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Jul 15, 2016 // Lacey Hearn
SSF’s Favorite Hikes

Hiking in the Vail Valley is absolutely one of our favorite summertime activities. But with all the hikes to chose from, which one would we choose? Here is a list of some of Slifer Smith & Frampton’s brokers’ and staffs’ favorite hikes. The list is organized East to West – we hope you are having a spectacular summer and you can get out and enjoy some of these hikes!

Shrine Mountain, Vail Pass
Recommended by: Nancy Lassetter
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Round-trip Length: 4.2 miles
Elevation Gain: 645 feet

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Booth Lake, East Vail
Recommended by: Lacey Baccich & Julie Ozog
Difficulty: High
Round-trip Length: 8.7 miles
Elevation Gain:
 3,012 feet

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Booth lake
Deluge Lake, East Vail
Recommended by: Lacey Baccich & Julie Ozog
Difficulty: More Difficult
Round-trip Length: 7.6 miles
Elevation Gain:
 3,0136 feet

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Deluge Lake
Gore Creek Trail, East Vail
Recommended by: Victoria & Tonya Frank
Difficulty: Moderate to More Difficult
Round-trip Length: 10.9 miles
Elevation Gain: 2,679 feet

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Berry Picker, Vail Mountain
Recommended by: Rachel Viele & Mitch Whiteford
Difficulty: Moderate
Round-trip Length: 6.8 miles, or 3.2 miles up and take the Gondola down
Elevation Gain: 8,238-10,346 feet (depends on departing from Vail Village or Lionshead)

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Game Creek Trail, Vail Mountain/Minturn
Recommended by: Beth Cleveland
Difficulty: Moderate
Round-trip Length: 7.2 miles, or 3.6 miles up and take the Gondola down
Elevation Gain: 2,399 feet

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Lionshead Rock, Minturn
Recommended by: Molly Robison & Shelley Kraus
Difficulty: Moderate
Round-trip Length: 4.4 miles
Elevation Gain: 2,679 feet

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Lionshead Rock

Meadow Mountain, Minturn
Recommended by: Lee Harding
Difficulty: Moderate
Round-trip Length: 9 miles
Elevation Gain: 2,006 feet

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Meadow Mountain
Notch Mountain, Minturn
Recommended by: Julie Ozog
Difficulty: More difficult
Round-trip Length: 10.2 miles
Elevation Gain: 2,763 feet

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Notch Mountain - holy cross from saddle
Paulie’s Plunge, Avon
Recommended by: Annie Henson
Difficulty: Moderate
Round-trip Length: 4 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,356 feet

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Pauly's Plunge
Beaver Creek Pointe/June Creek Trail, Avon (Wildridge)

Recommended by: Becky Zenor

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Red & White/Wildridge Trails, Avon
Recommended by: Molly Robison
Difficulty: Moderate
Red & White
East Lake Creek, Edwards
Recommended by: Annie Henson & Talia Finnegan
Difficulty: Moderate
Round-trip Length: 25 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,356 feet

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East Lake Creek
Berry Creek, Edwards
Recommended by: Annie Henson
Difficulty: Moderate
Round-trip Length: 7 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,500 feet

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Berry Creek
Cordillera Summit Trail, Edwards

Recommended by: Steve Cardinale

Difficulty: Easy

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Fancy Pass/Missouri Lakes Loop, Homestake Area
Recommended by: Julie Ozog & Chris Ball
Difficulty: Moderate to more difficult
Round-trip Length: 8.8 miles
Elevation Gain: 2,380 feet

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Missouri Lakes - lower lake side
Whitney Lake, Homestake Area
Recommended by: Molly Robison
Difficulty: Moderate
Round-trip Length: 5 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,836 feet

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Whitney lake
Lake Charles Trail, Eagle
Recommended by: Janna Carvill
Difficulty: Moderate
Round-trip Length: 11 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,858 feet

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