SSF’s Favorite Hikes

Jul 15, 2016 // Lacey Hearn

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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Lacey Hearn

Lives in: East Vail | Hometown: Wilmette, Illinois

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