Gore Range backpack Copper to Vail





3755 ft

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Copper Mountain, CO, United States
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2 day backpacking trip. Left car at rest stop/trailhead off of westbound I-70 1/2 mile east of Copper/Leadville exit. Spent 1st night at Lost lake (aid station on map). Great campsites and views by lake. We were going to do a 3 day trip but ended up moving faster than we thought and hiked all the way out the 2nd day which took us 9 hours or so. There is a good campsite on the west side of Red Buffalo Pass by the first main creek crossing. There is also plenty of water along the route (end of August). From the Gore Creek trailhead in East Vail we were able to hitchhike back to Copper and the car. Could be a fun long day trip with light pack and good weather!
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Rating Start/End Points Length Start/End Elevation Avg Grade
Cat 1 0.37 mi/5.36 mi 4.99 mi 9,684 ft/11,883 ft 8.3%
Cat 1 8.36 mi/11.66 mi 3.31 mi 10,140 ft/11,697 ft 8.9%

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