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Upper Beaver Meadows Loop Trail [CLOSED]

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Upper Beaver Meadows Loop Trail is a 1.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October.

Distance: 1.1 miles Elevation Gain: 114 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

closed

no dogs

It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.

Wild flowers out along the upper stretch to the Moraine Meadows over look. Trail is dry and clear.

Awesome trail! We hiked part of the Ute Trail as well to the overlook and then finished the loop. Not too difficult and beautiful views. There is a little bit of snow and sludge so be careful.

hiking
muddy
snow
7 months ago

hiking
muddy
snow
7 months ago

Nice easy walk.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice hike from Moraine Park campsite to Beaver Meadow and round. We added the look to the Ute Trail which was a little more difficult (steep) but good conditions.

Nice easy stroll. Great for young kids. Only took 25 minutes to finish the loop. Beautiful day, beautiful views.

hiking
8 months ago

nice trail .

hiking
9 months ago

pretty easy trail.

hiking
bugs
9 months ago

Sweet little trail, fair amount among the trees, lots of wildflowers and birds. Even saw some turkeys at dusk. Love the silence and the ability to hear the stream bubbling, the grasshoppers chirping and the birds singing.

hiking
9 months ago

Decent trail but nothing special unless you see wildlife.

hiking
10 months ago

A perfect walk for the first day in the park. Great wildflowers and butterflies on 7/29/19.

hiking
10 months ago

Easy mostly flat trail with some wonkiness with trail markings. We used the app downloaded map to help us navigate.

hiking
10 months ago

July 27 Great trail for kids. Good spots to picnic at on ridge that overlooks moraine valley

hiking
10 months ago

Some of the markers were a bit misleading. Otherwise it's a very nice trail. We saw a family of wild turkeys.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice, easy trail make an enjoyable hike. We only hiked it because the Emerald Lake parking was closed and massively crowded. This trail had very light traffic.

hiking
11 months ago

Quick easy hike- good change from others in the area. Nobody on the trail. You do follow a horse trail for a bit but not too objectionable- great for a family

hiking
Wed May 08 2019

Did this hike on 9/5/18. Saw lots of mule deer and elk. Was great for wildlife viewing!

hiking
Wed May 01 2019

Great snow shoeing. Wouldn’t just do it without there being snow. A ton of elk make and female along the trail. Did a couple detours since they were on the designated trail.

walking
Fri Nov 02 2018

10/28/18 maybe horses hadn't been on the trail in a while and we got lucky, but horse poop was not a problem, lol. we took a 4 year old to complete his rocky mountain junior ranger badge on this and it was perfect. it was a beautiful hike through meadows and woods, and with beautiful views. I highly recommend this hike for small children.

Wed Sep 05 2018

Nice enough scenery, but horse droppings are a serious issue. Much of this trail is covered with weeks/months of horse crap, of which you will be enjoying the aroma as you attempt to sidestep the constant steaming piles. If you can handle this as well as I could, then the trail is a-OK.

Sun Aug 26 2018

It's so beautiful. Did not see any beavers, but, we saw lots of elk. Beware the pinecones. I slipped on one and sprained my ankle lol.

Sun Aug 19 2018

Horses clearly come through here, because we were walking around their droppings the whole time. The dry dirt circular path is underwhelming compared to the other paths in the park, but it is very easy to walk.

Mon Jun 04 2018

On this app it says dog are allowed on trail but when you get there it says no dogs! Please update your info!!

hiking
Mon May 21 2018

Trail had outstanding views, there were only a few other people on the trail today. Be sure to check for ticks, i didnt have on any repellent, but i had on long pants tucked inside boots and long sleeve shirt and when i got back to the cabin i had a tick on my neck.

Sun Mar 25 2018

3-25-18 Nice cool down hike for the afternoon. Road closed so a bit confusing but you can get in there and either go clockwise or counterclockwise. From the road closure more like a 3+ easy hike. Nice family hike for the young and old alike.

hiking
Wed Dec 20 2017

Nice, easy hike. The views were incredible. Kind of got lost though... roads were closed and we started off to the left of the closed road. Checking in with the map attached periodically, I think we were off track. But still nice little hike :) we headed over to Gem Lake after this, in case you need something else to do!!

Fri Nov 24 2017

Saw elk herd and was a gorgeous view.

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