Hiking

There are thousands of miles of Colorado hiking trails waiting to be explored! The Beaver Creek hiking trails offer a gateway to the pristine high alpine lake Beaver Lake, fields of wildflowers or views of Colorado’s 14,000 ft peaks.

Beaver Creek Hiking Center | (970) 754-5373

Experience the mountains in a whole new light, the Beaver Creek Hiking Center specializes in guided interpretive nature hikes for all ages and desires. Whether hiking Beaver Creek Mountain, to a pristine high alpine lake, through a field of wildflowers or summiting one of Colorado’s coveted 14,000ft peaks – the hiking center offers something for everyone.

Hiking-Only Trails

Hiking trails are closed to bikers, except for multi-use trails. Distances listed are one-way.

  • Creekside Loop (Beginner Trail): Perfect for the family- a gentle loop that passes through Creekside Park where you’ll find a playground, picnic tables and restrooms. 1.5 miles, 45-60 minutes.
  • Discovery Loop (Beginner Trail): An easier interpretive hike exploring the cultural history of the region as well as the indigenous wildlife of the area. 1.5 miles, 45-60 minutes.
  • Five Senses Trail (Beginner Trail): This trail begins at the base of Chair #6, crosses Beaver Creek and follows the road to Flood’s Fishing Ponds and the Beaver Lake Trailhead. Approx. 1 mile, 45-1.25 hours. A suggested family hike.
  • Spruce Saddle Loop (Beginner Trail): An easier, mid-mountain interpretive tour at Spruce Saddle. Learn about local flora and fauna. Approx. 1 mile. 30-60 minutes.
  • Beaver Lake Trail (Intermediate Trail): Follow this trail along Beaver Creek, past the base of Chairs #9, #10 and #11 and Beano’s Cabin and up the valley to Beaver Lake, a pristine mountain lake in the Holy Cross Wilderness. Approx. 6 miles round-trip. 3-4 hours.
  • Overlook Trail (Intermediate Trail): Near the top, take in views of the Sawatch Mountain Range from the overlook and on your way down, watch as Beaver Creek Village unfolds below you. For a more challenging hike, begin at the bottom and hike up. Approx. 4 miles. 2-4 hours.
  • Royal Elk Trail (Intermediate Trail): This picturesque and challenging trail is generally downhill and can be accessed by riding along the Centennial Express Lift #6. The route traverses the Talons Challenge ski slopes along a challenging single-track and connects with the Beaver Lake Trail. Subject to construction in Summer 2012. Approx. 2.5 miles. 1-1.5 hours.
  • Trail Maps

    Before you set out on your Beaver Creek hiking adventures, stop by the Creekside front desk and pick up a trail map.