Deluge Lake TH #2014

The Deluge Lake trail begins near East Vail and ends at Deluge Lake: The trail traverses a steep, sunny, south-facing hillside for about 3 miles before turning north into the Deluge Creek valley toward Deluge Lake where views to the Sawatch Range and Mount of the Holy Cross emerge.

Parking at the trailhead is limited; park in town and take the free bus to the trailhead. 

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Restrictions: Holy Cross Wilderness regulations apply to areas within the Wilderness boundary.
Closest Towns: Vail
Information Center: Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District
24747 US Highway 24
Minturn, CO 81645
(970) 827-5715     

General Information


Travel east on I-70 to exit 180, exit here and turn right onto the south frontage road. Continue on this road about 2 miles to a small parking area on the left just before the Gore Creek Campground. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Lake and Pond Fishing

Deluge Creek and Deluge Lake
Fish Species trout
Special Designations The Colorado Division of Wildlife sets fishing regulations. Obtain their Colorado Fishing Regulations handbook for regulations.
Water Temperature cold

Day Hiking


Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
4.5 miles

  Latitude : 

  Longitude : 

  Elevation : 
8710 - 11746