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Lower Fireweed

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 3.0 (1)

A low intensity way to sample the views on Vail mountain.


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.8

KM

94%

Runnable

10,299' 3,139 m

High

10,147' 3,093 m

Low

71' 22 m

Up

195' 59 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Views · Wildflowers

Runner Notes

The packed dirt surface is smooth and easy footing.

Description

Lower Fireweed is an enjoyable walk in either direction, and is often combined with Upper Fireweed to make a mellow loop. Head east on a service road from the Eagles Nest gondola area past the ropes courses and tubing hill, initially following signs for Berry Picker. When it is time to turn off the service road and onto trail, there will be signs designating the start of Fireweed.

Lower Fireweed gently transverses multiple ski runs covered with wildflowers, always with the Gore Range as a spectacular backdrop. The shady forested sections are carpeted with lush eye-popping green foliage and interpretive signs line the trail. End by returning via the Upper Fireweed trail, or taking the short pitch uphill under the Gondola One line to the mid-Vail area. Note: bikes are not allowed on this trail.

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Megan W

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 1 vote

#10

in Vail Resort

#26012

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#10

in Vail Resort

#2,207

in Colorado

#26,012

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Photos

Gore Range providing the backdrop for Upper Fireweed hikers
Dec 5, 2014 near Vail, CO
Fields of colorful wildflowers delight hikers
Dec 5, 2014 near Vail, CO
Easy trail surface
Dec 5, 2014 near Vail, CO
Wildflower meadows in abundance
Dec 5, 2014 near Vail, CO
Views west from Upper Fireweed
Dec 5, 2014 near Vail, CO
Gentle open slopes of Upper Fireweed
Dec 5, 2014 near Vail, CO

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