Beaver Meadows Trail (#44)


A recreation sign to Beaver Mdws. No. 44. Vault toilet is in the background.

The trail begins at the Camp Rock Campground. Within a mile of the trailhead, a scenic meadow takes form with beaver ponds dotting the area. Climbing slowly, you dart into the trees before coming upon another meadow. This is where the Resthouse Meadows Fire burned 1,076 acres in 1964. The Resthouse Meadows Fire is believed to have been caused by humans. Click here for more information about dispersed camping near Idaho Springs and Georgetown.  

At a Glance

Fees A Habitat Stamp is required to enter the Mount Evans State Wildlife Area from the Colorado Division of Wildlife.
Permit Info: * A mandatory free self-issuing permit is required for the Mount Evans Wilderness. * Free permits are available at each trailhead or entry point into the wilderness.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: * Dogs must be on a hand held leash * No motorized or mechanized equipment * Camps, campfires and stock, where allowed, at least 100 feet from water and trails * Group size limited to 15 people and/or 10 pack/stock animals per party * Certified weed-free hay is required for stock
Closest Towns: Evergreen, CO
Water: Lakes and streams; treat water for drinking.
Restroom: Vault toilet at trailhead. Practice Leave No Trace principles.
Operated By: Colorado Division of Wildlife and U.S. Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From Denver, take I-70 west to Evergreen Parkway exit, go 6 miles south on CO 74 to Evergreen Lake, turn right on Upper Bear Creek Rd., 6.5 miles to County Road 480, go 3 miles right on County Road 480. Continue on road 195 to Camprock Trailhead.


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  Area/Length : 
3 miles (one way)

  Elevation : 
Trailhead: 9,100' - Destination: 10,500'