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Vail Hiking Trails | Town of Vail

Son of Middle Creek

Town of Vail Hiking Information for Son of Middle Creek

Son of Middle Creek

Length: 3.6 miles (one way)  Difficulty: Moderate


Son of Middle Creek trail ascends the hillside on the north side of I-70, offering views of Vail Mountain and the Town of Vail. After a mile, it crosses a bridge over Middle Creek in a cool spruce/fir forest. This is a great destination for families. The trail continues climbing after the bridge to its junction with the North Trail at 2 miles, then gradually meanders through a lodgepole pine forest for another 1.5 miles to its terminus at Lost Lake Road.

 

 Crowds: Moderate.

 

 Access: From I-70, take Exit 176 for Vail and cross under I-70 to the north side of the high-way. At the roundabout, take the Spraddle Creek Road exit. The parking lot for Son of Middle Creek trail is 100 yards ahead on the left.

 

Trail Adopted By: RA Nelson, Town of Vail Employees

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