Beaver Brook /Chavez Trail Loop is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Golden, CO that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Multiple stream crossings
This hike makes for a great loop hike. We could hear the sound of water and were near the stream a lot of the hike. To add a little distance, we continued a ways on the Beaver Brook Trail toward Golden before doubling back and finishing the loop. There's definitely steep and rocky terrain to challenge you on this beautiful hike. The trail crisscrosses the stream in several places and using the rocks and logs seemed adventurous.
Nice trail, with plenty of views and water crossings
second time. great afternoon hike. 4.5 miles in about 1.25 hours.
I'm kind of torn on this one. On one hand the stream and forest canopy is cool, but the trail is thin or covered with overgrowth. About 2 miles in I couldn't find one trail at all and another included a deep stream crossing without much to cross on except an unstable bunch of wood and slippery rocks. There are some drop offs so be careful. They certainly need more trail maintenance on this one. Also FYI the parking lot is closed for repairs so you may have to park on the shoulder of the road. I don't think I'll be back.
I loved this hike. It had just rained and the smell of this wooded wonderland was amazing. The babbling brook played a lovely soundtrack as the trail twisted and turned, over and back across the creek.
Awesome. Almost a woodsy Amazon.
This was beautiful start to finish, especially with the babbling brook. Some challenging points to cross back and forth over the water. We started on the Braille trail to Chavez then to beaver brook. Gets a little confusing with signage, so if you want to do the shorter loop described here, do NOT follow the signs toward "windy gap" when the trail Ts at the brook.
Excellent hike with moderate challenge on the rerun ascent.
No views on this hike, but lots of shade and changing levels which was great to exercise. Some rocks to climb, and due to a recent flooding some crossing areas were hard to cross because of water and lots of fallen trunks. Lots of volunteers were building bridges that day to fix those problems so they may be done by now. Regardless, it was challenging but doable.
this trail is currently under construction. the new trailhead is scheduled to be conpleted in fall 2016.
All around great hike.
Second time I hiked this trail and I can't get tired of it. Not too many people, beautiful views, and lots of shade. I would rated it as easy not moderate it though; yet long enough to consider it a good workout. There is a sign saying there are bobcats in the area. My mom was freaking out all the time, watching her back. Funny!
Beautiful hike, lots of trees, shaded most of the way. The creek was awesome to cool off if you need, runs along trail for a good ways. Highly recommend if you are looking for an easy hike (although it's rated moderate) that's in the woods and a loop so you don't have to go back the same way. Not too far from Denver, easy to get to, alt around great trail.
Really enjoyed this hike. It is definitely longer than billed. Thought some of the terrain in 3rd/4th miles was a bit challenging. Very pretty and worth the effort.
5.5 mile loop. Beautiful trail. Be aware that it's downhill the first half so you will be doing your elevation gain on the way back.