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Backpacking: Colorado > Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests > Canyon Lakes Ranger District

Quick Facts

Beaver Creek Trail (Canyon Lakes Ranger District)

Beginning Elevation: 9,400 Feet (2930.2 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 1,720 Feet (536.2 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 11,120 Feet (3466.3 Meters) at the Flowers Trail
Length, One-way: 7 Miles (11.67 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 942
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Comanche Peak; Pingree Park

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

This trail travels by Comanche Reservoir which offers good fishing opportunities. The trail offers a nice 1 mile spur west of Comanche Reservoir to Comanche Lake. Beyond Comanche Reservoir, the trail leads up Beaver Creek linking to the Brown's Lake Trail #941, or on to the Flowers Trail #939.

Directions from Fort Collins: Travel west about 30 miles up the Poudre Canyon, Highway 14, to the Pingree Park Road (County Road 63E). Follow the Pingree Park Road south approximately 16 miles to Forest Road 145. Travel north on Forest Road 145 2 miles to the site.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Summer through Fall .

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Difficulty: Moderate
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: Took a couple of kids just to Comanche Reservoir (2 mi)for an overnighter. Good camp sites along creek. Got a couple of fish too.

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking
ICON Cold Water Fishing Comanche Reservoir and area lakes and streams.
ICON Hiking & Walking

Related Activities
Browns Lake Trail - Brown's Lake Trail is located west of Fort Collins. It leads from the Crown Point Road to Brown's and Timberline Lakes, then on to the Beaver Creek Trail.

Flowers Trail - The Flowers Trail #939 runs from the west end of the Flowers four-wheel drive road and leads south west, through the Comanche Peak Wilderness, to Peterson Lake.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Estes Park Chamber Resort Association, 500 Big Thompson Ave. , Estes Park, CO, 80517, Phone: 800-44-ESTES, Fax: 970-586-6336, www.rockymtntrav.com/estes


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