 mi 9.1 km #13Boulder Lake Trail
Intermediate
Silverthorne, CO
Intermediate
5.7 mi 9.1 km Silverthorne, CO
2.7 mi 4.4 km #14Salt Lick Trail
Intermediate
Silverthorne, CO
Intermediate
2.7 mi 4.4 km Silverthorne, CO
2.2 mi 3.6 km #15North Rock Creek Trail #46
Easy/Intermediate
Silverthorne, CO
Easy/Intermediate
2.2 mi 3.6 km Silverthorne, CO
2.9 mi 4.7 km #16Mesa Cortina Trail
Intermediate
Silverthorne, CO
Intermediate
2.9 mi 4.7 km Silverthorne, CO
3.2 mi 5.2 km #17Harrigan Creek Trail #9099
Intermediate/Difficult
Silverthorne, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
3.2 mi 5.2 km Silverthorne, CO
1.2 mi 1.9 km #18South Willow Falls Crossover
Intermediate
Silverthorne, CO
Intermediate
1.2 mi 1.9 km Silverthorne, CO
2.9 mi 4.7 km #19Eaglesmere Trail #61
Intermediate/Difficult
Silverthorne, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
2.9 mi 4.7 km Silverthorne, CO
3.9 mi 6.2 km #20South Rim Black Creek Trail #64.1A
Difficult
Vail, CO
Difficult
3.9 mi 6.2 km Vail, CO
1.3 mi 2.0 km #21County Road 1831 Connector
Intermediate
Vail, CO
Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.0 km Vail, CO
1.1 mi 1.8 km #22South Willowbrook Trail #9154
Easy/Intermediate
Silverthorne, CO
Easy/Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.8 km Silverthorne, CO
1.8 mi 3.0 km #23Ridge Traverse Primitive Route
Very Difficult
Silverthorne, CO
Very Difficult
1.8 mi 3.0 km Silverthorne, CO
1.4 mi 2.3 km #24Pebble Creek Trail #9095
Intermediate
Silverthorne, CO
Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.3 km Silverthorne, CO
1.0 mi 1.6 km #25North Rock Creek Primitive Route
Intermediate/Difficult
Silverthorne, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
1.0 mi 1.6 km Silverthorne, CO
3.9 mi 6.3 km #26South Rock Creek Route
Difficult
Silverthorne, CO
Difficult
3.9 mi 6.3 km Silverthorne, CO
0.4 mi 0.6 km #27Wheeler Lakes Trail #60.1A
Intermediate
Copper Mountain, CO
Intermediate
0.4 mi 0.6 km Copper Mountain, CO
3.7 mi 6.0 km #28Lost Lake Trail #64
Intermediate
Vail, CO
Intermediate
3.7 mi 6.0 km Vail, CO

Photos of Eagles Nest Wilderness - 102

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Hiking up the ridge between South Rock Creek and North Rock Creek.
Aug 2, 2016 near Silvert…, CO
A beautiful section of Boulder Creek that is passed on the way to Upper Boulder Lake.
Aug 3, 2016 near Vail, CO
One more view of Red before dropping down the other side of Eccles Pass
Mar 14, 2015 near Frisco, CO
From Eccles Pass, enjoy this view looking back at the South Willow Creek drainage.
Jul 5, 2017 near Frisco, CO
A pond on South Rock Creek.
Aug 2, 2016 near Silvert…, CO
Amy "runs" the ridge toward Red Peak. Red Buffalo Pass is below with Eccles Pass beyond.
Jun 29, 2019 near Silvert…, CO
Lots of mountain goats.
Nov 3, 2016 near Silvert…, CO
Lower Boulder Lake.
Aug 3, 2016 near Silvert…, CO