Gore Creek—the clear, rocky mountain stream that runs through the heart of Vail—offers a peaceful respite for residents and visitors, important wildlife habitat, and a water supply for downstream communities.

But, the river’s health is threatened by pollutants from urban runoff, drainage from pavement and rooftops, and the loss of streamside vegetation that filters pollutants and slows their drainage into creeks and streams.

Learn more about the challenges facing our favorite waterway, then find out how you can play a part in the solution.

Vail’s Strategic Plan

The Town of Vail is committed to maintaining the recreational and scenic value of Gore Creek and the surrounding region, which supports a robust recreation-based economy and a high quality of life for residents.

The Gore Creek Strategic Plan contains a series of actions that will restore water quality in the creek and ensure that it is removed and never again cited on the list of impaired streams.

Gore Creek

The creek that runs through Vail is facing some challenges. Watch this short video to learn what you can do to help.

The Heart of Vail Video

Gore Creek’s importance in the Vail community is hard to overstate. Watch experts weigh in on how development has impacted the creek and what needs to be done to turn things around.

What You Can Do

Gore Creek is threatened, but there’s plenty we can do about it. Whether you’re a resident, a small business, a property manager, or a landscaper, here are some simple actions you can take.

Events & Announcements

February 19, 2020

Learn about events, activities, and new initiatives the town is pursuing to make Vail even better.