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Backpacking: Colorado > Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests > Boulder Ranger District

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Beaver Creek Trail (Boulder Ranger District)

Beginning Elevation: 10,500 Feet (3200 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 100 Feet (30 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 10,400 Feet (3170 Meters)
Length: 6.0 Miles (9.7 Kilometers)
Recommended Season: Summer to Fall
Trail Number: 911
Usage: Extremely Heavy
USGS Maps: Ward, Allenspark

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General Description

This trail is heavily traveled by a range of users from day hikers to horseback parties. At the Mitchell Lake parking lot the Beaver Creek trailhead is to the north (your right as you come in). The Beaver Creek Trail climbs to 11,300' before dripping down into the Middle St. Varian drainage. A fork in this trial to the northwest leads to the summit of Mt. Audubon via the Mt. Audubon Trail.

Directions from Ward: Take Brainard Lake Road (CR #102) to the Lost Lake Trailhead.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Summer through Fall .

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Visitor Information:

Boulder Ranger District, 2140 Yarmouth Ave. , Boulder, CO, 80301, Phone: 303-444-6600, Fax: 303-541-2515


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