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Quick Facts

Ute Pass Trail

Beginning Elevation: 9,558 Feet (2979.4 Meters) at Ute Pass
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 2,745 Feet (855.7 Meters) to Ute Peak
High Point: 12,303 Feet (3835.1 Meters) at Ute Peak
Length: 4.4 Miles (7.1 Kilometers)
Recommended Season: Spring
Usage: Light




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General Description

The Ute Pass Trail begins north of Silverthorne on Ute Pass. The trail offers one of the best views of the Gore Range available. The trial to Ute Peak becomes slightly steeper and less obvious toward timberline. This trial has limited water availability. The trip could be continued over the top of Ute Peak to the Acorn Creek Trail. This junction may be unsigned. The junction is approx. 1 miles south of Ute Peak, on the ridge.

The final 200 yards to the top of Ute Peak are not suitable for horse use as this is a steep scramble.

Directions from Silverthorne: Drive 12 miles north Highway 9 to the Ute Pass Road. Follow this road to the large parking area just west of the cattle guard at the top of the pass. The trail heads southerly across a small open "park." If unable to locate the trial follow the steel fence post markers. Leave the gate locked due to cattle grazing in the area.

Directions from Beaver Creek: Travel 38 miles east on I-70 to Silverthorne. Drive 12 miles north Highway 9 to the Ute Pass Road. Follow this road to the large parking area just west of the cattle guard at the top of the pass. The trail heads southerly across a small open "park." If unable to locate the trial follow the steel fence post markers. Leave the gate locked due to cattle grazing in the area.

Directions from Vail: Travel 38 miles east on I-70 to Silverthorne. Drive 12 miles north Highway 9 to the Ute Pass Road. Follow this road to the large parking area just west of the cattle guard at the top of the pass. The trail heads southerly across a small open "park." If unable to locate the trial follow the steel fence post markers. Leave the gate locked due to cattle grazing in the area.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Late Spring through Fall .



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open Updated: 1999-06-22 18:16:00.0


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Difficulty: Moderate
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: This trail is very steep. The best view during the first file of the hike, then you continue into dense, shady forest and hike up and up and up. We hiked about 3 miles and only go to a sign that pointed the way to the peak.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Ute Pass and connecting trails.
ICON Hiking & Walking Ute Pass and connecting trails.
Yes



Related Activities
Acorn Creek Trail - The Acorn Creek Trail is located north of Silverthorne. It leads up Acorn Creek to the ridge top near Ute Peak.

Ute Peak Trail - The Ute Peak Trail, #24, is located southwest of Granby in the Williams Fork area. The trail leads from the Williams Fork River up along Williams Fork Ridge to Ptarmigan Pass.



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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