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Beaver Ponds TrailAn six-mile loop through alpine meadows to a backcountry lake.

Yellowstone
Yellowstone
Intensity
5/10
6.0 miles
750 feet
elevation gain
Starting from
$500
About the trip

Visit a Secluded Backcountry Lake

The Beaver Ponds Trail follows a six-mile loop through sagebrush meadows to a backcountry lake. We'll begin near Mammoth Hot Springs and immediately start our ascent through lodgepole pine forests. These forests open to reveal stunning views of Electric Peak and Sepulcher Mountain. As we complete the loop, we'll have expansive views over Mammoth and Gardiner Canyon. Along the way, look for bears, elk, deer, and pronghorn.

On the full-day tour, we can add on a trip to a nearby geyser basin.

Price

Full-Day

1-2 ppl: $750
3-5 ppl: $1350
each additional person: $150

Half-Day

1-2 ppl: $500
3-5 ppl: $750
each additional person: $125
please note: half-day tours do not include lunch

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Level 5/10
750 feet elevation gain
6.0 miles
Yellowstone
Planning

Here’s what you need

Bring

Essential Gear
  • At least three liters of water
  • Backpack. Need a recommendation? Check out Deuter!
  • Weather-appropriate clothing. For a great selection and discounts, visit our partners
  • Sunscreen
Recommended Gear
  • Hiking poles
  • Camera

Wear

Essential Clothing
  • Comfortable athletic clothing
  • Hiking boots with non-cotton socks
  • Hat
  • Dress in layers to adapt to changing temperatures

What's Included

Included
  • Expert guides
  • Transportation
  • Lunch
Not Included
  • Park entry fees
  • Gratuity for your guide

Intensity

Level 5

Moderate - For Skilled Beginners and Intermediate Participants

Level 5 trips place greater emphasis on challenging you physically. Whether you’re still new to the scene or have some experience, you’ll appreciate a more deliberate pace with a capable group.

Activity

We’ll be out on the trails for five to seven hours. Prepare for this trip by doing cardio and strength exercise at least three days a week.

Distances

Be ready to cover six to nine miles today before heading home.

Surfaces

We’ll be hiking on moderate mountainous terrain, which may require navigating various rock faces and trail conditions including steep inclines and uneven ground.

Elevation Change

Up to 1,800 feet per day.

Weather

We head outside in any weather, as long as we know it's safe, and we don't let a little rain or wind ruin a chance for an adventure. You can contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions about preparing for trail conditions.