Beaver Creek is a 8.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Alta, Wyoming that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until October.

Length8.3 miElevation gain2,641 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestRiverViewsWildflowersWildlife
Waypoints (1)
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Beard Mountain
43.83559, -110.9439
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Christina Morrisett
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HikingNo shadeOff trailOver grown

Hiked Beaver Creek to Beard Mountain on 8/1. Beard Mountain is another mile or so past where this trail ends on AllTrails. Follow the ridge line and you’ll hit a small summit with a flagpole. Keep following the ridge line another 10 minutes to Beard Mountain. I’m a moderately fit biker in my late 20s. Left the trailhead at 8am. Made it to Beard Mountain in 2.5 h, 30 min lunch, and then 2 h back to my car. Very light traffic. A group of four left the trailhead around the same time I did, and then I ran into 2 ascending hikers on my descent. Until you hit the ridge line, the trail isn’t the most scenic—lots of overgrown vegetation. Wildflower season has already peaked at the lower elevations, but is still holding on along the ridge. Due to high veg and low traffic, I had a tough time finding the trail between 2.7-3.3 miles during my ascent. But if you stick to the ridge line, you should be fine (that’s where I went wrong). There is also very little shade. Bring sunscreen and start early!

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Lu Mailei
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Horseback riding

Amazing views at the top. Worth the trip and highly suggest going with someone familiar with the area.

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Emma Errgang
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HikingBugsOver grown

Pretty tough elevation gain if you aren’t used to it. Make the hike worth it and go the extra mile up to the flag pole.

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Nikki Sjoden
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HikingMuddy

Amazing hike, straight up hill for the majority of the miles. Still pretty muddy, esp at the bottom and the trail disappeared at the top but we made it and it was worth every step!

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Louis Arnos
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Hiking

This is a beautiful hike with great views of the backside of the Tetons. At only an hour away from Jackson, we escaped the local crowds here and had the entire trail to ourselves. Beautiful low land meadows rise to a 360 degree view. We opted to continue along the ridge to the next peak where there is a flag pole on top. This view is where you take in the back of the Tetons and is worth it. The extra peak added about an hour to the hike as we had lunch on top. In total the hike took us 4 hours.

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C Brouswer
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HikingBugsMuddy

Amazing trail. The wildflowers are everywhere. There are a few creek crossing, some are muddy. The views at the top are beautiful. We went a half mile more up to the flag for spectacular views of the Tetons. We needed bug repellent. The trail was difficult to follow on the ridge.

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Christian Stewart
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HikingOff trail

Good trail, very lightly trafficked single track with moderate steepness and elevation. Excellent panorama views of the 5 Tetons from a head on angle and views of Teton valley and Grand Targhee resort behind you. I would personally recommend going all the way up the ridge line to beard mountain. This portion traverses a comfortable ridge line with mountain meadows and views of cliffs. When you get to the high point the views are some of the best in the Tetons.

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Christian Stewart
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Hiking

Found on a marked trail in the south Leigh canyon Jedediah Smith wilderness.

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Kathleen Pigott
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Hiking

Did this twice the week of July 22, 2019. The first time I missed the turn off, went another 3 miles before finding it again, and wasn’t able to make the top. The second time I was able to make it to the top, but it took some extra time to try to follow the trail. It is non-existent near the top. That said, it is a really beautiful trail with amazing wildflowers. Maybe the best I’ve seen all year. Horses have really destroyed the wetter sections of trail, though. It’s steep going up, so be prepared for some vertical.

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Jesse Christophel
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Hiking
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Very peaceful hike. Trail goes in and out of wild flower meadows and trees. As you get higher, you get views of the Teton valley and the surrounding Teton mountains. Trail is small and not very heavily worn, so pay attention to the map.

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David Hinck
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Hiking
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Tony Bonacuse
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Hiking
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Jon Brendsel
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Hiking
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Christian Stewart
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Walking
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Catherine Seilkop
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Hiking
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David Rabjohns
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Hiking
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Kathleen Pigott
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Hiking
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