If you and your canine cutie are wanting to take a short walk with a pawesome view in the Colorado Mountains, you will want to check out the Beaver Reservoir Cutoff Trail. This one mile out and back trail is actually an extension of the Sourdough Trail, which cuts across the Coney Creek Road (Forest Road 507) right above the switchbacks of Camp Dick. The Beaver Reservoir Cutoff trailhead is on the east side of the Beaver Reservoir along County Road 96.
Because this is such a short hike, it is often used as a way to get to the other trails in the area such as the Sourdough Trail. This trail is somewhat pupular for day hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, mountain biking, skiing, and snowshoeing. Even in the summertime months, the upper elevations of these trails will often be snowy, and you should be sure to wear the proper shoes and protect your poochie’s paws as well.
Although the Beaver Reservoir Cutoff Trail is a short trail, it is considered to be a difficult one with a steep grade through the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and the Rocky Mountains. Along your short walk, you and your pupster are likely to see a lot of wildlife such as moose, coyotes, foxes, deer, elk, squirrels, rabbits, and lots of different types of birds and waterfowl. There are also bear and mountain lions in the area.
The Beaver Reservoir Cutoff Trail is in a rugged area, and there are no restrooms or water provided anywhere on this trail so make sure to bring enough H20 for you and your fur buddy. You should also bring along some baggies to clean up after your pooch and carry them out with you so that you can deposit it in the proper trash receptacle.
The Beaver Reservoir Cutoff Trail is not as pupular as some of the other ones around it, so if you like privacy and isolation, this is a furfect place for you and your fur buddy. The views are pawsitively spectacular, and there are plenty of opportunities for selfies. No bones about it, you and your pup will love it!