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Date Saturday  4/15/2017
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Beaver Brook Trail - west end (Evergreen area)
Start Time 8:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Grover Cleveland
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 4
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Difficult B
Trail Mileage 7.5
Elevation Gain 2400
Driving Distance 25

Location

Meet at RTD Federal Center Light Rail Station at 2nd/4th and Union in Lakewood, NE corner of parking lot



For more info Contact

E-mail: groverc@att.net

phone: 303-650-6528



Details

From the parking area on Stapleton Drive (I-70 Chief Hosa exit) we descend the west end of Beaver Brook Trail to the bottom of the canyon.  Continuing east toward Golden we hike out of the canyon to the trail high point (and great lookout on Clear Creek Canyon to the north) at 7776'.  We return back down into the canyon and finish by acending the Chavez trail back up to Stapleton Drive.  This hike is down-up-down-up and is the best of Beaver Brook in my opinion.  There are big vegetation changes as we ping pong between north and south facing slopes and the Chavez Trail offers challenges with several crossings of Beaver Brook where washed out bridges once made the passage easier.  This is a tough hike but we go at a slow pace to compensate.



This part of Beaver Brook Trail was build 100 years ago much by members of the 4 year old Colorado Mountain Club.  According to Robert Ormes 2nd Edition "Guide to the Colorado Mountains", CMC members hiked into the area up Beaver Brook Creek from where the train let them off in Clear Creek Canyon. One wonders if there is remains of an old trail there now.




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Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.