Little Beaver Creek Trail (#948)

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

At Jacks Gulch campground travel west through the campground on Old Flowers Road for less than a mile to where Little Beaver Creek Connector Trail leads southward for a mile before crossing the creek. Hiking westward along the creek will lead to Beaver Park and a junction with Flowers Trail. Beaver Park can also be accessed by continuing west on Old Flowers Road about 6 miles from Jacks Gulch Campground. A loop can be hiked by traveling to Beaver Park from Jacks Gulch on either the Flowers Trail or Little Beaver Trail and returning by the other. From the junction at Beaver Park, the Little Beaver Creek Trail continues sharply uphill for little more than a mile to intersect Upper Dadd Gulch Trail (#938). Access to the Little Beaver Creek Trail from the shared trailhead on Pingree Park Road is via the Fish Creek Trail about 2 miles west of the trailhead. The ½-mile connector drops down to meet Little Beaver Creek a few hundred yards west of the stream crossing on the trail coming south from Jacks Gulch. Most of the trail is located within the Comanche Peak Wilderness.

You can find more information on the Poudre Wilderness Volunteers website. Download trail summary here.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed due to Cameron Peak Fire.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: General Wilderness Regulations: Dogs must be on a hand held leash. No motorized or mechanized equipment. Camps, campfires and stock, where allowed, at least 200 feet from water and trails. Group size limited to 12 people or stock animals combined. Certified weed-free hay is required for stock.
Closest Towns: Rustic, Fort Collins
Water: Water can be filtered and treated from nearby water sources.
Restroom: Practice Leave No Trace principles.
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General Information

Directions: Travel 11 miles northwest of Fort Collins on U.S. Highway 287 to Colorado Highway 14. Turn left on CO 14, travel 26 miles, and turn left on County Road 63E, Pingree Park Road. Little Beaver Creek Trail can be accessed from two locations. Either follow Pingree Park Road 7 miles to Jacks Gulch Campground (the trailhead is at the northwest corner of the campground), or travel 8.5 miles to a roadside trailhead for the Fish Creek Trail (#993) which connects to the Little Beaver Creek Trail.

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Beginning Elevation: 8,100' - Peak Elevation: 9,500'