Beaver Meadows Trail (#44)


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

Length: 3.5 miles ONE-WAY

Elevation: 9,038 feet - 10,451 feet

Trail Description: Begin at the Camp Rock Trailhead. Within a mile of the trailhead, a scenic meadow takes form with beaver ponds dotting the area. Climbing slowly, the trail darts into the trees before coming upon another meadow where the Resthouse Meadows Fire burned in 1964.

Note: Mount Evans State Wildlife Area is open from June 15 to December 31. Closed to vehicle access after Labor Day.

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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: Medium
Best Season: Hiking conditions are best from July through September.
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply in the Mount Evans Wilderness:
  • 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.
Unless seasonal restrictions are in effect, campfires must be attended at all times and cold to the touch with the bare hand before being abandoned. Collection of dead and down wood is allowed; do not break branches from standing trees for firewood.
Closest Towns: Evergreen
Water: Lakes and streams; treat water for drinking.
Restroom: Practice Leave No Trace principles.
Operated By: Colorado Division of Wildlife and U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Clear Creek Ranger District Visitor Services and Idaho Springs Visitor Center; 303-567-4382; Contact Us

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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