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Eagles Nest Wilderness Area free

Route 9 | Vail, CO 80498 | Official website
Eagles Nest Wilderness Area Photo info
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  • Type: Hiking, Parks and Gardens
  • Time to Spend: Half Day to Full Day
Overall Rating: 4.5 (4.3)
Value: 5.0 (5.0)
Facilities: 0.0 (N/A)
Atmosphere: 4.5 (4.5)
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Covering 133,688 acres of the Gore Mountain range just north of Vail, the Eagles Nest Wilderness Area is not for the faint-of-heart. This park's 180 miles of trails traverse rugged mountainsides and can expose hikers to a whopping 5,684 foot change in elevation. But those that do take on Eagle's Nest's intense terrain will be rewarded with spectacular photo ops.

Eagle's Nest Wilderness Area is open to visitors year round, although winter travelers should be wary of hiking in heavy snowfall. There is no entry fee required to explore the park. For more information, visit the Eagle's Nest website.

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