Beaver Brook /Chavez trail loop

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3.85 mile loop with multiple stream crossings and about 1100 ft of elevation gain round trip.

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Jarred Manchego (26)

1 Completed0 Reviews

This was a nice trail, a little rough for the dogs but definitely enjoyable. Good thing was most of the hike was covered by shade. This trail can be difficult at times when it comes to the water crossings and the trail not being laid out so easily when doing so. We have received a ton of rain so some of the water spots were pretty high and fast moving. Highly recommend bringing an extra pair of socks just in case. All in all this was a fun trail but like others have said, it can be a bit confusing at times and I wouldn't say it was exactly easy, but not hard. Took us a bout 2 1/2 hours to complete but will be doing this one again soon

Dayna B. (114)

Joe Kelly (298)

7 Completed1 Reviews

Good trail, as others said, there is lots of nice shade. Its also close to Denver which makes it easy to get to. A few things to note. Once you get to the actual Beaver Brook on the Chavez Trail (the first bridge) the trail does get a bit confusing. There are roughly 5 or 6 river crossings, only one of which is a little iffy (skipping across rocks about 4" under the rushing river). the rest you just walk over logs and such that are placed around. There is a rock outcropping you need to scramble over at one point as well, the trail continues behind it.

The trail is fun, while it has some technical bits. Besides fro the river crossing, there are many places with some exposure, with some very steep inclines and declines in areas. Just be ready to keep your balance. Trekking poles work wonders in those areas and the river crossings.

There is parking at the actual trailhead where the trails fork off. There is also parking .25mi up the road, where I parked. It works fine but does cause you to need to hike up hill another little bit. Just drive down the road to the trailhead.

Kayla Koehn (68)

2 Completed4 Reviews

Fun hike! Lots of river crossings, pretty windflowers, and a good amount of shade for a hot day. A little confusing once you get to the bottom to find Chavez Trail, but totally worth it!

Kayla Koehn (68)

2 Completed4 Reviews

It was a little tricky finding Chavez Trail once I reached the brook, but it was a fun hike! Big thanks to whoever put tree stumps over the river so I could cross without getting soaked. You rock!

Kayla Koehn (68)

2 Completed4 Reviews

It was a little tricky finding Chavez Trail once I reached the brook, but it was a fun hike! Big thanks to whoever put tree stumps over the river so I could cross without getting soaked. You rock!

Nicole Nakamura (50)

2 Completed2 Reviews

So this is confusing because I used the app to get to this trail but didn't see the loop and ended up doing the whole beaver Brook trail.. Not a loop

we came out where you're supposed to start the beaver Brook trail and had to get a ride back to our car where the app had us start

9 miles total and it was beautiful! Not what we planned to do but great nonetheless!

Heather Galbraith (2951)

46 Completed19 Reviews

Britta Gerdes (105)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Tons of wildflowers!

Andy Timinsky (517)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Fun trail, can be crowded at time. Watch out for the rattlesnakes as I saw 2.

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