Beaver Lake Trail

MODERATE 64 reviews
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Beaver Lake Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Avon, CO that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.8 miles 1378 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

snow

Pristine mountain lake in the Holy Cross Wilderness. Begin from the Beaver Creek Village Avon, CO Beaver Lake located 9746 feet elevation.

hiking
22 days ago

Lots of uphill. Rocks, terrain. So green. Water flowing everywhere. Bridges to cross. Lake is very calm and beautiful. Elevation 9700 feet. Feels like 4 miles straight up hill.

hiking
28 days ago

Hiked this trail today. No one on the trail. This clocked 6.25 miles out and back from the base of the Centennial Lift. The lake starting to freeze over in some parts, but overall still a beautiful destination.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Good morning hike, in the afternoon the sun setting makes it hard to enjoy the beautiful lake!

1 month ago

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1 month ago

2 months ago

Gorgeous Fall day-great hike for seeing the colors.

2 months ago

Must park at beaver creek village public parking. 6 miles round trip from parking to lake uphill whole way. Beautiful aspen field and fall colors. Weaving under ski runs. Nice hike.

2 months ago

75% in the shade. A lot of up, however, along a very nice creek the entire way. Lake is beautiful and worth the effort.

3 months ago

Well maintained trail with mainly forest views. You can keep going past the lake for even better views.

hiking
3 months ago

Very well maintained trail, aside from the horse droppings. Lots of water along the way for dogs and wasn't too crowded in the afternoon. The lake is spectacular and well worth the steep climb up!!

3 months ago

Great trail. We did Beaver Lake Trail to Royal Elk. Took the gondola down for a scenic ride. Definitely would do it again!

3 months ago

What a great hike. Definitely a robust climb especially if not acclimated to the altitude. Don't take the Gondala. Do the climb!

3 months ago

Steep climb a little similar to Booth Falls, and very pretty. Lake at the top is beautiful and it looks like camping there would be nice. Far side of the lake where the water feeds in there are some nice falls if you're willing to trek a tiny bit.

hiking
3 months ago

Do not go upRoyal elkit's really gray at the end because of the lake

3 months ago

We had a blast.

hiking
3 months ago

It's a really great trail

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

We loved this hike! We started around 8am in BC Village and made it to Beaver Lake by way of the Five Senses Trail and Beaver Lake Trail a little after 10am. The hike was moderately difficult with some steep areas, but definitely doable. We did it with our 10 month old daughter and she loved seeing everything from dad's back! The hike down took a little under an hour, so all together it was about a 3 hour hike!

hiking
4 months ago

Honestly, I would rate 95% of this trail as easy (wide, smooth, not steep) and only 5% as moderate (due to incline and rocks on path). The lake was a great end point, and I t was cool to see the ski hill from a different view, but the bugs and horse droppings made the experience not as enjoyable as other trails. From the Centennial #6 ski lift this was an 8 mile round trip.