Hiking Center Opens in Beaver Creek

BEAVER CREEK — Hikers off all ability can visit a variety of destinations when the Beaver Creek opens its hiking center Saturday.

Located inside the new Summer Adventure Center on the Starbucks plaza level in Beaver Creek Village, the hiking center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and offers scheduled and private hikes and biking tours in Beaver Creek Resort, around the Vail Valley, and in the historic Leadville area, all within the White River and San Isabel National Forests.

Tours take hikers to pristine alpine lakes and Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks.

Hiking options are varied and include a free, hour-long hike on the Spruce Saddle Loop for beginners and the full-day ascent of a Colorado 14er for an advanced hikers. For a complete list of Hiking Center offerings including international trips a new Monday Mixer hike to 12,000 and 13,000 peaks in the area visit www.BeaverCreek.com.

All hikes include transportation, a professional guide and the use of Salomon packs and boots, Leki hiking poles, and rain gear as well as snacks and beverages. Picnic lunches are available upon request, and additional hiking equipment is on hand to rent.

For more information on the Beaver Creek Hiking Center, call 970-754-5373.