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Beus Pond Nature Trail

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Beus Pond is a lovely pond with fish and exotic ducks and geese in Ogden, Utah, just south of Weber State University. There is a wooded area around and a wheelchair and stroller-friendly half mile loop.

One of the main attractions of Beus Pond is the bird watching! There are some less common birds to spot!

The wood ducks live all year round there. Wood Ducks are common in the east and along the west coast of the United States, but are rare in Utah, especially in the summer. They are beautiful birds! They are sometimes seen at Bartholomew Park in Springville or along the Jordan River.

There are fascinating geese like these African Geese.

African Geese have dewlaps, which is dangling skin below their beaks and knobs above them. Males have more pronounced knobs and they grow as the geese age. The Toulouse Goose below also has a dewlap.

Beus Pond also has Muscovy Ducks that look like they have turkey heads.

Mallard Ducks are common and can be seen all over Utah, but babies are always a treat!

There are also other birds like this Downy Woodpecker.

There are also some piers that are great for fishing or bird watching. I love the ingenuity of this couple that brought a pack-in-play for the toddler!

Beus Pond has a great trail all the way around it. There are also benches to sit on and enjoy the view.

Beus Pond is gorgeous in the fall!


Stats: Distance – 0.5 mile loop
Approximate hiking time – 20-40 minutes
Elevation gain – 19 feet
Difficulty – Easy
Trail – well maintained trail of dirt
Bathrooms – Yes
Seasons to hike – Year Round
Permits needed – None
Pets allowed – Yes

Other trails nearby are Waterfall Canyon, Birdsong Trail and Wheeler Creek, Icebox Canyon and Art Nord Loop. Pineview Reservoir is also nearby.

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