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Worth It

It's about a 4-5 hour hike from base to Beaver Lake. I am not a hiker, but I am in good physical... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Heather K
Nice moderate hike

The hike was nice, but be warned. The trail is shared with horses so there was a good amount of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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.
Beaver Creek, CO
+1 970-754-5373
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's about a 4-5 hour hike from base to Beaver Lake. I am not a hiker, but I am in good physical shape and there were times we were ready to turn around. The gorgeous views and fun discoveries along the way made it worth...More

Thank Heather K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hike was nice, but be warned. The trail is shared with horses so there was a good amount of horse poop along the way. That's probably the most annoying part. I had to constantly look down because we were dodging the droppings. The lake...More

Thank gec101
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We take this trail every year. It is not difficult the steepest part is in BG. Once you arrive in BC takes 2 hours will rests you can stop for a bite at Coyote Cafe. Worth it.

Thank JBSB50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was told to us as being a moderate hike. The first part was, the 5 senses hike, piece of cake. Then we went on toward Beaver Lake hike. Way hard! But we were to far in so we forged on. Took some hikers advice...More

2  Thank Karen A
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Great trail. Make sure you hike all the way to Beaver Lake it’s worth the hike. Also, hiking along the Beaver Creek river is spectacular!

Thank Randi M
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

I’d rate this hike as moderate but only after having done more strenuous hikes I. The area. It was 3.21 miles to the top starting on the 5 senses trail. It took us about 1.5 hours. The trail was pretty private. We hardly saw anyone....More

Thank Susan T
Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

We hiked through Beaver Creek starting at the Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch heading up and over the village to village trail. Our intended path was to go up around chair lift 11 and back over the chairlift 12 and 18. The problem was there were...More

4  Thank Jonesy2013
Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

We hiked the trail over Labor Day weekend. We bought lunch at Avon Bakery at 9:00 and started the hike around 10:00. It took about 2 1/2 hours to get to the lake, and about 2 hours to get back. The trail starts to the...More

3  Thank Brad R
Reviewed October 13, 2017

Well marked too. Challenging at times. There is some. Rocky areas to climb through. Altitude gets to around 10,500 at top. If you have trouble breathing at altitude, this hike is not for you. Between the difficulty of the hike and the elevation, you will...More

2  Thank 3679lori
Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

We're staying in Avon/BC and decided on staying nearby for our final hike of our vacation. Wanted to make a day-ish out of it. This was perfect. We made it an almost 13 mile hike by walking from the Westin over to Bachelor Gulch and...More

1  Thank fixitswife
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September 8, 2017|
Response from Michael G | Reviewed this property |
Ride down is free you do have to pay to ride up.
Fiona H
April 25, 2017|
Response from BedRockDepot | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't notice your question sooner, but the Vail area does have wildflowers. Hopefully you enjoyed them on your travels.
Kathleen K
January 17, 2016|
Response from BedRockDepot | Reviewed this property |
We did it in November, so it's definitely doable in the winter, but make sure you have the right boots to do it.