Beaver Brook and Chavez Trail Loop

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Beaver Brook and Chavez Trail Loop is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Golden, Colorado that features a river 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
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1181 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

ice climbing

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wildlife

rocky

The trail 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.

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23 hours ago

We enjoyed this trail! My husband and I did this hike with our 2 kids (5 yo & 3 yo). I measured the loop to be 5.1 miles from the parking lot, so it's a bit longer than described. This hike is kid friendly, and my kids loved the small rock obstacles near where beaver brook and Chavez trail meet. We went clockwise around the loop. Beaver Brook is mostly downhill from the parking lot. Once you get to the Chavez trail, it's a moderate climb back. This trail is very shady, but not as many scenic views. There is a couple spots along Chavez trail where you have quite a good view if you go out on the small paths.

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The first mile on Beaver Brook is downhill and really not very scenic. Once you actually reach the brook, this hike is gorgeous. The brook is audible from there on out. Some fun rock scrambles towards the end of Beaver Brook and into Chavez Trail. Chavez Trail is a moderate climb to Braille Trail. There's a split..both labeled as the start of Braille Trail-either lead you out to the road. Take a left to get back to the Beaver Brook trailhead. Would highly recommend this hike.

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This trip was beautiful was an awesome hike for the people. It was pretty hard on the dogs. their pads were all torn up from some of the scramble areas and could hardly make it the last mile.
PS my boyfriend lost his nice sunglasses so if you find them give us a holla

2 days ago

A variety of perfect curves and moderate for sure. The angle of the hike hurt our feet. The angle was awkward. Nice views.

walking
2 days ago

Beautiful trail

hiking
3 days ago

great trails

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