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Overlook Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.0 (2)

Hike this rambling ridgetop trail for in-your-face views of Beaver Creek and the surrounding hills.


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Map Key

0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

Point to Point

8,254' 2,516 m

High

8,134' 2,479 m

Low

34' 10 m

Up

131' 40 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Off-leash

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Trails in the West Avon Preserve are usually closed from November to April for deer/elk winter habitat (signs will be posted). Dogs must either be leashed or under voice control. No bikes or motorized vehicles allowed on this trail.

Description

This trail is designated as hiking only on maps and is not given a specific name on the metal trailhead signs at the West Avon Preserve, but old maps call it the Overlook Trail. The aptness of this name is confirmed as you hike south and the dramatic views of the ski areas improve greatly.

This mix of single and doubletrack covers dry, scrubby terrain with open views in all directions. A viewpoint with two picnic tables is an inviting place to rest. Eventually the trail narrows, drops over the edge of the point and fades out. From here you can see Nottingham Lake, the town of Avon and the lower squiggly trails of the West Avon Preserve. Retrace your steps back to the start.

Flora & Fauna

Sage, pinyon, cactus, cedar, scrub. Some drought-tolerant wildflowers. Hawks.

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Megan W

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  3.0 from 2 votes

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in Avon

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#1,882

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One of the views from Overlook Trail. Looking out toward Beaver Creek.
Jul 5, 2016 near Avon, CO
Dry, scrubby terrain predominates in the preserve
Sep 9, 2015 near Avon, CO
Great views of Beaver Creek ski area from the picnic benches
Sep 9, 2015 near Avon, CO
Cairns mark the way on the Overlook Trail.
Sep 9, 2015 near Avon, CO
Nottingham Lake far below.
Sep 9, 2015 near Avon, CO
Good views of Beaver Creek ski area from the West Avon Preserve
Sep 9, 2015 near Avon, CO

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Apr 23, 2018
Joann O
0.1mi
Jul 5, 2016
Kevin Harms
Double track trail with lots of broken rock. Great views of Beaver Creek, Avon and Edwards. 0.3mi — 0h 45m