This is a great place to stop and stretch the legs if you're planning to drive over Trail Ridge Rd. with the whole family. It could also be a worthy outing in and of itself, but be warned that there's nothing else out here (restrooms, parking, food/water...).
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — River/Creek — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Family Friendly: Eager youngsters will love this opportunity to check out some beavers! This is a short, flat boardwalk that completely accessible.
The Beaver Boardwalk near the beginning of Trail Ridge Road is a great place to visit with fans of all wildlife. The trail takes you over a pond recently inhabited by an industrious colony of beavers. Their story is told on signs along the walkway.
Obviously, one would hope to see some beavers on this outing, but it's also possible to encounter elk and moose here.