Beckwith Pass Trail is a 6.5 mile out and back trail located near Somerset, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from July until August.
The Beckwith Pass Trail #842 connects the Three Lakes Trails #843 and the Cliff Creek Trail #840, offering a fairly easy day hike either to Beckwith Pass or down to Horse Ranch Park. It also offers access to the West Elk Wilderness, as an alternative to the steeper Cliff Creek Trail, averaging only a 2% slope. Scenic attractions include good views of East Beckwith and Ruby Range, as well as an abundance of wildflowers during mid-summer. Beckwith Pass Trail #842 is easily followed and receives heavy use from horses. Several stream crossings exist so dispersed camping is possible along the entire route. The trail descends and ascends through aspen stands; then climbs gradually along a hillside, meandering through open parks of wildflowers and scattered stand of aspen and spruce. The confluence with the Cliff Creek Trail is in a dense spruce stand at a creek crossing
Went in late August on a Sunday morning. Didn't see too many people, really nice wildflowers were still around. A nice trail through aspen trees with mountain views and rolling hills.
Very nice trail through aspen, huge pines (?) and wildflowers (we went in early August) with big, wide mountain views. We parked across from Horse Ranch Park on Kebler Pass and went up 2 miles to "Beckwith Pass" and back down. 1.5 miles up you can take a right and go 3 miles to Lost Lake Slough. At Beckwith Pass there are 2 trails that continue on. One to "Beckwith Bench" and one to "Soap Basin" and "Swampy Pass". Very little information about these posted. A little bit of water on the trail for dogs. Lots of sun exposure. Hike took us about 3 hours with a nice lunch at the top.
Beautiful trail! The wild flowers and vistas were amazing. Easy and few people!