Beaver Reservoir Trailhead


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

Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Ward, Colorado
Water: No drinking water
Restroom: Practice Leave No Trace principles
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Boulder Ranger District, 2140 Yarmouth Ave, Boulder, CO 80301, Phone 303-541-2500, Fax 303-541-2515; Contact Us

General Information


From Ward, head north on Colorado Highway 72 for approximately 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.

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Horse Riding & Camping

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XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

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.
Warming Sheltersnone
Difficulty Level: Easy to Difficult
Areas & Activities

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