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Beaver Lake Out and Back

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.7 (14) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Mellow, wide doubletrack access to the Village To Village Trail and to Beaver Lake beyond.


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4.9

Miles

7.9

KM

Out and Back

9,669' 2,947 m

High

8,361' 2,548 m

Low

1,307' 399 m

Up

1,307' 398 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Lake · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly The entire family will enjoy the trip to Beaver Lake - bring a picnic lunch to enjoy.

From the start at Elk Track Rd to the base of Chair Lift #9/11, bikes and foot-traffic are allowed. Beyond Chair Lift #9/11 to the lake, the trail is for foot-traffic only.

Overview

One of the more popular day hikes in the area, this out and back makes for a great afternoon for the entire family.

Description

The popular Beaver Lake trail starts off rather unpleasantly through a Beaver Creek maintenance yard, but then becomes nicer as it parallels the namesake creek. Though the surface is smooth and wide, there are a couple of steeper sections. You'll pass Beanos Cabin and continue the ascent up-valley through meadows and forest. The trail ends at Beaver Lake (9746 ft.), a pristine mountain lake in the Holy Cross Wilderness.

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Megan W

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 14 votes

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in Beaver Creek

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in Beaver Creek

#406

in Colorado

#3,124

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Nice part of the trail paralleling Beaver Creek
Mar 25, 2015 near Avon, CO

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Sep 17, 2021
Bobby Meyers
Jun 10, 2021
Julie Taylor
Jul 5, 2020
Christine Tessereau
.9 mile hike just from parking garage at Beaver Creek to the start of trail. We were just 15mins shy of reaching to the end of trail
Jun 14, 2020
Carlos Prieto
Jun 1, 2019
Catherine Kirby
Sep 1, 2018
Hikey McHikerson
Aug 13, 2017
Stacey Williams
Aug 9, 2017
Rodney Broschinsky
Beautiful morning hike.