We had a great time, and the dogs loved it!
It states that this trail is dog friendly but be aware that there are 2 sections in which you have to cross large rocks and the trail disappears. I would advise trying a different hike with your pup or definitely carry your dog across these parts so that they don't get hurt.
Be careful with your dog
Nice hike
The trail is really rocky and it was a little difficult for my dog but it was worth it.
We had a great time, and the dogs loved it!


The Beaver Brook Trail is a strenuous hike on the south rim of Clear Creek Canyon. And even though the trail isn't far from Denver, it's difficult enough that Fido will think he's on a primitive backcountry hike.


BringFido Guest Rating

Beaver Brook Trail has received a rating of 4.8 out of 5 bones by 5 canine critics on BringFido.

  • More than a year ago
    Great Hike!

    We parked on the road and had easy time finding our way around the park. Half the trail was closed due to recent weather but the detour was only 0.8 mi different from the trail. Highly recommended if you’re in the area and want to take the pup for a hike

  • More than a year ago
    Lots of rocks!

    We walked the first two miles of this trail before heading back. Not because it wasn't great, but because my dog is just a pup. The first 1/2 mile of this trail is quite rocky but not terrible. Just remember to look up occasionally to see the long views to the west on the backside of Lookout Mt. Stay right at the fork at the 1/2 mile mark and expect to navigate a couple of Boulder fields about 100 yards each. There is a tricky spot about a mile in where my puppy needed some encouragement, but she made it. For the most part the trail is through the trees so well shaded. There was some road noise from I-70 far below (a dizzying sight) but it wasn't excessive.

  • More than a year ago
    Hard to Find

    This place is a little tricky to find. It's at the summit of the hill with a few parking spot. Once parked , near the garbage cans you'll find the trail head. This trail is a little shady so bring an extra sweater. It's also a little busy but not as populated as the surrounding areas in Golden.

  • More than a year ago
    Wonderful Escape

    Great hike, peaceful and long enough not to be too crowded even on weekends.

  • More than a year ago

    This trail was recommended to me, the walk down the canyon to the river is pretty easy and rocky. Once at the river, the trail crosses over it multiple time, which Kaya loved. The hike back up was a little difficult at times. It was shaded almost the whole trail and the scenery was beautiful. Definitely recommend to a hiker with some experience.

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Rocky trail with Peaks

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