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Author:   The Gore Range Group of the Colorado Mountain Club, with Nathan Free
Publisher:   CMC Press
Publication Date:  03/01/2013
Language:   English


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The Best Vail Valley Hikes explores 20 of the more popular and some of the lesser known hiking and snowshoe routes in the valley. Most trailheads are within an hour’s drive of Vail Valley and its namesake ski area. From the mysteriously enchanting Gore Range to the evocative Holy Cross Ridge, and beyond, these hikes represent the best of what the Vail Valley can offer the hiker and snowshoer.

Easy hikes, such as Shrine Ridge and Vail’s Wedding Deck, are wheelchair accessible and offer a great adventure for kids and grandparents. Moderate hikes, including Lonesome Lake and Upper Piney River, are somewhat more demanding and offer splendid views. For a more difficult, all-day excursion, experienced hikers can ascend to the Tuhare Lakes, outside of Minturn.

Author Bio:

As our name says many of our members live in the shadow of the magnificent Gore Range in Summit and Eagle Counties. Members from as far south as Salida and north to Kremmling and from out of state are also part of our group.

The most important aspect that has always united the members with the club is the pleasure of movement in nature, the uplifting excitement of mountain, peak and river experiences and the companionship of people who share those interests.

We strive to provide a wide range of summer and winter activities responding to our members preferences. Our most popular and successful activities and events include hiking, biking, mountain- climbing, back-packing, float trips, downhill, telemark and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, backcountry hut trips, training clinics, picnics and even adventures into the canyons of southern Utah.

Our Group also gives back to our communities by volunteering for highway and trail cleanups.

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