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.

Trail Reviews (12)

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Status: Open
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On
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We picked this trail to see the fall leaves changing and it did not disappoint. Overall the trail was a bit rocky but easy to navigate. The beaver ponds are super cool! We found a great dispersed campsite, however, hunters found it too, and scared the poo out of us before the butt crack of dawn. Always scary to have gunshots wake you up! I would note this as a great fall trail, check into hunting season before you go, and we would not suggest camping or hiking there during this time.
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Status: Open
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Really pretty trail and very easy. We turned onto Lininger Cutoff then to Lininger Ditch on the way back to 285. Would love to come back when the Aspens turn.
Author: Official Crew
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Status: Open
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This trail is open for the season but snowdrifts may still exist at higher altitudes, use caution and enjoy your summer!
Author: Official Crew
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Status: Impassable
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This trail is at a high altitude within the state of Colorado and has no maintainence. As such, this trail should be considering impassable until spring.
Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
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Not under any forest closure. Open until seasonal closure takes effect. May be impassable due to snow.
Author: Official Crew
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Status: Temporary Closure
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FORT COLLINS, Colo. (Oct. 20, 2020) – Due to unprecedented and historic fire conditions, the USDA Forest Service’s Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests is announcing a temporary closure of all National Forest land in Clear Creek, Jefferson, Gilpin, Boulder, and Larimer counties, effective at midnight tonight (closure begins at 00:01 Oct. 21). This decision will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change.
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Status: Open
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Ran this today. All the trails in this trail system are fully open and in good shape. Nice scenic drive from the top of Kenosha down to Hall Valley Road.
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Status: Seasonal Closure
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Went up due to status being shown as open but it is still closed. Planned on doing Lininger Cutoff and Ditch as well so have to assume they are also closed still.
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Status: Open
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Visited this trail with a couple other lifted Subarus, very fun and fairly easy trail, even for our cars. Some rocks, the water crossing between way points 3 and 4 was about a foot deep. Lots of designated dispersed camping available along the way.
Author: Official Crew
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Status: Open
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Trail is open for the season per Forest Service closure dates.
Author: Official Crew
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Status: Open
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A great day on Beaver Creek. Even though it was mid-July, the water level was high and the creek crossing was door level. Seemed a little rougher than last year with more rock showing likely due to winter erosion.
Author: Official Crew
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Status: Open
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A fun little trail that wasn't very challenging, though we encountered some snow. This area only has a few weeks before only snow-ready rigs will be able to run this.

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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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