Big Horn Creek Trail #2013 - Member Hike

Hike Name: Big Horn Creek Trail #2013
Country: United States
State: Colorado
Nearby Town: East Vail
Rating: 3 stars
Directions: From the West: Take I70 east and get off at exit 180. Make a right at the stop sign. Take the road for about 1.1ish miles to Columbine Dr. and take a left and go through a narrow passage and proceed to parking. Limited parking. Overflow is before the narrow passage.
Total Hike Distance: 6.50 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: 8,xxx
Trails Used: Big Horn Creek Trailhead
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams, Snow
Management: None
Contact Information: Unknown
Best Season:
Road Conditions: Maintained Gravel or Dirt Roads, Unmaintained Gravel or Dirt Roads
Hike Summary: Available for both hiking and horseback riding, 3.25 mile Bighorn Creek Trail climbs steeply out of the Vail Valley for the first 0.5 mile, then more gradually through stands of aspen and pine. Bighorn Creek Trail continues on to pass beaver ponds, remains of old mining camps and Bighorn Falls. Neal mile 2, great views of Vail and Bighorn drainage are available. Around mile 3 the trail passes through open meadows and stands of sub-alpine fire and Englemann spruce, offering a chance to see the Grand Traverse, a continuous 12,000' ridge connection all the peaks and high drainages of the Gore Range. Bighorn Creek Trail end at an old homestead cabin which is located on private property and unlocked to offer shelter for hikers.

still somesnow on the peaks 7/31/2011



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