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.

Colorado, Gore Range, Willow Lakes, Eagles Nest Wilderness, Zodiac Ridge, reflection
Eagles Nest Wilderness, Gore Range, Colorado
Colorado, Gore Range, Willow Lakes, Eagles Nest Wilderness, reflection, Zodiac Ridge, sunrise
Eagles Nest Wilderness, Gore Range, Colorado
Mt. Powell, Eagles Nest Wilderness, Gore Range, Colorado
Eagles Nest Wilderness, Gore Range, Colorado
Willow Lakes, wildflowers, Eagles Nest Wilderness, Gore Range, Colorado
Eagles Nest Wilderness, Gore Range, Colorado
Colorado, Gore Range, Willow Lakes, Eagles Nest Wilderness, Zodiac Ridge, reflection
Eagles Nest Wilderness, Gore Range, Colorado
Colorado, Gore Range, Peak C, Eagles Nest Wilderness
Eagles Nest Wilderness, Gore Range, Colorado
Colorado, Gore Range, Peak C, Eagles Nest Wilderness, Kneeknocker Pass
Gore Range, Colorado
Bubble Lake, Colorado, Gore Range, Eagles Nest Wilderness, sunrise
Eagles Nest Wilderness, Gore Range, Colorado
Colorado, Gore Range, marmot, Eagles Nest Wilderness
Gore Range, Colorado
Bubble Lake, Colorado, Gore Range, wildflowers, Eagles Nest Wilderness, Heartleaf Bittercress
Gore Range, Colorado
Colorado, Gore Range, columbine, wildflowers, Eagles Nest Wilderness
Eagles Nest Wilderness, Gore Range, Colorado
Colorado, Gore Range, Mount Powell, Eagles Nest Wilderness
Gore Range, Colorado
Colorado, Gore Range, mountain goat, Eagles Nest Wilderness, Kneeknocker Pass
Gore Range, Colorado
Colorado, Gore Range, mountain goat, Eagles Nest Wilderness, Kneeknocker Pass, Vail
Eagles Nest Wilderness, Gore Range, Colorado
Colorado, Gore Range, mountain goat, Eagles Nest Wilderness, Kneeknocker Pass
Eagles Nest Wilderness, Gore Range, Colorado
Outpost Peak, moonlight, Gore Range, Colorado, Eagles Nest Wilderness
Gore Range, Colorado
Vail, sunset, Gore Range, Colorado, Eagles Nest Wilderness
Eagles Nest Wilderness, Gore Range, Colorado
Mt. Valhalla, Eagles Nest Wilderness, Gore Range, Colorado
Eagles Nest Wilderness, Gore Range, Colorado
Gore Range, twilight, Vail, Colorado, Eagles Nest Wilderness
Gore Range, Colorado
peaks, Eagles Nest Wilderness, Gore Range, Colorado
Gore Range, Colorado
Valhalla, Snow Peak, dusk, Gore Range, Colorado, Eagles Nest Wilderness
Gore Range, Colorado
Fowler, Hilliard, hut, dusk, march, Colorado, Gore Range
Gore Range, Colorado
Jackal, hut, Gore Range, Mount of the Holy Cross, March, Colorado, moonlight
Gore Range, Colorado
Colorado, Gore Lake, Gore Range, Eagles Nest Wilderness
Gore Range, Colorado
Colorado, Gore Range, mountain goat, Eagles Nest Wilderness
Gore Range, Colorado
Colorado, Gore Range, Holy Cross Wilderness, Mount of the Holy Cross, Sawatch Range, mountain goat, Eagles Nest Wilderness
Gore Range, Colorado
Colorado, Deluge Lake, Gore Range, mountain goat, Eagles Nest Wilderness
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.