Beaver Brook and Chavez Trail Loop

MODERATE 787 reviews
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Beaver Brook and Chavez Trail Loop is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Golden, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1259 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

rocky

It has a nice mix of elevation gain and loss as well as creek for more than half of the loop. Its especially great during summer time, because you can hike or run and work up a nice sweat then dip in May of the pools along the trail.

2 minutes ago

There's a point where (depending on which way you decide to go first) the trail leads to a pile of rocks resting on a boulder. You gave to walk along the stream side of the boulder on the giant smooth stones and the trail will continue over the edge of the big smooth stones. I butt slid down it

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1 hour ago

Not many people or dogs. Local residents mentiond recent cougar sightings. Flowers are in bloom. Lots of creek accessibility and crossings. Lots of parking and clean bathrooms.

4 hours ago

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5 hours ago

Loved this trail - easy to get to, tons of shade and beautiful water. Only downside is that you have to go down first and climb the hard terrain coming back out when you're more tired regardless of which way you go on the loop. The B/B side is also pretty uneven/slanty for the first mile or so which makes it difficult to walk. Recommend bringing poles if you can to help with some tricky water crossings!

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15 hours ago

Great trail with the dogs! loved the scenery and tree cover for hot days, and the stream is nice to help cool off!

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1 day ago

Great trail! Well maintained, plenty of shade and water. I will definitely do this again!

1 day ago

love this hike! beautiful, shade, water, fun mix of terrain, and we'll maintained.

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4 days ago

I loved this trail! Interesting terrain...wooded, water, cliffs...very peaceful...just deer, wildflowers, hummingbirds and butterflies! So close to Denver, but feel like you are really isolated, well after the first 20 minutes of the hike where you can hear the cars on I-70. Not great views of mountains, but still great trail!

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5 days ago

Loved this trail! Didn't go too far, but it was really peaceful, even with the road traffic on the background. My daughters loved it, both are eager to go again and get further in!

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5 days ago