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Beaver Lake Trail #2109

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

7.0 mile 11.2 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,954' 900 m
Descent: -8' -2 m
High: 11,304' 3,445 m
Low: 8,358' 2,547 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 26% (15°)

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Trail shared by Dan Findley

A great hike past Beaver Lake and up to Upper Turquoise Lake.

Dan Findley

Features Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Description

To access this trail, park at the Beaver Creek Parking structure. Follow the Five Senses Trail to the start of the Beaver Lake Trail. Signs will point you in the right direction for this popular trail.

The trail doesn't have the best start near the maintenance yard, but soon the trail veers back towards Beaver Creek and you follow the creek on a wide track.

You pass the Village to Village Trail and cross the Larkspur ski run. Keep an eye out for the signs to keep you on the right trail.

You'll cross Beaver Creek on a bridge, and the trail steepens while still on a wide road. The trail slowly narrows as you approach the lake, and it kicks up fairly steeply at times. About .3 from the lake, you'll cross the wilderness boundary.

The trail mellows from Beaver Lake to Upper Turquoise as you continue following the stream through dense forest. The trail is mostly in the trees except when you pop out alongside the occasional meadow.

About .5 mile from the lake, you'll come across the junction to West Grouse Creek Trail #2129, and you'll be able to see Lower Turquoise Lake. Follow the sign, cross the creek, and follow the trail up to Upper Turquoise Lake. It is worth it!

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Sep 19, 2019
Ian Foley
Jun 25, 2019
Heidi Brunner
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Oct 23, 2014
Victor Encinias

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 6 votes

#2

in Beaver Creek

#7748

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#2

in Beaver Creek

#718

in Colorado

#7,748

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Upper Turquoise Lake.
Apr 17, 2017 near Avon, CO
Beaver Lake is a nice spot to have a lunch, watch for wildlife, and listen to nature.
May 19, 2017 near Avon, CO
We did not know it but at the time there was a solar eclipse going on!
May 19, 2017 near Avon, CO
Nice part of the trail paralleling Beaver Creek
Mar 25, 2015 near Avon, CO

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