Upper Beaver Meadows is located on the east side of the park. A trail leads parallel to the Beaver Meadows Road, to the south of Beaver Creek for about two miles. The trail leaves the dirt road, on the left, just inside the winter closure barricade. It crosses the stream and runs along the south side of the meadow at the base of the moraine. The trail and road meet at the parking area at the west end of Beaver Meadows.
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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Lighter snowfall on the east side of the park leaves some low elevation trails open for hiking, without the aid of skis or snowshoes. Before each outing, check with park rangers for local snow conditions and current avalanche hazards.
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Upper Beaver Meadows Trail
Upper Beaver Meadows Picnic Ground - The Upper Beaver Meadows Picnic Ground is located at the west end of Beaver Meadows, on the east side of the park. It has 10 tables and 6 fire grates.
Headquarters: Rocky Mountain National Park, 1000 Highway 36
, Estes Park, CO, 80517-8397, Phone: 970-586-1206, Fax: 970-586-1256, TTY: 970-586-1319