Gore Range Mountains in Colorado

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Gore Mountain Range

The Gore Mountain Range in Colorado is located in the Eagles Nest Wilderness north of Vail. The area doesn't cover a very large expanse of land, but there are tons of activities to enjoy, such as hiking, climbing, and more.

  • The Gore Mountain Range is approximately 60 miles from Denver.
  • Similar to the Grand Teton Mountain Range of Wyoming, the Gore Mountain Range is bounded by faults that broke and shifted, pushing the mountains up while dropping the valleys.

Overview

The Gore Mountain Range of Colorado provides a picturesque backdrop for recreation amongst rugged peaks and ridges.

Location/Directions

Located in the Eagles Nest Wilderness north of Vail, Colo., the Gore Mountain Range is near the town of Bond, Colo.

  • Eastern Portion of Wilderness:
    Dillon Ranger District
    680 River Parkway
    Silverthorne, CO 80498
    970-468-5400
  • Western Portion of the Wilderness:
    Holy Cross Ranger District
    P.O. Box 190, 24747 US HWY 24
    Minturn, CO, 81645
    Phone: 970-827-5715

Seasons

While the Gore Mountain Range is open for recreation year-round, certain activities are only available seasonally.

Activities

Because the Gore Mountain Range is unique in terms of topography, hiking and rock climbing are popular activities along the steep, unnamed peaks and ridges. The Eaglesmere Lakes trail offers a unique, mirrored view of a jagged, Gore Mountain Range peak along with views of grazing cows and old-growth forests. The trail, 8 miles round trip, is best hiked early June through mid-October. Fishing is also available at many destinations throughout the Gore Mountain Range and is even recommended within the Eaglesmere Lakes.

Throughout the winter season, the Gore Mountain Range becomes a mountaineer’s paradise with technical cold weather ascents.

Additional Info

The pinnacle of the Gore Mountain Range is Mount Powell, a 13,534 ft. peak at the north end of the range. Although the range is often difficult to reach due to lack of mining roads that divide other local mountain ranges, this destination is certainly worth navigating.

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