Gore Creek (Colorado)

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Gore Creek[1]
Gore Creek in Vail, Colorado
Gore Creek in June, 2014
Origin 39°36′29″N 106°11′43″W / 39.60806°N 106.19528°W / 39.60806; -106.19528
Mouth Confluence with Eagle
39°36′32″N 106°26′57″W / 39.60889°N 106.44917°W / 39.60889; -106.44917Coordinates: 39°36′32″N 106°26′57″W / 39.60889°N 106.44917°W / 39.60889; -106.44917
Progression EagleColorado
Mouth elevation 7,713 ft (2,351 m)

Gore Creek is a tributary of the Eagle River, approximately 18.5 miles (29.8 km) long, in Eagle County in central Colorado in the United States. It drains an area of the Rocky Mountains at the south end of the Gore Range through Vail Valley. It rises on the Eagle County-Summit County border along the high crest of the Gore Range, in the White River National Forest, approximately 4 miles (6 km) north of Vail Pass, descending to the west through a narrow gorge, receiving Black Gore Creek from the south. Downstream of this confluence, it runs alongside the route of U.S. Highway 6 (built in 1940) and Interstate 70. It flows through Vail and joins the Eagle River from the east, approximately 3 miles (5 km) west of Vail.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gore Creek". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-01-28. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed March 18, 2011

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