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Quick Facts

Sneve Gulch Trail

Average Time: 1.5 Hours
Beginning Elevation: 8,700 Feet (2712.0 Meters)
Difficulty: More Difficult
Elevation Gain, One-way: 1,360 Feet (423.9 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 10,040 Feet (3129.7 Meters)
Length, One-way: 2.0 Miles (3.33 Kilometers)
Recommended Season: June-November
Trail Number: 1872
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Crooked Creek Pass




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General Description

Sneve Gulch
Copyright: Zander Higbie - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
Sneve Gulch
This well-marked, maintained trail passes through aspen forests, open meadows and some spruce, fir and lodgepole pine forest. The uphill grade varies from 4% to 22%. The trail begins in aspen and climbs up steeply to an overlook of Sylvan Lake. The grade becomes fairly level and then it becomes a moderate uphill through some grassy open areas. The trail may be faint here, but is easy to find again on the other side. Towards the upper end of the trail, it enters a cool coniferous forest and crosses a small intermittent stream. At the end, the trail fades out in a grassy aspen grove just past a small open meadow.

SPECIAL INTERESTS
SCENIC VIEWS - About 0.6 miles up the trail, there is a good view of Sylvan Lake below. Other parts of the trail have views of Red Table Mountain to the southwest and the high red sandstone cliffs of Mount Eve to the north.

WILDFLOWERS - This trail offers a great variety of wildflowers, but none of which are very abundant. There are harebells, sego lilies, paintbrushes, wild rose bushes and asters on the lower part of the trail. Sunflowers, lupines and wild geraniums are more common near the top of the trail.

Directions from Eagle: Follow Brush Creek Road 10 miles south of Eagle. Turn right onto West Brush Creek, FDR 400, and drive another 6 miles. The trailhead is just past the entrance for Sylvan Lake on the left. Vehicles may park in the small picnic area which is part of the Sylvan Lake State Recreation Area. A State Parks Pass is needed to utilize the picnic site. The trail begins behind the last picnic table to the right before the fence. There are no toilets on site.

Directions from Vail: Travel west on I-70 to Eagle (exit #147). Turn left and drive into Eagle. Turn left on Capitol Street and follow to Brush Creek Road. Follow Brush Creek Road 10 miles south of Eagle. Turn right onto West Brush Creek, FDR 400, and drive another 6 miles. The trailhead is just past the entrance for Sylvan Lake on the left. Vehicles may park in the small picnic area which is part of the Sylvan Lake State Recreation Area. A State Parks Pass is needed to utilize the picnic site. The trail begins behind the last picnic table to the right before the fence. There are no toilets on site.

Directions from Beaver Creek: Travel west on I-70 to Eagle (exit #147). Turn left and drive into Eagle. Turn left on Capitol Street and follow to Brush Creek Road. Follow Brush Creek Road 10 miles south of Eagle. Turn right onto West Brush Creek, FDR 400, and drive another 6 miles. The trailhead is just past the entrance for Sylvan Lake on the left. Vehicles may park in the small picnic area which is part of the Sylvan Lake State Recreation Area. A State Parks Pass is needed to utilize the picnic site. The trail begins behind the last picnic table to the right before the fence. There are no toilets on site.

Seasonal Information:
Recommended Season: June through November .



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Updated: 2001-06-26 14:45:00.0


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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Sneve Gulch Trail
Yes
ICON Picnicking Sylvan Lake State Park
No
ICON Viewing Scenery Nice views of Sylvan Lake
Yes



Related Activities
Brush Creek General Forest Area - This area south of Eagle includes both the East and West Brush Creek drainages.

Eagle-Thomasville Road (ET Road) - This scenic dirt road travels from the town of Eagle, over Crooked Creek Pass, down to Thomasville, near Ruedi Reservoir.

Sylvan Lake - Sylvan Lake, a 40 acre lake at 8,510 feet, offers non motorized boating opportunities, good fishing for brook and rainbow trout, and panoramic views of the surrounding alpine scenery.

Sylvan Lake Campground - This state-operated campground on the edge of scenic Sylvan Lake, sits at an elevation of 8,558 feet, and offers 50 campsites.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Vail Valley Partnership, 100 East Meadow Drive , Vail, CO, 81657, Phone: 800-525-3875, Fax: 970-476-6008, www.visitvailvalley.com

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