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Nice hike

Nice hike, moderate difficulty with pretty waterfalls and the lake at the end. Not too hard for 50... read more

Reviewed February 5, 2019
Vail4me
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Omaha, Nebraska
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This is a great mellow hike steapness wise and long enough for a workout with a great view of the... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
hollybeavers13
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Vail, Colorado
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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.
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Reviewed February 5, 2019

Nice hike, moderate difficulty with pretty waterfalls and the lake at the end. Not too hard for 50 year olds. Have seen young children. Start on the 5 senses trail first. Easy signage.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

This is a great mellow hike steapness wise and long enough for a workout with a great view of the lake at the end! Take a picnic :) Great for anything from a date to a family outing.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

Grate hike during the week in the summer and if you bring your fishing pole can easily snag some rainbow trout. Catch and release please. Does get a bit crowded on the week ends.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Trails on the mountains adjacent to Beaver Creek are extremely well-marked and well-indicated on available trail maps. It's a fun, exhilarating experience and opportunity to get some clean air, great exercise, and good scenery. You'll see very few people on the trail, although mountain bikers...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank RoadWarrior_LG
Reviewed September 11, 2018

Nice trail with a good amount of steep climbing For last third of trail. Lake is beautiful and trail wide and easy for the first half then narrows and is rocky and steeper.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank pastabean
Reviewed September 6, 2018

I was a little disappointed on this trail as trail had lots of hose droppings so I won't do it again. If this was a trail without horse access, then it would have been wonderful.'

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 366desereem
Reviewed August 4, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 4, 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank gec101
Reviewed July 19, 2018 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JBSB50
Reviewed July 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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cjrdh
September 8, 2017|
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Response from Mgiffy | Reviewed this property |
Ride down is free you do have to pay to ride up.
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Fiona H
April 25, 2017|
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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.
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Kathleen K
January 17, 2016|
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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.
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