Beaver Ponds Trail - Hike near Mammoth, Yellowstone National Park
Beaver Ponds Trail, Wyoming, USA,Mammoth,Wyoming
44.97343363782387, -110.70394452916162
Address: Beaver Ponds Trail, Wyoming, USA
GPS: 44°58'24.4"N 110°42'14.2"W
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State: Wyoming

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Beaver Ponds Trail is a wonderful short hike accessible from Mammoth Hot Springs. The trail forms a loop between the two trailheads available at Mammoth Hot Springs. The loop is just over 5 miles with a 650-foot elevation gain and can be completed in 2 to 5 hours.

Hiking Beaver Ponds Trail provides the hikers with some spectacular views, including a unique, distant perspective of Mammoth Hot Springs. This trail is famous for the four ponds that are visible to hikers. These ponds vary in sizes. The largest pond, Beaver Pond, is at the hook of the loop. The smaller ponds are surrounded with reeds and coated with algae in the summer months.

There is abundant wildlife to be seen on Beaver Ponds Trail. Elk and Beavers frequent the area surrounding the trail. Wildflowers and birds can also be seen from the trail. Black bears and grizzly bears are occasionally in the area. Be cautious and safe by keeping your distance around the wildlife.

The trail is easy to follow and great for hikers of all levels. Hiking Beaver Ponds Trail is a wonderful addition to any Yellowstone or Mammoth Hot Springs visit. This short hike is great to take in the morning or evening.

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  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

Directions

From Mammoth, Yellowstone National Park

  1. Head northeast on US-89 N
    Toll road
    (184 ft)
  2. Sharp left onto US-89 S
    Partial toll road
    (0.4 mi)
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Trails

Distance ?

5.3 miles

Real Ascent ?

1,042 feet

Real Descent ?

1,071 feet

Grade (-23° to 21°)

-42% to 38%

Elevation differences are scaled for emphasis. While the numbers are accurate, the cut-away shown here is not to scale.

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