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.
dogs on leash
Pristine mountain lake in the Holy Cross Wilderness. Begin from the Beaver Creek Village Avon, CO Beaver Lake located 9746 feet elevation.
Good morning hike, in the afternoon the sun setting makes it hard to enjoy the beautiful lake!
Gorgeous Fall day-great hike for seeing the colors.
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.
75% in the shade. A lot of up, however, along a very nice creek the entire way. Lake is beautiful and worth the effort.
Well maintained trail with mainly forest views. You can keep going past the lake for even better views.
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!!
Great trail. We did Beaver Lake Trail to Royal Elk. Took the gondola down for a scenic ride. Definitely would do it again!
What a great hike. Definitely a robust climb especially if not acclimated to the altitude. Don't take the Gondala. Do the climb!
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.
Do not go upRoyal elkit's really gray at the end because of the lake
We had a blast.
It's a really great trail
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!
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.
Hiked from Park Hyatt Beaver Creek so started on 5 Senses that then connects to Beaver Lake Trail. Go early because by Noon there were lots of people arriving. We made it to the top by 11:00 and had privacy. We packed lunch and ate out on the rocks near the Falls. My kids are 7 & 9 and able to do it no problem.
Overlook to Allies Way to Beaver Lake Trail to Beaver Lake. Took 1:45 up and 1:45 down. Great hike. Pretty lake at the top.
i have hiked this trail three times and enjoyed each trip. The key is truly starting at the trailhead (vs. the parking structure near Centennial). With an average pace, you will make it up in an hour or so. It is steep and rocky at spots, but an overall nice experience w/ a beautiful lake for those seeking a 2 to 2.5 hour trek in total. Kid friendly.