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Beaver Mountain Trail

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A meandering trail that climbs partway up the eastern flank of Beaver Mountain.


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3.3

Miles

5.3

KM

88%

Runnable

9,194' 2,802 m

High

8,440' 2,573 m

Low

886' 270 m

Up

278' 85 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The Beaver Mountain Trail climbs gradually along the eastern and southern sides of Beaver mountain, a small, forested mountain located in the park's frontrange. Start from the parking area at the end of Upper Beaver Meadows Rd.

Enjoy the pleasant views on offer as you run through the meadows. As you continue, the landscape will transition into denser and denser coniferous forest. The trail hooks around to the west and then south before crossing Beaver Brook. Eventually, the trail runs into a junction with Ute - Beaver Mountain Junction Trail and Ute Trail. Rather than running out and back on Beaver Mountain Trail, turn left onto Ute - Beaver Mountain Junction Trail and follow it the Beaver Meadows Loop and eventually, the parking lot.

Flora & Fauna

RMNP is a massive park that is mostly characterized by a montane ecosystem. Here are some of the Flora and Fauna that you may encounter along this trail:

Flora: Ponderosa pine, douglas fir, wildflowers, shrubs
Fauna: Elk, mule deer, moose, bighorn sheep, coyotes, black bears, cougars, butterflies.

For more detailed information regarding the park's diverse ecosystems, click HERE.

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Brian Smith

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  4.0 from 3 votes

#4

in Moraine Park

#9683

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#4

in Moraine Park

#917

in Colorado

#9,683

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Photos

Rocky Mountain National Park
Aug 18, 2015 near Estes Park, CO
Long's Peak viewed through the remains of a tree.
Aug 21, 2019 near Estes Park, CO
Views from near the top of Beaver Mtn Loop
Jun 24, 2018 near Estes Park, CO

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