Beaver Creek Outdoor Recreation: Cold and Warm-weather Activities

Those looking for year-round outdoor adventure may find their fix in Beaver Creek, a small resort town located two hours west of Denver, Colorado. Home to Beaver Creek Mountain, which has a summit elevation of 11,440 feet, the town provides the perfect environment for exploring. Ready for some action? Here’s an overview of the top Beaver Creek outdoor recreation activities.

Beaver Creek Outdoor Recreation: Top Things to Do

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Warm-weather Activities

Take a Hike

The Beaver Creek Hiking Center operates from June through September. The center offers guided hiking and biking programs for all ages and skill levels. A complimentary nature valley hike is perfect for first-timers, and experts can choose trails within an 80-mile radius of Beaver Creek.

Wine aficionados can also tour the area while tasting wines and cheeses on a wine excursion provided by 4×4 Mountain Adventure Tours or with a guide from the hiking center.

Play a Round

Two golf clubs – no pun intended – offer challenging courses and incredible views. Open from May through early October, golfers can choose between Beaver Creek Golf Club, a Robert Trent Jones course, or the private Red Sky Golf Club. Miniature and disc golf courses also operate in the summer for extra family entertainment.

In addition to award-winning golf, challenge loves ones on the court. Beaver Creek Tennis Center has five clay courts, two hard courts and an on-site pro shop.

Spend a Day on the Water

Summer water adventures await those who love stand-up paddleboarding, rafting, fly fishing and more. Lakota and Timberline (in nearby Vail) and Nova Guides (in Minturn) provide everything needed for a quiet or action-packed ride on the water. Alpine Quest, located in Edwards, specializes in stand-up paddleboarding and hosts classes ranging from two hours to all day. Additionally, guests can cast a line with Gore Creek Fly Fishermen, which offers half- and full-day trips and free casting clinics daily.

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Cold-weather Activities

Hit the Slopes

Beaver Creek would not be a top ski resort without snow. With an average of 320 inches a year and 1,815 acres available for skiing, the town welcomes skiers of all ages and skills. A total of 25 lifts give visitors plenty of starting points, and there are 150 conventional trails. Guided snowmobile, snowcoach tours and dog-sledding tours are available through Nova Guides. The resort is open year-round, and ski season officially kicks off in late November.

Guests who would rather skate should visit the outdoor skating rink located in the center of Beaver Creek Village, which also has couches lining the area for relaxation.

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