gore-creek-1.jpgAn Excellent Prospect for Any Angler

Hidden in plain view, Gore Creek flows through the middle of Vail Resort. Originating in the upper reaches of the Gore Range, this stream quickly tumbles through Vail during its trek to joining the Eagle River west of Vail at Dowds Junction. This little creek could be classified as an aquarium because of the numerous trout holding in the crystal clear water and is a big favorite for winter fly fishing in Summit County. Denver fly fishing trips frequent Gore Creek winter or summer.

Upper Gore Creek, from the headwaters to the Gore Creek Campground, is only accessible via a hiking trail. This is all about tiny pocket water and small trout and is more difficult to access for winter fly fishing. Gore Creek is most known for the stretch from Red Sandstone Creek downstream to the Eagle. This area has been designated as Gold Medal Water and offers prime habitat for trout over 18-inches.


Featuring prolific hatches and healthy trout, Gore Creek is an excellent prospect for any angler looking to wet a line in Summit County. The Gore follows similar hatch patterns to the Eagle and offers anglers dry fly action through the day during peak conditions. Gore Creek is a perfect option in tandem with the Eagle River for any Denver fly fishing group up for the weekend.


Surrounded by one of the most prestigious ski resorts in the world in Vail Colorado, anglers will find almost unlimited alternatives to winter fly fishing to please the non-angler. Prime boutique shopping and many of the area's best restaurants line the stream to complete a perfect day on the river.