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blue Beaver Lake Out and Back

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Trail

4.9 mile 7.9 kilometer out and back
76% Runnable
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

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 runs in the area, this out and back makes for a great afternoon for the entire family.

Runner Notes

This trail is wide but can become crowded with other users.

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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in Beaver Creek

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in Colorado

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