Gore Range

The Gore Range is the jagged mountain range that dominates the eastern skyline as seen from Vail ski area, and the western skyline as seen from Silverthorne and north Summit County. The Eagles Nest Wilderness encompasses most of this small but rugged mountain range.

Misty Zodiac
Eagles Nest Wilderness, Gore Range, Colorado
Zodiac Ridge Reflection
Eagles Nest Wilderness, Gore Range, Colorado
Mt. Powell Morning
Eagles Nest Wilderness, Gore Range, Colorado
Willow Lake Wildflowers
Eagles Nest Wilderness, Gore Range, Colorado
Zodiac Shadows
Eagles Nest Wilderness, Gore Range, Colorado
Peak C Morning
Eagles Nest Wilderness, Gore Range, Colorado
Kneeknocker Evening
Gore Range, Colorado
Sunrise Stream
Eagles Nest Wilderness, Gore Range, Colorado
Peekaboo
Gore Range, Colorado
Bittercress Field
Gore Range, Colorado
Columbine Fields Forever
Eagles Nest Wilderness, Gore Range, Colorado
Gore Gradients
Gore Range, Colorado
Mountain Goat and Kid #2
Gore Range, Colorado
Mountain Goats with a View
Eagles Nest Wilderness, Gore Range, Colorado
Shaggy Mountain Goat
Eagles Nest Wilderness, Gore Range, Colorado
Outpost Moonlight
Gore Range, Colorado
Sunset Over Vail Valley
Eagles Nest Wilderness, Gore Range, Colorado
Valhalla Sunset
Eagles Nest Wilderness, Gore Range, Colorado
Gore Range Twilight
Gore Range, Colorado
South Rock Creek Peaks
Gore Range, Colorado
Valhalla Dusk
Gore Range, Colorado
Fowler/Hilliard Hut
Gore Range, Colorado
Jackal Hut Moonlight
Gore Range, Colorado
Stormy Gore Lake
Gore Range, Colorado
Gore Goat #1
Gore Range, Colorado
Gore Goats
Gore Range, Colorado
Gore Goat #2
Gore Range, Colorado
Gore Range map

Carved from a block of 1.7 billion year old basement granite that was uplifted around 10-20 million years ago, the Gore are some of the youngest and most rugged mountains in Colorado. Geologists have found fresh fault breaks in glacial morianes, suggesting that these montains continue to grow.

The Gore Range was named for Lord Gore, who apparently was a horrible person noted for slaughtering thousands of animals for target practice in the mid-1800's, and who never even set foot in these mountains anyways. The native Utes called these mountains the Shining Mountains; there's a recent movement to rename the range back to the original name.