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Upper Fireweed

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 3.0 (1)

A low intensity traverse on Vail mountain's frontside with Gore Range views.


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Map Key

1.0

Miles

1.7

KM

95%

Runnable

10,298' 3,139 m

High

10,157' 3,096 m

Low

168' 51 m

Up

44' 14 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Views · Wildflowers

Runner Notes

Packed dirt surface is smooth and easy footing.

Description

Upper Fireweed is an enjoyable run in either direction, and is often combined with Lower Fireweed to make a mellow loop. Smooth trail surface and flat grade make both Upper and Lower Fireweed popular with visitors. From the mid-Vail area, head down a short pitch under the Gondola One lift line to the signed junction of Upper Fireweed. Duck into the shady, forested section of trail were you'll find lush eye-popping green foliage and interpretive signs lining the trail.

Upper Fireweed gently transverses multiple ski runs covered with wildflowers, always with the Gore Range as a spectacular backdrop. Head back to the Eagle's Nest gondola area on service road, past the ropes courses and tubing hill. Note: bikes are not allowed on this trail.

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Megan W

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 1 vote

#11

in Vail Resort

#26145

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#11

in Vail Resort

#2,224

in Colorado

#26,145

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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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