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Beaver Lake Trail

Beaver Creek, CO
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Ranked #7 of 11 Attractions in Beaver Creek
Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner 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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Houston, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We took a hike on this trail today based on the various reviews on Trip Advisor. This was an extremely disappointing hike: 1. Beaver Creek is a gated winter resort not geared toward hiking or nature walking. Parking is very controlled and limited. Info for hikers are hard to find. Sign posts to trailheads non-existent. Hikers need to park at... More

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Raymore, Missouri
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
36 helpful votes 36 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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208 reviews 208 reviews
29 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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
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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771 reviews 771 reviews
609 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 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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20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
16 reviews 16 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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