Beaver Lake Trail #2109


The Beaver Lake Trail begins at the base of the Beaver Creek Ski Area and continues past Beaver Lake at 3.3 miles, ending at Turquoise Lakes: This trail follows Beaver Creek as you hike through aspens and thimbleberry on an old wagon trail then onto singletrack up through coniferous forest to the Holy Cross Wilderness boundary at mile 3. From here you are only 0.3 miles from Beaver Lake. For most, this is the final destination, but the trail does continue an additional 4 miles to Lower and Upper Turquoise Lakes located at the foot of Grouse Mountain.


* There is a printable Recreation Quicksheet for this trail which is complete with directions, a map, details and other information about this trail. Or to see quicksheets for other recreation areas across the Forest, click on the "Recreation Quicksheets" link in the right column and select the appropriate Ranger District.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Restrictions: See Holy Cross Wilderness Regulations
Closest Towns: Avon

General Information

Directions: Travel west from Vail on I-70 to Exit 167 for Avon. Exit here and head south from the roundabout onto Avon Road, proceeding south under the interstate, past US Hwy 6, and to the gate for Beaver Creek. The road name changes here to Village Road. Follow this up to the Beaver Creek Village parking structure.

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  Area/Length : 
7.7 miles

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  Elevation : 
8120 - 11300


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