Running through the town of Vail, Gore Creek is a small freestone trout stream whose lower section has earned the Gold Medal distinction. The lower section begins at Red Sandstone Creek and continues into the Eagle River. It can fish extremely well and is easily accessed by foot.


  • #16-20 Rainbow Warrior
  • #14-18 Dirty Bird
  • #18-22 Barr’s Emerger BWO
  • #18-22 Sparke Wing RS-2
  • #14-18 Elk Hair Caddis
  • #14-16 Guides Choice Hares Ear

Report Date: July 17th, 2019

Small streams are now starting to clear up from the pressure of run off fishing. With that said, solitude has become much easier on the creeks around the valley. Gore Creek is still experiencing some higher than normal flows, with that said streamer fishing heavy streamers to get down quick in slower pools has been quite productive. Standard nymph rigs are the key to number of fish though. With runoff already peaked, clarity on the Gore Creek will start to improve and switching out a bobber for a stimulator, caddis, or parachute adams will start to become a very effective option.

Gore Creek Access Points

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