Beaver are nocturnal and I almost never see them in the daytime. The pictures below were taken after one of the numerous floods on the South Platte and the beaver were forced to be out working. For some reason, in the mountains they seem to be out in daylight more often. Perhaps to show off for tourists.
A young beaver whose lodge had just been washed away. Parents were nearby.
The beaver used this slide to get to the river.
Beaver trail showing passage of two beavers, or one busy beaver.
Beaver lodge on a small pond beside the South Platte. When the river is up the pond becomes one of its channels.