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blueBlack Gore Range Trail #60

Trail

48.7 mile 78.4 kilometer point to point
85% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 9,565' 2,915 m
Descent: -9,021' -2,749 m
High: 11,886' 3,623 m
Low: 8,748' 2,666 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 45% (24°)

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Trail shared by Matthew Coye

Some solid elevation gains and loss on this trail as it tames multiple alpine passes.

Matthew Coye

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Open to run/Horse Only. The trail enters the Eagles Nest Wilderness Area.

Description

The Gore Range Trail runs the north-south length of the Dillon Ranger District portion of the Eagles Nest Wilderness. The trail begins at the Copper Mountain exit (196) along Interstate 70 and finishes in the Spring Creek area north of Green Mountain Reservoir.

The trail climbs over Uneva and Eccles Passes before dropping below tree-line. It then climbs in and out of numerous drainages as it travels north. The Gore Range Trail is named after Sir St. George Gore, an Irish nobleman, who led a hunting expedition across this mountain range in 1853. Jim Bridger, aka King of the Mountain Men, served as his guide. They crossed what is now the Gore Range and hunted extensively in the Vail area.

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  4.0 from 5 votes

#5

in Gore Range

#6317

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#5

in Gore Range

#555

in Colorado

#6,317

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