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Snowmobiling: Colorado > Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests > Taylor River Ranger District

Quick Facts

Beaver Ponds

Elevation: 9,558 Feet (2979.4 Meters)
Handicapped Accessible: No
Recommended Season: Summer
Usage: Moderate in Summer
USGS Map: Mt. Axtell
Vehicle Accessibility: Passenger Vehicle

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General Description

An easy .5 mile trail leads to these beautiful ponds surrounded by Aspen trees and scenic views. This is a good place to take kids for fishing and enjoying fascinating beaver work. Brook trout are present in these lakes and fishing is rated as fair.

Directions from Gunnison: Travel four miles north on Highway 135 to Ohio Creek Road, Forest Road 730, and proceed about twenty miles to Beaver Ponds Picnic Grounds Parking. There is a short half mile walk to the Beaver Ponds.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round (NOTE: This area is accessible by snowmobile, cross-country skis and snowshoes during the Winter months.) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Cold Water Fishing Beaver Pond Lake
ICON Hiking & Walking Beaver Pond Trail
ICON Animal Identification Beaver Pond Lake
ICON Bird Identification Beaver Pond Lake
ICON Lakes & Reservoirs Beaver Ponds

Related Activities
Swampy Pass Trail - Swampy Pass Trail is a good access to the West Elk Wilderness from the Ohio Creek Road. The trail is very scenic.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Gunnison National Forest, 216 North Colorado , Gunnison, CO, 81230, Phone: 970-641-0471


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