Best trails in Eagles Nest Wilderness

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Looking for a great trail in Eagles Nest Wilderness, Colorado? AllTrails has 42 great hiking trails, running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 22 moderate trails in Eagles Nest Wilderness ranging from 2.3 to 18 miles and from 7,995 to 11,919 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Booth Falls
Eagles Nest Wilderness
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 29 m
This hike is a must-do if you're in the Vail area! Situated just off I-70, allot 2-3 hours for this hike, depending on your fitness level. The trail can be very steep, but it is on the moderate site oShow more
#2 - Lily Pad Lake Trail
Eagles Nest Wilderness
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 36 m
Note: Parking at the trailhead is limited to about a dozen spaces. Be sure to arrive early since street parking in the area is also blocked off.Show more
#3 - Upper Piney River Falls Trail
Eagles Nest Wilderness
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 52 m
Please note: As of May 2020, the road leading to the trailhead is closed. The first few miles undulate gently through meadows with good spots for lunch, relaxation, and great views. The trail climbsShow more
#4 - Pitkin Lake Trail
Eagles Nest Wilderness
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 5 h 50 m
This trail enters the Eagles Nest Wilderness. Wilderness regulations exist and are posted at the trailhead. Parking is very limited at this trailhead. Please consider taking the free Town of Vail busShow more
#5 - Buffalo Mountain Trail
Eagles Nest Wilderness
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 4 h 10 m
Buffalo Mountain Trail is a 5.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Silverthorne, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a numbShow more
#6 - Meadow Creek Trail to Lily Pad Lake
Eagles Nest Wilderness
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 53 m
Lily Pad Lake is a popular destination reachable from two different trailheads. This hike starts on Meadow Creek Trail near Frisco, which provides diverse scenery and wildflowers. Buffalo Mountain towShow more
#7 - Booth Lake
Eagles Nest Wilderness
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Length: 10 mi • Est. 6 h 5 m
This trail enters the Eagles Nest Wilderness. Wilderness regulations exist and are posted at the trailhead. Parking is very limited at this trailhead. Please consider taking the free Town of Vail busShow more
#8 - Mesa-Cortina Trail to South Willow Creek Falls
Eagles Nest Wilderness
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 4 h 24 m
This trail enters the Eagles Nest Wilderness where it winds through aspen groves and crosses open meadows where you have great views of the Williams Fork Range, Dillon Reservoir and the entire Blue RiShow more
#9 - Gore Lake
Eagles Nest Wilderness
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Length: 12.5 mi • Est. 6 h 59 m
This trail enters the Eagles Nest Wilderness. Wilderness regulations exist and are posted at the trailhead. Hunters may be in this area during hunting season. Be aware that this trail is neither markShow more
#10 - Berrypicker Trail
Eagles Nest Wilderness
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 58 m
If you do this hike while the gondola is running, you can chose to skip either the uphill or downhill portions of the hike by taking the gondola. However, the hike is an enjoyable out and back as wellShow more
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