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Gore Creek Campground

Capacity: 120 People
Elevation: 8,700 Feet (2712.0 Meters)
Length of Stay: 10 Days
Number of Sites: 25
Reservation Contact: N/A
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

Gore Creek Campground
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Gore Creek Campground

Located in a forested canyon along Gore Creek, this campground is the most popular on the district because of its close proximity to Vail. Nearby, there are several trails into the Eagle's Nest Wilderness and the Vail Pass Tenmile Canyon Bicycle Trail.


Campsites: 25

Water: Hand Pump

Tables: Available

Fire Grates: Available

Toilets: Vault Type

Electric Hookups: Not Available

Dump Station: Not Available

Campground Host: Yes
Level of Use: High
Trash Service: Available

Directions from Vail: Proceed east on I-70 approximately 4 miles to exit 180, the East Vail exit. Turn right (south) from the off-ramp onto the frontage road. Follow the frontage road to the road closure gate, approximately 2 miles. The campground is adjacent to the gate.

Directions from Beaver Creek: Proceed east on I-70 approximately 13 miles to exit 180, the East Vail exit. Turn right (south) from the off-ramp onto the frontage road. Follow the frontage road to the road closure gate, approximately 2 miles. The campground is adjacent to the gate.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day or September (NOTE: Seasons vary depending on snow depth and weather) .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Prices subject to change. Inc

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
OPEN 05/28/01. Closes 10/30/01 Updated: 2001-05-16 14:27:00.0

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Recommend to a Friend: Highly

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Gore Creek Campground
ICON Cold Water Fishing
ICON Hiking & Walking Several nearby trails access the Eagle's Nest Wilderness.
ICON Lodging 5 miles west on I-70 in Vail
ICON Mountain Biking surrounding area
ICON Picnicking
ICON Road Biking Vail Pass/Tenmile Canyon Bicycle Trail

Nearby Services

Gas Station: Regional chain (Private - Profit) Directions: 4 miles west on I-70 to Vail.

Nearest Hospital: local (Private - Profit) Directions: 5 miles west on I-70 in Vail

Related Activities
Davos Four-Wheel Drive Road - This short road on the west end of Vail is most popular with mountain bikers. It offers great views from the radio tower at the end.

Eagles Nest Wilderness-Vail side - The Eagles Nest Wilderness straddles the Gore Range, to the east of Vail. The western portion of the wilderness area lies in the Holy Cross Ranger District and the eastern portion lies in the Dillon Ranger District.

Gore Creek General Forest Area - The Gore Creek General Forest Area includes the entire Gore Creek drainage, which runs from Dowd's Junction to Vail Pass and the Gore Range.

Meadow Mountain/ Line Shack Trail - This trail follows an old road from the Holy Cross Ranger District Office, up Meadow Mountain to a small cabin known as the Line Shack.

Red Sandstone/Piney River Ranch Road - Red Sandstone Road provides the main access to a large area north of Vail. The road begins in the town of Vail and is passable in two-wheel drive vehicles.

Shrine Pass Road - The Shrine Pass Road is an improved gravel road which runs from Redcliff, over Shrine Pass, to the top of Vail Pass.

Two Elk Trail - This National Recreation Trail travels from the Vail Pass Trail, just east of East Vail, up over Two Elk Pass, then down Two Elk Creek into Minturn. It can be traveled in either direction.

More Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Email the Local Ranger

Visitor Information:

Holy Cross Ranger District, 24747 US HWY 24, P.O. Box 190 , Minturn, CO, 81645, Phone: 970-827-5715, Fax: 970-827-9343


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