Beaver Creek Hiking Trails
Hiking trails are closed to bikers, except for multi-use trails. Distances listed are one way.
Beaver Creek Village Loop™
An easy hike out of Beaver Creek Village. The trail winds up through the aspens and
along the open slopes of the Haymeadow area above Beaver Creek Village. This trail
has moderate elevation gain and offers great views of the Village;
approx. 1.7 miles (2.8 km), 1 hour.
Part of Village Loop, this section is an easy hike winding through the wildflowers
and aspen stands overlooking the Village; approx. 1 mile (1.6 km), 30 minutes.
Perfect for the family—a gentle loop that passes through Creekside Park where you’ll
find a playground, picnic tables and restrooms; 1.5 miles (2.4 km), 45 – 60 minutes.
Discovery Loop™ (Hike-ology™ Program)
An easier interpretive hike exploring the cultural history of the region as well as the
indigenous wildlife of the area; 1.5 mile (2.4 km), 45 – 60 min.
Five Senses Trail™ (Hike-ology™ Program)
This trail begins at the base of Chair #6, crosses Beaver Creek and follows the road
to Flood’s Fishing Ponds and the Beaver Lake Trailhead; approx. 1 mile (1.6 km),
45 min. – 1.25 hours. A suggested family hike.
Spruce Saddle Loop™ (Hike-ology™ Program)
An easier, mid-mountain interpretive tour at Spruce Saddle. Learn about local flora and
fauna; approx. 1 mile (1.6 km), 30 – 60 min.
Beaver Lake Trail™
Follow this trail along Beaver Creek, past the base of Chairs #9, #10 and #11 and
Beano’s Cabin and up the valley to Beaver Lake, a pristine mountain lake in the Holy
Cross Wilderness; approx. 6 miles round trip (9.7 km), 3 – 4 hours.
Near the top, take in views of the Sawatch Mountain Range from the overlook and
on your way down, watch as Beaver Creek Village unfolds below you. For a more
challenging hike, begin at the bottom and hike up; approx. 4 miles (6.5 km), 2 – 4 hours.
Royal Elk Trail™
This picturesque and challenging trail is generally downhill and can be accessed by
riding the Centennial Express Lift #6. The route traverses the Talons Challenge ski
slopes along a challenging single-track and connects with the Beaver Lake Trail;
approx. 2.5 miles (4.1 km), 1 – 1.5 hours.
Multi-use trails are designated for hiking, biking and horseback riding.
Distances listed are one way.
This scenic trail is a wonderful beginner hiking path and intermediate mountain
biking trail through the trees and slopes of Beaver Creek’s lower mountain;
approx. 1 mile (1.6 km).
Arrowhead Mountain Trail™
With a great backcountry feel amongst the aspens and pines, this trail winds up
the Arrowhead valley eventually connecting with Primrose and Piece O’Cake Trail;
approx. 3.7 miles (6 km).
Bachelor Loop™, Bear Paw Loop™ & Ridge Rider Loop™
These multi-use trails are part of the Bachelor Gulch trail network. Enjoy scenic hikes
that start and finish in Bachelor Gulch.
Beaver Creek Recreation Path™
A paved recreation path adjacent to Village Road, which connects Avon
to Beaver Creek Village; approx. 2 miles (3.2km).
Beautiful views of Beaver Creek Valley and the Gore Range;
approx. 4.5 miles (7.2 km).
You’ll pass the Birds of Prey™ Express Lift and wind down along Beaver Creek
by Red Tail Camp; approx. 4.5 miles (7.2 km).
Piece O’ Cake and Primrose™
Offering hikers and bikers an easy and scenic route to the tops of Arrowhead,
Bachelor Gulch and Beaver Creek Mountains.
From Red Tail Camp, the trail heads across the western hillside, through meadows
and aspen groves into Bachelor Gulch and Arrowhead. Opens on July 1;
approx. 3 miles (4.8 km).
A great link from the ridge top (Primrose) to Village-to-Village Trail;
approx. 1.8 miles (3.0 km).
Quiet multi-use trail connecting Beaver Creek Landing to Village-to-Village Trail;
approx. 2.4mi (3.9km).
An easy intermediate access route from the base of Chair #12 connecting with
Stack-It, Lost Buck Spur and Village-to-Village Trails; approx. 1.7 miles (2.8 km).
Lost Buck Spur™
An intermediate trail, this single-track trail passes through aspen glades,
then connects with Beaver Lake Trail; approx. .75 mile (1.2 km).
Beano’s Hill Climb™
This climb is a rough fire road to the top of Chair #11 and Larkspur Bowl;
approx. 2.85 miles (4.6 km).
PHQ Hill Climb™
This trail zigzags 1,240 vertical feet (378 m) from Spruce Saddle to Ski Patrol
Headquarters at the summit of the mountain; approx. 2.7 miles (4.3 km).