Bighorn Creek Trailhead


Range: Gore Range
Coordinates: 39.63882, -106.29609

Road Difficulty

Paved Road 0   (0=Paved, 6=Very Difficult 4WD)
Paved (Elevation Appx 8600')

Driving Directions

Exit I-70 at Exit 180 (East Vail). If heading from the east, turn left and pass under the highway. If heading from the west, turn right. This is Bighorn Road. Follow for approximately 3/4 miles to Columbine Drive. Turn left, pass under the highway in a narrow tunnel and park at the small parking lot directly ahead. Only room for about 5 cars, arrive early or you will have to park at the shuttle lot near the exit.

Winter Access

Accessible year round
Status Updates 
Posted By: eskermo
Info: As of 6/2/21, parking will be limited to 3 hours at this trailhead. Must take a bus from Vail parking garagea if you want to overnight or hike a Gore peak. Details here:

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