Hiking Project Logo

Beaver Mountain Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (3)

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


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

3.3

Miles

5.3

KM

Point to Point

9,194' 2,802 m

High

8,440' 2,573 m

Low

886' 270 m

Up

278' 85 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Brian Smith

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 3 votes

#4

in Moraine Park

#10229

Overall
  4.0 from 3 votes
5 Star
33%
4 Star
33%
3 Star
33%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#4

in Moraine Park

#936

in Colorado

#10,229

Overall
11 Views Last Month
1,107 Since Jan 14, 2015
Intermediate

0%
0%
100%
0%
0%
0%

Photos

Rocky Mountain National Park
Aug 18, 2015 near Estes Park, CO
Long's Peak viewed through the remains of a tree.
Aug 21, 2019 near Estes Park, CO
Views from near the top of Beaver Mtn Loop
Jun 24, 2018 near Estes Park, CO

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
Unknown See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Jul 29, 2020
Jeremy Hayes
3.3mi — 1h 30m
Aug 30, 2019
Mark Williamson
Super pleasant route. Only encounter two people. — 3h 30m
Jul 9, 2019
Kelly Fogle
Easy hike. No wildlife, but great views 3.4mi — 1h 44m
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