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Gore Lake Trail

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1.8 mile 2.9 kilometer point to point
72% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 1,195' 364 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 11,380' 3,469 m
Low: 10,185' 3,104 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (7°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)

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Trail shared by Nick Wilder

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

Nick Wilder

Features Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Description

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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  4.3 from 7 votes

#5

in Vail

#6195

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#5

in Vail

#491

in Colorado

#6,195

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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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