Beaver Creek Wilderness Study Area

Beaver Creek Wilderness Study Area

ELEVATION:  6,000 feet – 9,900 feet
LOCATION:  Approximately 14 miles northeast of Cañon City, off of U.S. Hwy 50
ALLOWED USES: hiking, horseback riding
TYPES OF TRAIL: hiking and horseback riding
SEASON: Year round
FACILITIES: parking, information kiosk

WATER AVAILABILITY: Beaver Creek but it must be treated before drinking it

CAMPING: Dispersed camping is allowed throughout this area on BLM lands. Please camp only in existing sites and do not create new sites or fire rings. Contact the BLM office for information on current fire bans and please follow all fire restrictions. 

USGS TOPO MAPS: Big Bull Mountain, Mount Big Chief, Phantom Canyon, Mount Pittsburg

DIRECTIONS: From Cañon City head east on Hwy 50 out of town toward the Fremont County Airport (about 5.5 miles). Turn left (north) on Phantom Canyon Road for approximately 1.5 miles, then turn right on County Road 123, take your first left onto Upper Beaver Creek Road (County Road 132). Follow this until it dead ends at the trailhead.  The trail and kiosk are located on the north side of the parking lot.

Overview Map
Detail Map-North
Detail Map-South