Beaver Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews

Beaver Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Golden, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1046 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

wildlife

city walk

hiking
2 days ago

Nice short hike, and lots of beautiful Aspens starting to change. Road noise is a little bit of a nuisance at the start, but it gets really quiet immediately after because of the dirt and leaves covering the trail. We were advised to hike counterclockwise, which was a good decision. We chose not to go up the extra .5 mile to the shelter, but were told the view is better from there. This is a less crowded area than the rest of the park, with fewer people on the trail and more parking spaces available. Highly recommended for a short Fall outing!

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

My girlfriend and I enjoyed this hike. Very steep at the start if you go counter clockwise. Make sure to take time to hike up to the shelter. The view is better up there.

5 months ago

Did some snowshoeing on this trail end of December 2016. It wasn't enough snow for shoeing the whole way and it was only me on the entire trail that day I think. Not really much of views or anything.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice trail, but does have road traffic noise. Did this with a four year old going left on the loop. It's doable but we had to carry him on part of the downhill due to incline. Fall foliage was good.

11 months ago

Was disappointed in this trail. The fall colors weren't that great. Not sure why it was difficult either and of course the road noise.

hiking
Sunday, July 17, 2016

hiking
Monday, July 11, 2016

Very nice trail. Short and steep. Smooth, shady track through lots of aspens. Lots of wild flowers. Beautiful sunny day with strong breeze blowing the aspen leaves. Limited views at the top. Not crowded at all.

Monday, June 27, 2016

hiking
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Clearly marked trail. Some steep inclines. Good view at the top but it was blocked by some trees. Short fun hike.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

hiking
Monday, January 18, 2016

Steep inclines, and be sure to follow the signs! As there was parts that became confusing, otherwise it was a great hike for a sunny day. Like many others said, not much of mountain views.

enjoy.

hiking
Friday, October 16, 2015

hiking
Sunday, September 27, 2015

hiking
Sunday, August 16, 2015

Fabulous! However, nearby motor traffic can be heard throughout trail.

hiking
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

going right off the trailhead takes you up a steep climb, but traffic can be heard from time to time. excellent quick half day hike.

tucked away in the forest but no great mountain views. Will be back for sure.

hiking
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I went right at the trailhead which resulted in a very steep climb up the mountain. The forest was beautiful and since I neglected to check the weather forecast beforehand, I ended up hiking in a downpour! This is a shorter but somewhat difficult hike (due only to the steep incline), and it's perfect if you only have a couple of hours. I would do this hike again. I only gave 4 stars because I could hear some light traffic from the canyon road for about 20 minutes or so into the hike and that always kinda irritates me lol :)