The Beaver to Chocolate Drop House trail is an easy ride in the mountains with several interesting things to see along the way. This trail takes you to the Chocolate Drop House also known as “Rock Cabin” (pictured above). This structure was built by a craftsman in the early 1900s. The cabin is built in a hollow section of a very large boulder. The ride then loops down around Granite Peak and back to Beaver. The entire loop is 76 miles and took us 4.5 hours (moving) to complete. Plan for a full day for this ride because there are reservoirs to explore and places to stop for a nice picnic.   

The terrain is mostly comprised of well-maintained dirt roads.  

This trail provides great opportunities to branch off and explore different areas on the mountain. There are campsites and picnic areas along the way. 

You can also find just about every amenity you need including gas, lodging and food in the town of Beaver. 

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Would you like to see the trail in an animated 3D flyover map? If it appears to pause, that is likely a place I stopped for a while. It will continue, just wait a few moments. Link to 3D flyover.

Here is the 360 view at the trailhead. Feel free to tour around a bit inside Google Street Views. We have recorded the trail in 360 and it is now part of Google Street Views so you can take a virtual tour of the trail to see if it is for you. We’ve made it a bit easier to navigate, scroll down and you will see more 360 embedded tours as we encounter intersections, trail markers or interesting places along the trail.

On any image, you can click the ‘X’ in the upper right corner and the view will change to an overview map showing the Google Street View blue lines. You can click anywhere on that blue line and drop down to the 360 ground-level views at that point.

You can move the image 360 degrees, click the arrow to move further down the trail and zoom in and out to take a closer look. Clicking the box in the upper right-hand corner will enlarge to full screen for a better view.

There is plenty of parking here near the Tushar Mountain Ball Park in the town of Beaver. From here we head out toward the landfill. Once you get to the Landfill, you'll take a right on to Dry Farm Road. We leave Dry Farm Road and head off to the left here. This trail takes you up in the mountains where there is a lot of beautiful scenery along mostly well-maintained dirt roads. Here we are at the Chocolate Drop House or "Rock Cabin." You can get out here and check out the inside and outside of this cool little cabin. The trail dead ends here so you'll have to back track a ways in order to loop back to Beaver. There are a lot of opportunities to branch out and go other places along this trail. There is a good amount of signage directing you to nearby landmarks. Here you can take off and explore a small reservoir nestled in the granite peaks.

There is some good trail information on this sign in Beaver. 

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