Beaver Lake Trail

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Beaver Lake Trail is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Avon, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1683 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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Pristine mountain lake in the Holy Cross Wilderness. Begin from the Beaver Creek Village Avon, CO. Beaver Lake located 9746 feet elevation.

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GORGEOUS hike! So many tall wildflowers in beautiful hues of purples, oranges, yellows, and reds covered the slopes as well as tall green soft grasses. It was cool to see the trees change from Aspen to pine as we climbed in elevation. There's beautiful Aspen groves that you walk through at the beginning 1/3 of the trail.

When we got to the lake it was so calm and still with a little waterfall at the end. The water is freezing cold but definitely refreshing after hiking straight up for over 3 miles. It was so clear you could spot all sorts of trout hanging out near the shadows as well as a few big fallen trees that were submerged just below the surface.

Awesome hike and I highly recommend doing it on a hot day. Lots of shade and natural beauty everywhere you look.

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We went from the village area of Beaver Creek and walked on 5 Senses Trail to where it met the trailhead for Beaver Lake Trail. You can also get dropped off right by Beaker Lake trailhead if you prefer (it's about .9 miles walking on 5 Senses up to Beaver Lake.) The 5 Senses Trail was still in the village so it wasn't as pretty- it got prettier and prettier as we went up to Beaver Lake. There are some great places to take pictures, and you can lay on one of the little beaches at Beaver Lake when you get to the top! Including the section I walked on 5 Senses Trail, the hike took a little over 2.5 hours walking at a moderate pace and stopping often to take pictures. I also walked around the lake area for a while which added to the time.

It was a pretty good trail! Was hoping to see a bit more wildflowers. The lake at the end was a bit more crowded than I like, but it was still nice. There is a small waterfall at the end!

12 days ago

Best way to do this - take the gondola up, then take the Royal Elk trail to intersect with the Beaver Lake Trail. Royal Elk is 90% downhill about 3 miles. At Beaver Lake intersection you have about 3/4 mile uphill to the lake. Then take the Beaver Lake to bottom via the Four Senses.

13 days ago

Fun moderate hike. Weather was great for our hike. Beautiful little Lake with great fly fishing for trout.

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