Beaver Brook Trail and Braille Nature Trail
The Beaver Brook Trail extends for 8.65 miles through open space owned by the City and County of Denver in Genesee Park and on Lookout Mountain. Constructed from 1917 to 1919 with the help of the Colorado Mountain Club, the trail hugs the south rim of Clear Creek Canyon. Because the area has been protected from development for almost 100 years, Beaver Brook Trail offers a unique primitive backcountry hiking experience in the metropolitan area. The entire trail is a long, strenuous trip with an exposed talus field around Lookout Mountain at the east end. But the west end of the trail makes for a less difficult but nonetheless challenging hike since all of the elevation gain is on the way back, when you and your pet are tired. An added feature of this hike is the short Braille Nature Trail, which would be an interesting hiking experience for a nonsighted person with a seeing-eye dog.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||800 ft|
|Season||Best May to June; September to October|
|Trailhead Elevation||7,400 ft|
|Top Elevation||7,400 ft|
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