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Beaver Lake Trail

Beaver Creek, CO
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Ranked #5 of 12 Attractions in Beaver Creek
Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
Description: Moderate-to-difficult hiking trail that extends 6.6 miles from the Mitchell Lake Trailhead, beginning at 10,500 feet up to 11,300 feet elevation.
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Raymore, Missouri
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This was our first hike during our trip to Colorado, and it was quite a doozy for me. By doozy, I mean I was huffing and puffing and totally regretting choosing this hike to try out the altitude and my new hiking shoes. Having said that, I am in fair physical condition, but that is subjective. I believe it took... More

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Rome, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Very beautiful trail. Had some very steep areas. You need to adjust to the altitude before hiking. Good exercise. I would rate it difficult.

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San Diego, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Stopping by the Hiking Center was a good idea to do before wandering around the area if you haven't been there before. My brother and I knew we wanted to go hiking, but was having a hard time searching for a list of trail-heads and where they were located near the area. (We tend to travel without doing a lot... More

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Europe
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189 reviews 189 reviews
24 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We enjoyed the hike but it was crowded, with some hikers who were not courteous with their radios blaring and their inability to share the path.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were glad we took this hike, despite the concerns of being in shape to do it. It is a 1600 ft elevation change, and probably not the hike to do, your first day at altitude. However, if you are hiker, can take your time if you are finding it a challenge, it is a lovely one to add to... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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618 reviews 618 reviews
488 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We found out about half way thru we were not in good shape for this walk. It was still fun and we would do it again it just took a little longer than we expected the views we saw were well worth the exercise

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kentucky
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I am 69 years old and have not had problems hiking before. I( expected this to be easier than it was. We beganthis hike on the morning after our arrival in Beaver creek from Ky. I was surprised that I could not make the hike to the lake but had to turn back at the City equipment garage at the... More

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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We enjoyed the hike. We expected a casual walk in the woods, but this was a respectable hike. And I might add, somewhat steep in spots. We needed to stop & catch our breath several times.

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Vail, Colorado, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Times are variable depending on fitness level. We hiked up in 1:15 hour with a couple stops. :40 minutes max down with a moon rise viewing at the bottom of Birds of Prey.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The trail to Beaver Lake is a classic alpine trail to a classic alpine lake. The scenery is stunning, from the wildflowers at your feet, to the rushing mountain stream at your side, to the snow-covered peaks towering over your head. The trail is well-maintained. It's not quite perfect, though. The larger part of the trail is in the Beaver... More

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