Hikes in or near Vail

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Hikes in or near Vail

Postby sad2 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:40 pm

Any recommendations on nice hikes in Vail?

Preferably below 12,000 feet and no more than 10-12 miles RT.

Some research I've done so far:

1. Booth Lake
2. Lost Lake


Thanks in advance for your insights.

Will any of these hikes be impacted by the shutdown?
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Re: Hikes in or near Vail

Postby bohlsen » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:42 pm

Either Gore Lake or Deluge Lake in the Gore Range are stunning. They might be getting towards your mileage limit though.
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Re: Hikes in or near Vail

Postby Double Oh Seven » Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:09 pm

Take a look at pitkin lake pretty sure that will meet your criteria

The other ones mentioned already are great options as well
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Re: Hikes in or near Vail

Postby BHallDDS » Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:59 pm

I second the recommendation on Gore Lake and Deluge Lake. I believe it's something like a 12 mile round trip to Gore Lake and then just a little farther if you wanna get to Snow Lake. Right now with the fall foliage the hike up into Gore Lake is gorgeous and it's a pretty moderate hike, nothing difficult.
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Re: Hikes in or near Vail

Postby PaliKona » Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:42 pm

Even a shorter hike up to Booth Falls would be gorgeous. Then, if you continue towards the lake, it just gets more beautiful every step.
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Re: Hikes in or near Vail

Postby sad2 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:43 pm

Thanks all for the recommendations.

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