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Gore Range Trail

  Well, exhilarating or not, you may want to consider parking your tent and self away from trees.  The forests in the Gore and elsewhere in Colorado are dying, particularly and immediately the pines.  The aspens are dealing plague also, but of a fungi and bacterial nature.  Do NOT camp near trees.
Says Humpty Dumpty

 It's been several years since I've been there but let me tell you I'VE NEVER BEEN MORE SCARED IN MY LIFE! We set up our tents just
    before dark as the rain was really starting to come down. The forecast predicted a few small isolated showers along the Continental Davide, earlier in the day. Isolated my ass- it rained hard for about 6 or 7 hours!!! It was around
10pm when I was awaken by a VERY unfamiliar loud crackling, popping, and snapping sound. I've never in my life heard anything that closely resembled the sounds I was hearing. The first one that woke me & lasted about 30 seconds, the next came about 5 minutes later and lasted a few seconds longer. This time after the same noises as before ended, there was a horrific crashing sound that shook the area where my tent was pitched. That's when I realized the tree's  
were falling due to the rain softening the soil around the Tree roots. I thought for  sure one of the up-rooted tree's were going to crush  me & my tent like a Grape. God must have lent a helping hand because in the morning we counted 17 tree's  that fell. One of the 40 foot tree's landed w/ in 20ft of my tent. That was the one that nearly made me soil my pants....... Overall one of the most exhilarating hiking trips ever!!
Says Michael Branham



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These outdoors activities are available near Gore Range Trail.
 Trails Near Gore Range Trail:
Williams Peak Trail, Grand County , 8 miles away
Lily Pad Lake Trail, Summit County , 14 miles away
Miners Creek Trail, Summit County , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Gore Range Trail:
Davis Springs Campground, Summit County , 2 miles away
Prairie Point Campground, Summit County , 2 miles away
McDonald Flats Campground, Summit County , 3 miles away
Cataract Creek, Vail , 5 miles away
Cow Creek Campground, Summit County , 5 miles away
 Whitewater Near Gore Range Trail:
Blue River, Summit/ Grand County , 8 miles away, Class III - 3.8 miles long (Green Mountain Reservoir to Spring Creek Road)
Blue River, Summit County , 8 miles away, Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Blue River Camp Ground to FR 2400)
Arkansas River, Chaffee County , 10 miles away, Class IV - 5 miles long (Numbers Launch to Railroad Bridge Launch)
Gore Creek, Eagle County , 10 miles away, Class III-IV - 9.2 miles long (East Vail Exit (I-70) to Eagle River)
Williams Fork, Grand County , 11 miles away, Class II-IV - 9 miles long (Horseshoe Campground to Williams Fork Reservoir)
 Public Lands Near Gore Range Trail:
Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park - CO , 59 miles away
Arapaho National Forest, Colorado , 12 miles away
White River National Forest, Colorado , 31 miles away
Sylvan State Park, Colorado , 38 miles away
 Hotels Near Gore Range Trail:
Days Inn Silverthorne, Silverthorne , 8 miles away
Manor Vail Lodge, Vail , 12 miles away
Vail Mountain Lodge And Spa, Vail , 12 miles away
Tivoli Lodge At Vail, Vail , 12 miles away
Vails Mountain Haus, Vail , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Gore Range Trail
Upper Piney Lake, Eagle County , 6 miles away
Gore Lake, Eagle County , 9 miles away

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