Beaver Creek

Grant, Colorado (Park County)

Last Updated: 06/01/2021
5 / 5 ( 2 reviews )
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Status:
Open
Typically Open: 05/15 - 12/31
Length: 4.25 miles
Highest Elevation: 9778 feet
Duration: About 25 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Grant
Nearest Town w/ Services: Bailey
Official Road Name: 123
Management Agency: United States Forest Service
District: South Platte Ranger District

Highlights

Highlight: Beaver Creek

This is an easy trail for drivers of all kinds who’d like a nice drive in the woods. Off of Hall Valley Road, Beaver Creek offers a little challenge for stock vehicles and some amazing views of the forest throughout including of Beaver Creek and its natural dams and connects into the network of trails in the Jefferson Lake area.

If you would like to run Webster Pass (FS 285.181) and/or Red Cone (FS 565), then this is a an alternaitve place to camp though can be very busy with small vehicle traffic.

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead at Hall Valley Road (0 mi)
Intersection with Hall Valley Road & the trailhead of Beaver Creek (FS 123). Stay the trail at the start of this area. The first quarter-mile is private property and it must be respected.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Bailey, CO

West on US-285 for 14.3 Miles. Turn right (north) on Hall Valley Road and follow the trail for 3.2 miles. The trailhead will be on your left (west).

Camping

Dispersed

Land Use Issues

This trail is closed from 01/01 until 5/15 each year as part of the settlement from the lawsuit below.

This area is part of Pike-San Isabel National Forest, and as such is part of the 2011 Lawsuit where a coalition of conservation and recreation groups were suing the U.S. Forest Service over what they say is an illegal addition of 500 miles of motorized roads and trails. A settlement was reached in late 2015 that is requiring the U.S. Forest Service to re-evaluate the roads and create a new travel management plan. 30 roads have been partially or completely closed while this evaluation takes place over the next few years. Those trails affected have been noted here at trailsoffroad.com.

It is imperative that the OHV community makes their voices be heard on this issue. If we do nothing, those 500 miles will be shut down, some already have. Contact the local ranger districts and let them know why the area is important to you and the history you have there. Contact your Congressperson and Senator as well. They know how important the OHV community is to the economy of the state.

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JD Marshall

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Jen & JD moved to Colorado from Chicago in May of 2015 for work and brought with them a 2001 stock Jeep Wrangler that had been garage bound for two years. Within a month of arrival, all rusty 170,000 miles of it was shaking on Colorado trails and they've never stopped. As time as gone on, their 2001 TJ had to be traded and a 2015 Jeep JK has been added to the family. JD works as a Systems Engineer for a cable company and Jen runs a business from their home during the week to pay the bills. When the weekend hits, they're almost always hitting the trail. When Sunday night rolls around, the question turns to, 'so what's next week?!'.
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