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blue Game Creek Trail

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3.6 mile 5.9 kilometer point to point
68% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -2,399' -731 m
High: 10,326' 3,147 m
Low: 7,927' 2,416 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)

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Trail shared by Nick Wilder

A beautiful climb and/or descent just outside the ski area.

Nick Wilder

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Description

This is a tough climb or descent, but if you're looking for some solitude away from the ski area, this is a good bet. You can start at the top by riding the gondola, or go up and down from Minturn.

If doing it one-way from the top of the ski area: leave the ski area and leave the crowds behind as you head down the ridge west of Eagle Bahn gondola terminal. You'll be on top of the ridge for a while in great aspens. Turn left at the one intersection (the Matterhorn trail goes to the right). Follow an old road to a beautiful meadow and Game Creek. Follow the creek down mostly easy trail for quite a while until near the end, where you leave the creek and pop out in a small neighborhood right in Minturn.

Though the trail is not hard, it feels much more remote than most Vail trails and is something of an adventure.

Flora & Fauna

The aspen forest is spectacular, and depending on the time of year, you might find wildflowers, elk, deer, moose, and maybe a snake on a sunny rock.

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#6106

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in Vail Resort

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in Colorado

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