Upper Beaver Meadows Trail

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Very Easy
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1.8 km
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35 m
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The Upper Beaver Meadows Hike is a scenic, family-friendly nature walk that reveals some dumbfounding vistas of the encompassing snow-capped summits. Trek along meadows and sparse pines whilst keeping an eye out for grazing elk! This short trail is a crowd-favorite, and there is no denying as to why.

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Route Description for Upper Beaver Meadows Trail

The Upper Beaver Meadows Trail is a versatile adventure that can be walked in the summer and snowshoed in the winter. With limited elevation change and easy terrain, this hike is perfect for the whole family. If you are seeking a short excursion into nature to blow off steam, then the Upper Beaver Meadows Hike is a great choice. Be respectful when viewing the wildlife and give elk and other animals plenty of room - for your safety and theirs. Located within the Rocky Mountain National Park, visitors are required to purchase a park pass.

From the trailhead, the path tracks south. As you hike, you will be offered epic views of Longs Peak in the distance. Trek along the meadow-clocked path and keep an eye out for elk. At the first intersection, turn right, crossing Beaver Brook. Shortly after you turn, you will confront another junction—turn right here. Hike north through sparse tree coverage and track the route all the way around and back to the trailhead.

Getting to the Upper Beaver Meadows Trail Trailhead

The Upper Beaver Meadows Trail departs from the trailhead off Upper Beaver Meadows Road.

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