Pitkin Lake Trailhead


Range: Gore Range

Road Difficulty

Paved Road 0   (0=Paved, 6=Very Difficult 4WD)
Paved (Elevation Appx 8450'))

Driving Directions

Exit I-70 at the East Vail exit (exit 180) at the base of Vail Pass. If coming from the east turn right at the exit, if coming from the west turn left and pass under the highway. Turn right on the north frontage road and park in the small parking area between the residential complexes. DO NOT PARK at the residential complexes, they are private and may tow.

Winter Access

Accessible All Year
Status Updates 
Posted By: eskermo
Info: As of 6/2/21, parking is limited to 3 hours. Must take bus in from Vail garages if you want to overnight or climb a Gore peak. Details: https://www.hikevail.net/parking-transportation

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