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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Martine Coelho (226)

3 Completed1 Reviews

It was a fun hike. From arrival It took us 2 1/2 hours to hike and that included taking a few wrong steps along the way. A few things you'll want to know...

Because of the areas that are really tricky I wouldn't take small children. If you carry your child in a backpack I still wouldn't go because your balance is less reliable when you hike the rocks in several areas. If your child is brave and 5+ and willing to hike almost 4 miles it should be a fun trail for them.

If you can download the map I recommend it. There isn't any phone service when your in the woods.

Follow the signs then Cross a bridge continue downhill and look for the beaver Brook Trail. [BB]

The first part of the hike is mostly downhill approx 1900 feet. There are areas where the trail in thin and areas where the trail is rock. Keep your eyes out for signs. Expect to get confused on where the trail goes but if you look around you you'll find your way. Sometimes the trail is on the other side of the creek.

Sometime at the beginning of the trail the way look for a sign that point you sharp right turn!

You'll come to sign that takes you on the Chevaz Trail. Don't take Windy Sattle!

The hike out isn't bad, but it is up.

Towards the end there is a fresh trail that goes off to your right. That's not the trail. Stay left on the larger path.

Chavez Trail ends near chief hosa campground. Follow roadsigns maybe a quarter-mile back to trailhead.

Jayme Mceuen (38)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Mary Herrera (125)

2 Completed2 Reviews

My favorite trail because of the moderate work out you get from it and the views are amazing.

VaNessa Salazar (187)

7 Completed1 Reviews

Was very peaceful. Rocky and scenic lookout views. Even a waterfall :)

Allison Csik (67)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Heather Hill (311)

7 Completed1 Reviews

Very peaceful and restful. Easy trail.

Arti Karna (108)

1 Completed2 Reviews

My first trail and easy enough but it goes down first and I never arrived at a mountain view spot.

Arti Karna (108)

1 Completed2 Reviews

My first trail and easy enough but it goes down first and I never arrived at a mountain view spot.

Frank C. (204)

This is mainly about the Beaver Brook portion of the loop. I stayed on Beaver Brook for 3 miles. This puts you on top of the ridge line with great views of the surrounding valleys and area.Due to the sketchy weather, I turned back because the trail continues toward Windy Saddle, more than 3 miles further along the trail.
The BB trail was dry and well marked with some moderate elevation gains and losses. The most challenging aspect is the amount of limited exposure of the first trail section due to a narrow trail that has fairly step and deep drop offs on the lower side. This might challenge those with acrophobia but also makes the trail more challenging than I was expecting. There is also abundant wildlife once you get past the intersection with Chavez (all postings say it is closed but it can be hiked) and most of the time the brook is either visible or audible.
A great trail for it's easy access and proximity to Denver.

Justin Thornton (81)

2 Completed1 Reviews