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Hi, This is my first time to the Rocky Mtn Forum. I am going to be visiting a friend in Vail in July. I have done a lot of hiking/backpacking in the Pacific NW but not in Colorado.  We would like to hike a fourteener and I was wondering if anyone had a suggestion as to what would be one to do in this general area. Any sugestions on a beautiful hike for two adventurers would be appreciated.
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Hi, This is my first time to the Rocky Mtn Forum. I am going to be visiting a friend in Vail in July. I have done a lot of hiking/backpacking in the Pacific NW but not in Colorado. We would like to hike a fourteener and I was wondering if anyone had a suggestion as to what would be one to do in this general area. Any sugestions on a beautiful hike for two adventurers would be appreciated.

Quandary isn't too far from Vail and is a gorgeous hike. If you want an overnighter, Mt. Holy Cross is a good choice. They're both class 2 so not a lot of exposure or difficult climbing.
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Ok thank you I will check them out!
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From Vail, you're not far from Mt Elbert, the highest peak in CO, also an easy walk up.

But be warned though, the 14ner's in CO are an absolute zoo during the summer, with multi-hundred people all grid locked by the slower hikers ahead .


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From Vail, you're not far from Mt Elbert, the highest peak in CO, also an easy walk up.

But be warned though, the 14ner's in CO are an absolute zoo during the summer, with multi-hundred people all grid locked by the slower hikers ahead .

Thank you. I have been so advised. Is mid-week hiking better that weekends. I'm not really looking for a parking lot experience.
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From Vail, you're not far from Mt Elbert, the highest peak in CO, also an easy walk up.

But be warned though, the 14ner's in CO are an absolute zoo during the summer, with multi-hundred people all grid locked by the slower hikers ahead .


Thank you. I have been so advised. Is mid-week hiking better that weekends. I'm not really looking for a parking lot experience.

Absolutely !!

Tue, Wed, Thur are usually your best choice.


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During the week is usually pretty quiet. You will see a few people.
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If you're not hung up on the 14K criterion and would prefer a bit of solitude, there are some absolutely beautiful hikes in the Gore Range, which is right in your back yard from Vail.

http://www.gorerange.info/
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If you're not hung up on the 14K criterion and would prefer a bit of solitude, there are some absolutely beautiful hikes in the Gore Range, which is right in your back yard from Vail.

http://www.gorerange.info/

Ok thanks again for all this good information. I really appreciate it.
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If you're not hung up on the 14K criterion and would prefer a bit of solitude, there are some absolutely beautiful hikes in the Gore Range, which is right in your back yard from Vail.

http://www.gorerange.info/

Exactly.  Hiking here in CO since 1971.  Never done a 14er. Ive done MANY 13,700-13,800 peaks and RARELY see another soul.Just as good a view and no crowds. Quiet also-
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