Several creeks born of high alpine lakes, each with an attendant trail, pour into Gore Creek as it winds through Vail Valley. Bighorn Creek Trail is the least taxing of them—except at the onset. Incorporating some eighty wildflower species along its first two miles, this is a good montane zone starter trail for Vail hikers. With the exception of the initial sharp half-mile ascent, the trail eases up a long scenic valley, alternating between shade and sun. Quaking aspen trees, some of great girth, dominate the route. In autumn, a hike under the aspen would be like a journey down the aisle of a natural cathedral streaming with golden, ambient light. Wildflower Alert: This trail features an inviting combination of aspen and wildflowers.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Skill Level||Easy to moderate|
|Season||Bloom is late June to August|
|Top Elevation||10,000 ft|
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