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We picked this as a training hike for summer 14ers and were not disappointed. It has a "road less traveled" feel to it without a lot of hikers. It starts out with steep dirt (poles recommended on the way down), then some flatter sections in the middle, and then some fun easy class 3 scrambling near the top. Good views of Red Rocks to the east and Mt Evans to the west because you are on a ridge much of the time. Not much shade though. We met a guy coming down who said it was his 704th trip in 15 years. So that's a pretty good recommendation right there.

Hiked this today 3/15. It was still extremely muddy and icy in some spots. Micro spikes weren’t necessary but there were a few spots around the 3/4 mark part of the trail that were kind of sketchy and slippery. Also my activity tracker said this loop was closer to 5.6 miles instead of the listed 4.8 here. If you go from
Beaver to Chavez it is mostly downhill the first 2 miles, then some ups and downs the next 1-2 with some steep, rocky sections and winding ledges with steep drop offs, the last section is a lot of uphill which is tough after being spent energy-wise on the first part. Overall I enjoyed this trail but feel it’s probably better in summer. I will wait until then to return.

PS I took my two small older (almost 10 yo) dogs on this trail and they loved it. Had no problems. I think they would love this in the summer when they can cool off in the little creeks!

Very nice hike:). We hiked this trail in mid March and experienced very comfortable weather. A lot of elevation change which was gradual and consistent.

Very nice trail with fair elevation changes. Trail was a bit muddy, but that’s to be expected this time of year. I would definitely recommend this trail to others

The path is extremely icey right now! I expected better scenery through the hike- I think this would be a much better hike for spring/summer.

12 days ago

I did this trail along with Belcher Hill trail. It was nothing but muddy trails (60% of the trails were covered with mud!!) even 10 days past after the last snow and it has been warm days(Today was 57F). If you enjoy mud run/hike, do it!

My wife, and dog went yesterday. Lots of ice and snow on this trail, but it is only March. Was very slippery in spots. Did the whole trail in about 3.5 hours, but we were taking our time, stopped to eat, etc. Foot traffic wasn't too bad. Not a very scenic trail this time of year, but still very fun. Most of the creeks were frozen over.

Went yesterday. Pretty icy in spots and most of trail snow packed, but the sun was melting it quickly. Be careful if you go down Chavez as it is steep with much ice. I wore yak tracks and it was fine. Beautiful day hardly anyone else—on a Tuesday.

Nice hike through a beautiful forest..

Fun trial close to Denver. Crowded but if you go early it make for a great hike

Current conditions: sections of ice and packed snow, but our group of 6 (youngest being 10) did it without spikes or snow shoes.

Fantastic hike down to Beaver Brook with an exciting climb back up

Bring micro spikes! Windy ledges but just be smart about it

2.10.18 - stunning scenery during light snowfall. traction advised for the next few days as the path gets really narrow with a steep drop off to one side. great gains and altitude peak of over 7100 ft.

Close, steep, and very few switch backs. Got about 500' from the summit but didn't make it cause I brought my dog and I lifted him for the first set of rocks no problem but getting good footing for the second set of rocks where I'd need to lift him was a little sketchy and I'd imagine even worse on the way down

Great workout and winding trail but not much of a view.

1 month ago

Very fun trail! A bit icy so plan accordingly

Icy in spots, poles and traction recommended. Great afternoon hike

1 month ago

So... many... bikers... and the trail was so-so

great time to hike.

Just having moved to Denver from Cali and my first hike...and I chose this one! It was much harder than I thought. So when they say difficult trail...yes! But I loved every min. Even with a couple of slips on the way down.

This might be my new favorite hike in the area. So close, but you follow a creek through trees and meadows, passing over bridges every now and then. No spectacular views or anything, but if you want to get outside without a long drive, it's a great option. The creek is frozen right now, so a few spots can get pretty icy, just to be aware.

Loved the variation of the hike between the beautiful forest and the views of town. Highly recommend. The weather was mild but be warned of the icy patches throughout the hike, especially in the woods. We wore microspikes and were glad to have them, even if they were annoying to take on and off between the icy and dry trail areas. Would recommend bringing some type of traction device and a layer as you transition between sunny/exposed and shaded/trees.

Pretty, forested hike! Starting out with much descent, you know you’re gonna have to climb later, but even on a Sunday midday felt like I had the trail mostly to myself. So, the ascent was worth it :) Wear good hiking shoes and long pants so the parts with brush don’t scratch your legs.

Great forest hike. Downhill first, uphill for the rest. Finished it in two hours or so.

2 months ago

I’m definitely wearing my hiking boots next time. It looks like there was some recent flooding that had frozen and blocked some areas of the trail, so I had to either attempt to cross the slick ice or fight shrubbery to continue on. The trails could also be a bit better marked; I found myself backtracking a few times because I’d chased a rabbit trail. Overall, nice solitary hike close to Denver.

Great trail. Challenging at certain points for someone who came from sea level.

Pretty easy trail with some rocky sections, none too steep. It follows the creek from the beginning, which is nice in the warmer months, and there are some shady sections as well.

I was on this trail last summer and encountered a man who had tripped on a rock while trail running and had dislocated his hip. We had to call 9-1-1 and it took them about an hour to reach us. Careful on the rocks!

Fun hike with different terrain. Bikers were super friendly. Lots of mud with some ice, but good conditions overall for late December.

good views, moderate difficulty, the trail head has moved from where the GPS takes you.

Good lunchtime ride. I dunno if the new fee is worth it otherwise. Not really a "destination."

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