This is a difficult one way trail to Deluge Lake in White River National Forest.
This is another beautiful hike very near Vail with easy access right off of Interstate 70. Round trip is about 8 miles and vertical gain a bit over 3000 ft. From the lake the view towards Mount of the Holy Cross is great and especially during early summer when there is still lots of snow on the peaks.
To access the trail to Deluge Lake, park at the Gore Creek trailhead and after a few minutes of hiking on the Gore Creek trail, turn left at the trail junction to Deluge lake.
It is important to park at the trailhead early due to the popularity of the area.
There are some sections of rough trail, more so than on the other nearby trails, but easily negotiated by the strong young hiker.
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