Limited parking is available on the east side of private Beaver Reservoir, along County Road 96, for access to the Sourdough Trail.
At a Glance
No drinking water
Practice Leave No Trace principles
U.S. Forest Service
Boulder Ranger District, 2140 Yarmouth Ave, Boulder, CO 80301, Phone 303-541-2500, Fax 303-541-2515; Contact Us
Directions: From Ward, head west on Colorado Highway 72 for three miles. Turn west on County Road 96, signed for Tahosa Boy Scout Camp, continuing 2.5 miles to the east side of Beaver Reservoir.
Horse Riding & Camping
Although parking is limited at the marked Beaver Reservoir Trailhead, there is ample room for parking and turning around with a horse trailer south of County Road 96 on the east side of Beaver Reservoir. This trailhead provides access to the Sourdough Trail, and Coney Creek Road (the road is a nice ride early in the season, when the gate is still closed.)
Occasional lakes and streams.
From Beaver Reservoir, skiers and snowshoers enjoy access to the Sourdough Trail and Coney Creek Road (National Forest System Road 507). Parking is available east of the reservoir or along the side of County Road 96 at its intersection with NFSR 507. NFSR 507 heads west four miles to Coney Flats, at the Indian Peaks Wilderness boundary, where the Beaver Creek Trail heads west and south. Avalanche risk increases among the slopes and drainages of the Indian Peaks.