We drove up to Beaver Creek State Natural Area yesterday to refresh our memory of the layout at the Visitors Center and get some questions answered by the current Hosts. We arrived around 10:00 AM and discovered the Visitors Center hours are 12:00 to 4:00. Having some time to burn we decided to check out the trail system. We had previously done the short trail from the Visitors Center down to the Marsh, but were interested in accessing the main trail area so drove around to the south end and walked the service road into the trail area. We took the Beaver Creek Loop in a ways and then tried to make a short loop using the South Beaver Meadow Trail, only to lose the trail in the meadow and mistakenly start up the Beaver Creek Loop Trail the wrong way. Having discovered my mistake we turned around a hiked back to the service road and back to the car. Bottom line is the trail system is still a work in progress and need more signage, but we enjoyed the exercise and the wild flowers.
Yellow Monkey Flower
Smith's Fairy Lantern