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Beaver Boardwalk

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A short boardwalk out into a beaver wonderland!


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9,157' 2,791 m

High

9,154' 2,790 m

Low

3' 1 m

Up

3' 1 m

Down

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Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

ADA Accessible

Family Friendly Eager youngsters will love this opportunity to check out some beavers! This is a short, flat boardwalk that completely accessible.

Overview

This is a great place to stop and stretch the legs if you're planning to drive over Trail Ridge Rd. with the whole family. It could also be a worthy outing in and of itself, but be warned that there's nothing else out here (restrooms, parking, food/water...).

Description

The Beaver Boardwalk near the beginning of Trail Ridge Road is a great place to visit with fans of all wildlife. The trail takes you over a pond recently inhabited by an industrious colony of beavers. Their story is told on signs along the walkway.

Flora & Fauna

Obviously, one would hope to see some beavers on this outing, but it's also possible to encounter elk and moose here.

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Brian Smith

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  2.6 from 5 votes

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Beaver!
Jul 17, 2015 near Estes Park, CO

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