Looking for trails easy to hike near Crested Butte? Or a trail that offers picture perfect views and a glimpse into beaver life? Perfect. Check out this travelcrestedbutte.com article about the Beaver Pond Hikes via Ohio Pass for driving directions to the trailhead, stats, photos and more. On this dog friendly trail you will see the aspens changing colors in the fall, and an incredible view of the Anthracite Range reflecting in the pond. The tops of beaver lodges pop up through the water, adding to the unique experience. This is a great option for families, visitors or locals who are looking for a beautiful drive and a shorter hike with a lot to offer.

The Beaver Ponds hike is about 1.1 miles long (round trip) and should only take about an hour. The trail is rated “Easy” making this a great trail for families or visitors. So the next time you’re looking for an easy hike near Crested Butte, pack a picnic and head to Ohio Pass! The trailhead is about a 35 minute drive from the Town of Crested Butte. The road is gravel and there is no cell service so be sure you are prepared! We love this trail and hope you will to! Enjoy your hike!

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