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3.3 mile 5.3 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 886' 270 m
Descent: -278' -85 m
High: 9,194' 2,802 m
Low: 8,440' 2,573 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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A meandering trail that climbs partway up the eastern flank of Beaver Mountain.

Brian Smith

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The Beaver Mountain Trail climbs gradually along the eastern and southern sides of Beaver mountain, a small, forested mountain located in the park's frontrange. Start from the parking area at the end of Upper Beaver Meadows Rd.

Enjoy the pleasant views on offer as you hike through the meadows. As you continue, the landscape will transition into denser and denser coniferous forest. The trail hooks around to the west and then south before crossing Beaver Brook. Eventually, the trail runs into a junction with Ute - Beaver Mountain Junction Trail and Ute Trail. Rather than hiking out and back on Beaver Mountain Trail, turn left onto Ute - Beaver Mountain Junction Trail and follow it the Beaver Meadows Loop and eventually, the parking lot.

Flora & Fauna

RMNP is a massive park that is mostly characterized by a montane ecosystem. Here are some of the Flora and Fauna that you may encounter along this trail:

Flora: Ponderosa pine, douglas fir, wildflowers, shrubs
Fauna: Elk, mule deer, moose, bighorn sheep, coyotes, black bears, cougars, butterflies.

For more detailed information regarding the park's diverse ecosystems, click HERE.

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Jul 30, 2018
Thomas Hobbs
3.3mi
Jun 25, 2018
Jonathan Kobs
Apr 22, 2018
Nina Blagojević
6mi
Apr 6, 2017
Christelle Rassat
May 30, 2016
Brent Björnberg

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in Moraine Park

#7109

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in Colorado

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Jim Medlock
Fort Collins, CO
Jim Medlock   Fort Collins, CO
Great loop hike starting up the Ute Trail and returning on the Beaver Mountain Trail. Very good hike when there is snow higher. May 6, 2018

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