Beaver Creek is an absolutely stunning resort in the winter and summer! I was reminded of this over the weekend when friends and I hiked up Beaver Lake Trail, leading us to none-other-than Beaver Lake. The trail is a mere 3.3 miles each direction with an elevation climb from 10,500 to 11,300 feet, making it a great hike for most hikers. I will say that towards the end my legs started to feel the burn, making it a hike that I can be proud of, without becoming utterly exhausted.
Beaver Lake Trail can be conquered by horse, foot or mountain bike; although I prefer foot. Finding the trail-head is easy, as it’s just past the Beaver Creek Chapel where at the road comes to an end. I recommend grabbing a trail map from the Information Booth prior to your climb, since you’ll have to park in Ford or Villa Montane parking structures.
I enjoyed this hike due to the beauty that surrounded us throughout the hike. The first part of the hike you are walking along the river cascading through the Aspen Trees. The further you climb, the better the views and I like nothing more than to see the runs I ski in the winter transformed for the summer!
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