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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Melissa C. (291)

Loved this trail. Great hike with a little of everything. Beautiful stream with multiple little falls which you cross a few times. Little climbing of rocks, nice incline. Definitely will hike again.

Michael Head (644)

16 Completed15 Reviews

This is such a fun hike! We thoroughly enjoyed this one, as did our dogs. Lots of fun river crossings and a secluded feel in the trees. Not very taxing but a fairly steady climb out.

Sada Vela (149)

3 Completed3 Reviews

I loved this trail. It is secluded from the hustle and bustle of the city life and quite peaceful and scenic. My best advice would be to get there as early as possible (before 9 AM ) because as the day goes by we saw a lot of people arriving and parking became a bit of a problem. Also who likes to hike when there is too much crowd ?

You can do it clock wise starting from Chavez trail and back to the Stapleton drive parking lot or counter clock wise starting from your right and coming back to the parking log through Chavez trail. We did the later and it is comparatively easier because when you go counter clock wise, you will cross most of the steep rocky part of the trail at the beginning down hill and when you get back to the trail at the end, it will be easy (not too easy though) . But if you want to go hard on your legs definitely try it clock wise.

Have fun!!

Jenna Delaney (78)

3 Completed1 Reviews

Really nice trail close to the city. Mostly tree lined, but near the middle of the hike it opens up to some nice views of jagged rock. The water levels were picking up a little bit, but still were never higher than mid-calf. The full loop only took about two hours, so it's perfect for a quick afternoon hike.

Wendy Towell (51)

4 Completed1 Reviews

My new favorite hiking trail!

Has a great mix of views

Would be fun for kids who like a challenge too.

Beaver dams, stream crossings, peaceful forrest, high view of canyon.

Nayeli Hernandez (121)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Absolutely gorgeous trail! It took us about 2 hours to complete, there are some slippery spots because there is still snow in some parts. Not too crowded!

Susan Hutchinson (3060)

85 Completed59 Reviews

Good trail to quickly get out of the city to hike. I like the braille info on the beginning of the trail. I went left after the bridge and the hike gets a little bit harder. About a Moderate hike. Not many on the trail this Jan. Snow is slowly melting so the creek should start to flow more. It's mostly a forest hike.

Brandi Wilson (889)

17 Completed17 Reviews

Beautiful hike! Wonderful on hot days since it's mostly surrounded by forest. A little rocky at parts so small dogs may have some trouble but not too much. Not too busy either. Very enjoyable.

Linds Wiggers (56)

8 Completed1 Reviews

Beautiful hike! Enjoyed the autumn colors, the trail winding through a canyon, and a gorgeous brook at the bottom! This trail has some gorgeous lookouts and some nice inclines on the way back! Will most def do it again! (:

Benji Wichman (85)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great on a hot day- most of the hike is through the surrounding woods of a small stream which you cross over at many points further into the hike. Great for dogs, but narrow at times