Beaver Brook / Chavez Loop

  • August 12, 2013 · 5:00 PM
  • Beaver Brook / Chavez Loop

Let's hike part of the Beaver Brook Trail, starting at the Genesee side of Beaver Brook and hike to the start of the Chavez nature trail and do the loop.  This trail is a hidden treasure in its proximity to Denver, varied scenery, with relatively few people who actually hike it.

I believe this is only about 3 miles so we may add a mile or so on the Beaver Brook trail before we start the nature loop. That should get us about 4 miles total with a decent amount of elevation gain. 

An interesting hike, with only minimal chances of getting significantly lost.

Beginners are welcome on this hike since we have short mileage and curfew in DMP's doesn't start until 11PM.  But please be fast enough to keep up a 2 mph pace.  However, note that we start off going downhill, and end up going uphill.  

We will meet at 5 and begin hiking at 5:15-ish.

I suggest that, in addition to normal hiking gear, people bring a snack for when we get to the creek, wet weather gear and a flashlight, just in case.  Some creek hopping required.  Hiking poles may be desired on the trek back up the hill.

Directions to trailhead: Take I-70 to Exit 253 (Chief Hosa Exit), if you take the exit from I-70 W you'll see a dirt road (Stapleton Rd) on your right take that road and it takes you about 1.1 miles to the trailhead.

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  • Bill B.

    This was a pleasant hike into and out of a deep canyon: it felt very remote even though it was only a mile from I70. Thanks to Skip for organizing a good, short evening hike.

    August 13, 2013

  • Kelly M.

    Gorgeous trail! Wonderful for an after work hike-took about 1.5 hours. Good workout but not too long for an evening hike.

    August 12, 2013

  • Donna W.

    Nice group, with a brisk hiking pace. The route is a bit obscure in a couple of places, and we had some rain.

    August 12, 2013

  • holly

    have to make last minute trip to airport. aughhhh

    August 12, 2013

  • Kathy Marie H.

    Sorry, but I have to cancel. My landscaper just called and he is coming over Monday afternoon to start a project and I have to be home. Have fun and be safe.
    Kathy

    August 11, 2013

  • Donna W.

    I would like to join if I can get a lift to the meeting place. I live near DU, or could meet someone at any light rail station.

    August 11, 2013

  • Donna W.

    Would anyone be coming from the DU area? I would love to join, but do not own a car. I can also hop on the light rail any meet someone at any light rail station.

    August 11, 2013

  • Vicki

    I'm a maybe at this point

    August 8, 2013

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