Beaver Mountain Loop - Beaver Meadows - Moraine Park, Photo Gallery, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Beaver Mountain Loop - Beaver Meadows - Moraine Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

The Beaver Mountain Loop, Beaver Meadows Loop and Moraine Park Trails pass through the heart of Rocky Mountain's montane zone. A high water table under Beaver Meadows creates fine, moist soil conditions that do not effectively support tree growth. These meadow-creating conditions are perpetuated over time by grazing and natural fires. Surrounding slopes, where soil conditions improve, support ponderosa woodlands, aspen, Douglas fir, and lodgepole pine. This patchwork of meadow and forest provides rich habitat for elk, deer, bear, mountain lion, badger, fox, and coyote.

Related Trails: Beaver Mountain Loop
Moraine Park Trail
Beaver Mountain Loop via Deer Ridge Junction

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