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“We were too afraid of bears to enjoy it”

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 9 July 2017

Everybody told us there were bears (we didn't see one) and we turned back after +- half of it,, I guess, after the first (disappointing) pond

2  Thank Jurgen B
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

If you can go with a group led by a Ranger! Theres a lot to see and tons to learn so going with a guide really makes the experience better.

2  Thank Norman B
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

It's a very nice walk of about 5 miles, only mildly strenuous. However, the last mile and a half (roughly) is completely exposed if you go clockwise. So if you do the walk in the morning you'll reach the exposed section at midday--not nice. Go the other way. If you're setting off in the afternoon, clockwise would be best.

3  Thank straightouttacamden
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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

1  Thank Kelvin L
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