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Hike Piney Lake and View Waterfalls

guided hike

Hike Piney Lake and View Waterfalls

8 reviews
Duration
6 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English
guided hike

Hike Piney Lake and View Waterfalls

guided hike

Hike Piney Lake and View Waterfalls

8 reviews
Duration
6 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We will rendezvous at the covered bridge in Vail Village before I transport you to Piney Lake, a 12 mile, 30 minute drive through the beautiful White River National Forest. At Piney Lake, you get breathtaking views of a scenic mountain lake with the majestic Gore Range Mountains in the backdrop. I can provide the photography! From there we will take a 3 mile hike along the Piney River and view the scenic, cascading Piney River Falls. After marveling in this beauty, we will trek back down to the car for departure back to Vail Village. Total hike is 6 miles round trip with an 845 foot elevation gain. Elevation at the waterfalls is 9,906 ft. above sea level. I am open for accommodating any type of hiker and we can always make a few changes and create an alternate hiking experience.

Your host

Learn more about Leander

Leander

As a school teacher, I enjoy passing on the knowledge of the backcountry to people of all ages. I have thousands of miles of hiking experience with a background in teaching the local flora and fauna. I have summited 18 14,000 ft.+ peaks in Colorado. I have skied and biked numerous mountains throughout the state. My love for the outdoors includes hiking, mountain biking, road cycling, snowshoeing, skiing, rafting, and photography. As an educator and outdoor enthusiast, I love leaving people with a sense of wonder and awe of the majestic places that they have come to experience. *CPR certified.

What's included

Food
Healthy Snacks
Transport
4 Wheel Drive Jeep Liberty
Equipment
Photography/Nikon DSLR Camera with Digital Photos emailed

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Where you'll be

Piney Lake is on the Piney Lake Ranch. With amazing views in the backdrop, it is a perfect opportunity to snap some photos of the Gore Mountains. There is lodge with bathrooms. While hiking the Upper Piney River Trail, any animal siting could happen. There are moose, deer, scrub jays, porcupine, magpies, etc. in this high alpine paradise. Once reaching the cascading Piney River Falls, it is a great time to snack up before we head back down.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

More tips

When hiking at altitude, multiple factors come in to play. Be prepared for inclement weather and have plenty of water. I am accommodating for alternate hikes around the area if need be.

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Leander
Hike Piney Lake and View Waterfalls
8 reviews
£79/person
8 reviews
£79/person