This trail is heavily used in the fall during hunting season. The Acorn Creek trailhead provides access to a little used area of the County. The trail is crossed by many gavel trails, making it CONFUSING TO FOLLOW. A topographic map and compass are a must when traveling in this area. Also as you enter a clearing, look uphill across the opening, for the trial as it goes back into the trees. this will help you stay oriented.
As you gain elevation, you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the Gore Range across the valley. The trail eventually reaches the ridge top near Ute Peak.
Directions: From Vail, Travel 29 miles east on I-70 to Silverthorne. Travel north on Highway 9 for 11 miles. After the bridge over the Blue River, turn right onto Road #2400 and follow this for 1/2 miles to a fork in the road. Take the right fork onto Road #2402. Follow this 1/2 mile to the trailhead.
Elevation: 8,300 feet
Ending Elevation: 12,000 feet
Elevation Gain: 3,700 feet
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