Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead, Rocky Mountain National Park

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Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead is located in Rocky Mountain National Park. Put Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead at the forefront of your travel plans using our Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary website .
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  • This hike is 5 miles through meadows, pine forest with great views. If you take it clockwise you'll climb through the first 1.5 miles or so and then it's downhill on the return - with great views for ...  more »
  • Our time in the park was sadly short and we chose this one trail to spend a bit of time on the ground in the park. This is a pleasant and relatively flat hike. There were few hikers on the late Septem...  more »
  • After hiking to Emerald Lake and The Loch, we wanted a change of scenery. This was it. The trail winds through several types of forest and offers nice views of the meadows and peaks. The trail is most...  more »
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  • A very awesome place right in the middle of the Rockies! It's relative isolation means you'll be able to catch all the night stars and even some of the Milky Way if you decide to stay out long enough. The National Parks Service even host astronomy night on Friday nights during the summer at Beaver Meadows, which is an unbelievable experience. Volunteer astronomers bring their telescopes, which aren't your ordinary backyard ones, and teach you about the constellations and planets. It's definitely a fun experience for kids and adults and well worth the drive!
  • Stunning scenery trails limited to non existent horse trailer parking. Some visitors RUDE about the horses most great. We go weekdays.
  • Great spot with excellent views of Long's Peak

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Where to stay in Rocky Mountain National Park

Camping offers one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the nature of Rocky Mountain National Park. The park offers more than 500 individual sites spread out over five developed campgrounds, and wilderness camping expands your options even further. Many visitors stay in the eastside gateway town of Estes Park, where you can choose from lodges, resorts, economy motels, small inns, bed and breakfasts, and cabins. The town features a lake and views of the park's sharp peaks. On the park's western side, a handful of lodges, inns, cabins, and motels are clustered around Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Lake. You'll also find campgrounds around Lake Granby.
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