Upper Beaver Meadows Loop Trail

EASY 33 reviews
#62 of 140 trails in

Upper Beaver Meadows Loop Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately 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 birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
131 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

Directions from Estes Park: Follow Hwy 36 west to the Park Headquarters. From the Headquarters, drive 2 miles and look for the Beaver Meadows Road on the west side of the road on a hairpin curve.

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1 month ago

Okay, but definitely not one of the best in RMNP.

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8 months ago

Upper Beaver Meadow Road was closed, so we parked off the mail road and walked. Dogs are allowed on the road (we saw at least three people with dogs on leashes), but not on the actual trail.

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walking
11 months ago

This is a good nature walk for groups and families. It is a horse trail, so beware. Often see animals in the Fall weeks. Not as pretty as other hikes.

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11 months ago

hiking
Thursday, September 01, 2016

As another here has suggested, do the Beaver Mountain Loop which combines some trails for a much better experience. Doing in mid September is even better with the aspens in color within this area. Easy to moderate 6 mile hike.

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Friday, July 29, 2016

Saturday, June 18, 2016

nice wander through the trees, good for kids

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

The view on the trail was almost completely of dead trees. The trail is also a horse trail so it's covered with horse dung. The highlight is the trailhead at the car park, there is a good view of the mountains, a stream, and the meadow which the elk seem to like. Skip the hike and just enjoy the view from there.