VAIL - BIG HORN TRAILHEAD PARKING DAY USE ONLY

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VAIL - BIG HORN TRAILHEAD PARKING DAY USE ONLY

by Niederbayer » Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:52 pm

Hi anyone knows since when parking at Big Horn Trailhead is for day use only - no overnight parking allowed anymore ?
what is the situation at Pitkin , Booth Lake and Gore Creek Trailhead - the same ? that would shut me out of any overnight trips from this side of the gore range

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Re: VAIL - BIG HORN TRAILHEAD PARKING DAY USE ONLY

by Scott » Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:15 am

Was there a sign at the trailhead? I don't see anything on the NFS website saying no overnight parking.

I know that those trails are often closed to people sleeping in their cars because of bear problems, but in those cases it doesn't mean the backcountry is closed.

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Re: VAIL - BIG HORN TRAILHEAD PARKING DAY USE ONLY

by Niederbayer » Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:20 am

Hi Scott

must be brandnew signs - they allocate 2 or 3 parking spots for parking between 7 am and 11 pm and the rest for 3 hrs parking -and one sign clearly states no parking between 11 pm and 7 am - glad I got my last hike in via Bighorn ( and did not get slapped with a huge fine or got my car towed) - guess the owners of the mansions next to the trailhead want their piece and quietness.....

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Re: VAIL - BIG HORN TRAILHEAD PARKING DAY USE ONLY

by Niederbayer » Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:22 am

7 am to 11 pm shuts the far country basically off - just did a climb of Mt Solitude via Bergschrund, that is impossible to make in 12 hrs... and the public parking area at the intestate exit 180 is closed for overnight to - did not see a sign but got a warning from Vail City

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Re: VAIL - BIG HORN TRAILHEAD PARKING DAY USE ONLY

by Niederbayer » Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:32 am

except someone knows areas for legal overnight parking in Vail and bus connnections to the trailheads.....


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