Canyon Breeze Golf Course and Puffer Lake
Golfing and Puffer Lake
Not all adventures need to be away for civilization.
Golfing at Canyon Breeze
Start the day by driving up Canyon Road from Beaver, Utah, to the Canyon Breeze Golf Course, which is considered one of the most challenging nine-hole golf courses in the state. The beautiful tree-lined course features water hazards and other obstacles that come into play on several holes. The layout presents a few challenges and a good deal of fun. The course’s signature hole is Number 7, a 485-yard par 5 that tees off from the middle of Beaver’s horse racing track. You can rent clubs on the course if necessary.
Lunch at the Crazy Cow Cafe
After a morning of golf, have lunch at the Crazy Cow Cafe, a family-style restaurant that offers all kinds of options. Choose from classic sandwiches like a cheesesteak, French Dip or cajun chicken, just to name a few. It’s well-known for its burgers—try the Cowabunga with pineapples and teriyaki sauce. There’s also lighter fare on the menu, including a good selection of salads.
After lunch, take a scenic drive to Puffer Lake, which is about an hour from Beaver. The 65-acre lake is located along U-153 at an elevation of 9,672 feet. While it is a natural lake, a dam for irrigation storage enhances its capacity, which reaches a depth of 50 feet when it’s most full. (At the end of the irrigation season, it’s about half of that.) The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources stocks the lake with rainbow trout and brook trout, make it one of the most scenic fishing destinations in the region. It’s one of several alpine lakes to explore in this region, including:
It’s located along FS-137, about 4 miles from the U-153 turn-off, and it covers 48 acres at an elevation of 8,790 feet with a maximum depth of 30 feet. It’s stocked with rainbow trout, brook trout, tiger trout and Bonneville cutthroat trout, with trout known to reach up to 2 pounds. You’ll find 17 campsites on the adjacent Forest Service land if you’re looking for a place to spend the night.
Upper Kents Lake
Just up the road from Kents Lake at an elevation of 8,989 feet, the Upper Kents Lake was built in 1994, and it’s stocked with native Bonneville cutthroat trout, and it’s also known for its good population of brook trout that migrate into the reservoir.
Lower Kents Lake
Just downstream from the Kents Lake at an elevation of 8,647 feet, Lower Kents Lake is stocked with rainbow trout, brook trout and Bonneville cutthroat trout. You’ll also find several Forest Service group campsites with pavilions adjacent to the lake.
Anderson Meadow Reservoir
This reservoir is covers 8 acres at an elevation of 9,355 feet with a maximum depth of 21 feet. It’s located 6 miles from the U-153 junction on FS-137, and the adjacent Forest Service campground has 10 campsites. You’ll find the lake stocked with c rainbow trout as well as a large population of wild brook trout.
After a day on the lakes, return to Beaver to check out Beaver Sport and Pawn, a cool shop that has anything you need for the outdoors. Take a picture of the mural on the north side of the building. After browsing the sop, visit Surewood Forest Candle and Gift Company to pick up a unique souvenir.