Beaver Creek Trail to Sawtooth Mountain

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Beaver Creek Trail to Sawtooth Mountain is a 13.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ward, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

13.8 miles
3,195 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips



Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Suite 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO

1 month ago

The photo used in this post is of Upper Coney Lake which this trail does not visit.

2 months ago

This was a great hike, but difficult due to length. If your car can get up the road it will cut the hike in half. It was awesome being up on top of sawtooth mountain- a mountain that you can clearly see if you are traveling 36 westbound into Boulder. It was a gradual incline that got more difficult as you head up Buchanan pass. Great views of all the mountains, you feel like you are right in the middle! Definitely recommend!

3 months ago

Great trail with plenty of streams for the dogs to hydrate. Started at the Camp Dick trailhead, then took Sourdough up to Beaver Reservoir, so total mileage was closer to 16mi. The last half mile up and over Buchanan Pass is up a steep grade, but the view to the west is worth every step. It also makes the trek up Sawtooth Mt easy by comparison.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Short hike to Coney Lake. Beautiful area. We came in on an off-road trail. Recommend a high clearance vehicle.