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“Great family hike!”

Beaver Ponds Loop Trail
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Owner description: At just over 5 miles, this trail offers visitors intimate views of Yellowstone's peaks, ponds, meadows and wildlife.
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The fist part is very challenging , but it gets easier , start early 8am to increase ur chance to spot a bever plan on talking lots of water, snacks and a lunch to have by the ponds.. We did lots of different animals tracks,which was great to show my son. There also still great fall color once u hit the aspens. As u approach ponds remain very quiet, beavers are very shy . If u plan on taking pics and having lunch by pond plan on allowing 4 to 5 hrs round trip.
We hike this on Monday sep . 26th..

Thank 278Turner1974
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We left Mammoth and joined the trail behind the hotel. Enjoyed the views of Gardiner and tried to pick out where we were staying. Probably did an English ramble rather than a hike as everything is different and therefore of interest to us. We saw three snakes but no other wildlife even so it was enjoyed by all

Thank Kelvin L
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Followed the gentler CCW path beginning behind the hotel. As other reviews have noted it as kind of confusing, take the path across the old dirt road. Also at the end, while going CCW, there is a very steep switchback which heads north and then turn you around to south and the end of the trail at Liberty Cap. The only wildlife we saw were three elk at the very end . LOTS of up and down, we should have waited another day to acclimate to the altitude (max about 6700ft) because we really felt it. Bring plenty of water.

1  Thank dixiedually
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We didn't get to hike the whole trail because it started raining a mile into it and my son wanted to turn back, but the part we did hike was beautiful! The view once you reach the top of the switchbacks is gorgeous, and the kids loved the little bridges at the beginning of the hike. We saw 4 elk...two females and two babies. They were right off the trail so we had to go a little off the path to go around them. Such a neat sight! Wish we had been able to do the whole thing, but was still well worth the time!

Thank sarahbutcher27
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

This hike has a fairly strenuous start but soon levels out and is a lovely stroll thereafter. The 5-mile loop is a mix or forest and meadow - with the last beaver pond providing a lovely spot for a picnic lunch.

1  Thank AlisonandColin
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