Gore Range Trail is a 41.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Silverthorne, CO that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until August. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
The Gore Range Trail is a 45 mile trail with several other trails that branch off.
will definitely go back to backpack/camp
Great Loop Trail from Eaglesmere, to Gore Trail to Surprise Trail with an overnight stay at Upper Cataract Lake. Had rain and hail but the views were great
Great trip. went in late June, and still some tough parts to pass b/c of snow. This was only when you went on parts of the trail that go up to lakes or something else. The main trail was good and muddy, but easy to follow.
The Gore Range Trail was my first backpacking trip. My brother and I took the short drive to Dillon and made a 6 hour trip to Salmon Lake.
The way to Salmon Lake is along the Gore Range Trail. There are a few spots on the way that were breathtaking and we saw three or four people along the way. Once we hit the last mile or so the hike became a little more challenging. You'll know you've reached this point once the trail merges near the rock slide. We arrived at the lake around 5pm. With the exception of the roaming goat, we were the only two up there.
The next morning we woke up to poor weather. It rained in the morning and through the afternoon. We woke up early, ate breakfast next to the fire, took a few photos and started the hour hike to the Willow Lakes.
The Willow Lakes are beautiful. The hike from Salmon to Willow is fairly easy, it was a little more challenging because it was muddy next to the creek due to the amount of rain. There are several spots where we thought we had reached the "big" lake and were fooled. I highly recommend resisting the temptation to stop at one of the lower lakes, the last hundred meters or so are a little more steep but well worth the extra effort.
The top lake amazing. The fish were jumping all day. The group that came up later that day, on horseback, were fly fishing for a few hours and caught several keepers. We spent most of the day relaxing, gathering fire wood, hiding in the tent during the hail storm, and enjoying the scenery.
The next morning we packed everything up and headed back.
Gore Range Trail is huge that has access to many lakes and awesome trails. I guarantee you'll go back!