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Beaver Lake Out and Back

Intermediate
  3.6 ( 11 ) Favorite

Trail

4.9 mile 7.9 kilometer out and back
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,307' 399 m
Descent: -1,307' -398 m
High: 9,669' 2,947 m
Low: 8,361' 2,548 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)

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Trail shared by Megan W

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

Megan W

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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Jun 1, 2019
Catherine Kirby
Sep 1, 2018
Hikey McHikerson
Aug 13, 2017
Stacey Williams
Aug 9, 2017
Rodney Broschinsky
Beautiful morning hike.
Jul 29, 2017
Samay Shah
Jun 28, 2017
Dan L.
6.5mi
Jun 15, 2017
Caleb Thompson
1mi
May 29, 2017
Jacob Samuels
5.8mi

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 11 votes

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in Colorado

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

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