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Quick Facts

Beaver Creek Trail

Beginning Elevation: 8,920 Feet (2780.5 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Gain: 560 Feet (174.6 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 9,480 Feet (2955.1 Meters)
Length: 3.5 Miles (5.83 Kilometers) 5.3 km
Trail Number: 2092
Usage: Light
USGS Maps: Cattle Cr., Stoney Ridge, Quaker Mesa, Center Mtn.

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

This trail offers a pleasant and scenic hike or bike ride, only a few minutes from Glenwood Springs. The trail follows Beaver Creek out of 4-mile Park, climbs a ridge and drops into the Yank Creek drainage. Using the gas pipeline, this can be made into a loop trail for bicycles. It is recommended that you do the route using the pipeline to access Yank Creek. Due to some very steep grades, it would be very difficult to attempt to climb from Yank Creek up the pipeline to road #300. It is best to park your vehicle at the 4-mile trailhead, ride the road to the pipeline, take the pipeline to Yank Creek and return to 4-mile via the Beaver Creek trail.

Directions from Glenwood Springs: From Glenwood Springs, travel on County road #117 approximately 11 miles. Before you reach Sunlight Ski Area, follow the gravel road #300 to the right for 4 miles until you reach 4-mile park. Continue on road #300 to the south end of the park. Just before reaching the timber you will notice a bulletin board on the left side of the road. This bulletin board is the trailhead for the Beaver Creek Trail. This trail can also be accessed via the natural gas pipeline located 5 miles beyond 4-mile park on road #300. The pipeline is closed to motor vehicle travel (including ATV), but is open to foot, horse and bicycles.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: June through September (NOTE: Snow may obstruct the trail at high elevations.) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Beaver Creek Trail (Sopris Ranger District)
ICON Horseback Riding Beaver Creek Trail
ICON Mountain Biking Beaver Creek Trail

More Information

Visitor Information:

Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, 1102 Grand Ave. , Glenwood Springs, CO, 81601, Phone: 888-4GLENWOOD, www.glenscape.com


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