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Beaver Boardwalk

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Trail

0.1 mile 0.2 kilometer out and back
100% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 3' 1 m
Descent: -3' -1 m
High: 9,157' 2,791 m
Low: 9,154' 2,790 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 1% (1°)

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Trail shared by Brian Smith

A short boardwalk out into a beaver wonderland!

Brian Smith

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

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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Beaver!
Jul 17, 2015 near Estes Park, CO

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