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Beaver Creek

Contributed by ranchez

Beaver Creek Trail skirts north of Sky Ranch then rejoins the road west of the ranch before re-entering the forest and bypassing the private Hourglass Reservoir. The trail then follows Beaver Creek, and passes the start of the Hourglass Trail at the Comanche Reservoir Dam. After passing the north side of Comanche Reservoir the trail enters the Browns Lake/Comanche Lake travel zones within the Comanche Peak Wilderness. The trail connects to the Browns Lake and Comanche Lake and Brackenbury trails before it ends at the Flowers Trail.

General Wilderness Regulations
  • Dogs must be on a hand held leash
  • No motorized or mechanized equipment
  • Camps, campfires, and stock, where allowed, at least 200 feet from water and trails
  • Group size limited to 12 people or stock animals combined
  • Certified weed-free hay is required for stock
Wilderness Travel Zone Regulations
  • Camping allowed only in designated sites
  • No campfires - stoves only
  • Overnight stock use prohibited

Directions:

Travel 11 miles northwest of Fort Collin on U.S. Highway 287 to Colorado Highway 14. Turn left onto Highway 14 and travel 26 miles. Turn left onto Pingree Park Road and follow it for 16 miles. Turn right onto Forest Road 145, bear right past Tom Bennett Campground and travel approximately one mile to Beaver Creek trailhead just before entering Sky Ranch.

Length: 7.4 miles  |   Rating: Difficult
Activies: Dog-friendly, Day Hiking, Backpacking

Trailhead Elevation: 9,400

Trailhead Waypoint: 40.580825 N -105.600370 W

Permit Info:  

National Weather Service Forecast

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Region(s)
Northwest
Central

Management Area(s)
Comanche Peak Wilderness
Roosevelt National Forest

County
Larimer County

Nearby Cities
Fort Collins

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