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Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead

Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
+1 970-586-1206
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Upper Beaver Meadow Loop

This hike is 5 miles through meadows, pine forest with great views. If you take it clockwise you'll... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Nashville, Tennessee
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Excellent accessible hike

Our time in the park was sadly short and we chose this one trail to spend a bit of time on the... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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+1 970-586-1206
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

This hike is 5 miles through meadows, pine forest with great views. If you take it clockwise you'll climb through the first 1.5 miles or so and then it's downhill on the return - with great views for a good portion of the time on...More

Thank Marybeth58
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Our time in the park was sadly short and we chose this one trail to spend a bit of time on the ground in the park. This is a pleasant and relatively flat hike. There were few hikers on the late September day we visited....More

Thank Levannah
Reviewed 20 July 2017

After hiking to Emerald Lake and The Loch, we wanted a change of scenery. This was it. The trail winds through several types of forest and offers nice views of the meadows and peaks. The trail is mostly soft and not rocky - good for...More

Thank Porterpoint
Reviewed 13 July 2017

If you are a birder and are looking for sapsuckers and possible crossbills, this is a good trail to walk. We have never been disappointed!

Thank Lynda A
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We hiked this trail for an hour hoping to see elk, after enjoying a picnic here the evening before. We enjoyed the peaceful walk only seeing one other couple, but you can see most everything from the parking lot that you see on the hike....More

Thank Marit O
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We saw so many elk in this area. There are picnic tables which make it a perfect place to stop and relax. The wildflowers were blooming and saw beautiful bright colored birds too. A great relaxing place to take an evening drive. We didn't hike...More

1  Thank tamljsl
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Wow, we stood on a path surrounded by grazing elk. So peaceful and serene. Stood there with the meadow in front of us and the snowy mountains around us it was truly amazing. Didn't see a single beaver but was so worth the walk. Could...More

1  Thank D P
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Very windy day as we drove through this area. The tall grasses looked like waves on the ocean. Some nice views. Once we saw a mountain lion paw print and its lunch, so be careful and just perhaps you might see one.

1  Thank Sherry B
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We drove here at the end of Sept to view the annual elk rutt and is was fascinating; it was also viewed by thousands of tourists both here in upper beaver meadow and other meadows. The full grown male elk is a majestic beast and...More

1  Thank sue o
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This is a "road less traveled" experience. There is a parking area with a trail leading into ponderosa-studded parkland that in August sports a variety of wildflowers and birds such as Green-tailed Towhees, White-crowned Sparrows and Dark-eyed Juncos. There are short trails into elk pen...More

Thank Edge W
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