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Gore Lake Trail

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Alpine meadows lead to a stunning, remote alpine lake high in the Gore Range.


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1.8

Miles

2.9

KM

72%

Runnable

11,380' 3,469 m

High

10,185' 3,104 m

Low

1,195' 364 m

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Down

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

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Features Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

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After running 4.2 miles up the Gore Creek Trail, you'll find this trail branching off to the left up a steep gulch. The first part is quite steep, but pleasantly weaves through fir and aspen forests along streams.

After half a mile, the trail levels out quite a bit, starts passing through meadows, and can be hard to find at times. Make a final turn to the left (west) up a last climb to the lake. If the snow is mostly gone, you can circumnavigate the lake for amazing views of the 10 Mile Range, the Sawatch Range, and of course the Gores all around you.

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Nick Wilder

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  4.4 from 8 votes

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in Vail

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Junction to Gore Lake heads north here (about 4-4.25 miles in). Cross the creek here to continue on Gore Creek Trail. It's confusing, since there's also a trail that heads straight, but that's just to backpacking campsites and not the real trail.
Jul 20, 2020 near Silvert…, CO
Maybe a week too early for the summer season
Apr 28, 2018 near Silvert…, CO
View of Gore Range. Photo from Maria McEvoy with permission.
Aug 11, 2017 near Silvert…, CO
Gore Lake
Jun 28, 2019 near Silvert…, CO

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