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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Estes Park Area

Quick Facts

Upper Beaver Meadows Trail

Beginning Elevation: 8,380 Feet (2612.2 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Gain: 140 Feet (43.6 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 8,520 Feet (2655.9 Meters)
Length: 1.5 Miles (2.5 Kilometers) by trail
TI Topo Maps: Rocky Mountain National Park, #200




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General Description

Upper Beaver Meadows is located on the east side of the park. A trail leads parallel to the Beaver Meadows Road, to the south of Beaver Creek for about two miles. The trail leaves the dirt road, on the left, just inside the winter closure barricade. It crosses the stream and runs along the south side of the meadow at the base of the moraine. The trail and road meet at the parking area at the west end of Beaver Meadows.

Directions from Estes Park: Follow Hwy 36 west to the Park Headquarters. From the Headquarters, drive 2 miles and look for the Beaver Meadows Road on the west side of the road on a hairpin curve.



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Upper Beaver Meadows Trail
Yes
ICON Winter Hiking Lighter snowfall on the east side of the park leaves some low elevation trails open for hiking, without the aid of skis or snowshoes. Before each outing, check with park rangers for local snow conditions and current avalanche hazards.
Yes



Related Activities
Upper Beaver Meadows Picnic Ground - The Upper Beaver Meadows Picnic Ground is located at the west end of Beaver Meadows, on the east side of the park. It has 10 tables and 6 fire grates.



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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