Gore Creek Campground, Vail, Colorado

This small, beautiful creekside campground is the closest you will find to Vail, a major tourist destination famous for its ski resorts and alpine village full of shops and restaurants. The free Vail bus system has a stop less than a mile from camp that is easy to walk or bike to. 
Or, you could bike the paved Ten Mile Vail Pass Trail which takes your to town along a scenic path. Or, the option we chose, park in West Vail across from the Safeway in the  RV parking area and Uber to The Village. Gore Creek Campground is small with only about 25 sites, a handful of which are walk-in sites. A maximum RV length of 35 feet should be strictly adhered to; we found our 30 footer was able to nicely maneuver the dirt campground roads. The campground is primitive with no hookups, no water, and pit toilets. Th best sites are those along Gore Creek. Our site was not along the creek and we noticed quite a bit of highway noise at times. A friendly camphost will fill you in on anything you need to know. There are two busy trailheads just outside the campground which are fairly strenuous hikes that take you up several thousand feet in elevation from the base elevation of 8700 feet to some nearby lakes. The campground is pretty with a mix of aspens, pines, and wildflowers. The campground closes in winter and reservations are highly recommeded.

Best Sites: 9-16

Poor Sites: 1-5

Hookups: None

Potable Water: None

Dump Within Facility: No