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Chapter 36: Gore Creek Running through Vail, Colorado

They had just made a pit stop in Vail. Serious snow skiers eventually make a run to Vail, now the largest ski area in North America. The stony bed of Gore Creek drains part of the Rocky Mountains and joins the Eagle River just after flowing through Vail.

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Chapter 36: Scenic Beauty along Interstate 70 near Vail, Colorado

They were traveling through a scenic valley flanked by snow-capped mountains in White River National Forest, when Michelle’s cell phone rang. Heading west out of Vail on Interstate 70 is a delightful drive. Travelers marvel at the tree-lined valleys, majestic mountains and adjacent creeks and rivers.

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Scenic Beauty along Interstate 70 near Vail, Colorado

Heading west out of Vail on Interstate 70 is a delightful drive through the White River National Forest. In the wintertime, tourists flock to this area for its abundance of ski slopes and resorts. During the rest of the year, visitors marvel at its tree-lined valleys, snow-capped mountains and adjacent creeks and rivers.

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Snow-capped Rocky Mountains near Vail, Colorado

From Interstate 70 take U. S. Route 24 south towards Leadville to experience why this road through the Rockies it is affectionately called the Fourteeners Highway. If you bypass Leadville, then near the town of Buena Vista you will see no less than ten mountain summits over 14,000 feet. This includes the Collegiate Peaks named […]

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Gore Creek Running through Vail, Colorado

Serious snow skiers eventually make a run to Vail, Colorado. It started as a village in 1996, four years after the Vail Ski Resort opened. Vail is now the largest ski area in North America. Also running through this town is Gore Creek. Its stony bed drains part of the Rocky Mountains and joins the […]