Gore Range Trail to Meadow Creek Trail Loop

MODERATE 1 reviews
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Gore Range Trail to Meadow Creek Trail Loop is a 12.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Silverthorne, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,038 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

This hike goes around the base of Buffalo Mountain in Silverthorne. Start at Buffalo Mountain Trail Head at the top of Wildernest, then connect to the Gore Range Trail and Willow Creek Falls, then continue back into the secluded valley between Buffalo Mountain, Red Peak, and Eccles Pass. Cross Eccles pass, then connect to Meadow Creek Trail. Finally, connect from Meadow Creek to Lily Pad Trail #50, pass Lily Pad Lake, and end back where you started at Buffalo Mountain Trailhead

hiking
2 months ago

Grueling but awesome hike around Buffalo Mountain. The best part is when you are in the back valley behind Buffalo mountain, looking up to Eccles pass, surrounded by amazing views and total peace. Highly recommend this hike!

One note: we made the mistake of only bringing one small bottle of water... DO NOT make the same mistake! We ended up meeting some other hikers who gave us some energy gels and a bit more water, but we definitely felt silly. When we do it again, we will likely bring a full lunch, additional snacks, and probably about 2-3 liters of water each.