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Recommended Routes in North Unit - 3

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Favorite View of the Little Missouri and southern part of the park.
Intermediate

Caprock Coulee

4.2 mi 6.7 km 631' Up 192.42 m Up 627' Down 191.19 m Down

Watford…, ND
Favorite View of the Little Missouri and southern part of the park.
Difficult

Achenbach Loop

18.4 mi 29.7 km 2,289' Up 697.69 m Up 2,289' Down 697.74 m Down

Watford…, ND
Favorite Cannonball Concretion at the Cannonball Concretion Parking Lot.
Intermediate

Buckhorn Trail

11.3 mi 18.2 km 1,040' Up 316.86 m Up 1,039' Down 316.79 m Down

Watford…, ND

North Unit Running

  • 53 Miles 86 Kilometers of Trail
  • 3 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 4 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in North Unit - 4

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3.3 mi 5.3 km #1Caprock Coulee Trail
Intermediate
Watford City, ND
Intermediate
Watford City, ND
0.1 mi 0.2 km #2Sperati Point Overlook Trail
Easy
Watford City, ND
Easy
Watford City, ND
0.9 mi 1.4 km #3Caprock Coulee Nature Trail
Intermediate
Watford City, ND
Intermediate
Watford City, ND
15.1 mi 24.3 km #4Achenbach Trail
Difficult
Watford City, ND
Difficult
Watford City, ND

Photos of North Unit - 24

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View of the Little Missouri and southern part of the park.
Apr 19, 2015 near Watford…, ND
Oxbow Overlook, North Unit, Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Apr 23, 2015 near Watford…, ND
Oxbow Overlook, North Unit, Theodore Roosevelt NP
Apr 23, 2015 near Watford…, ND
Enjoy a sweeping view down to the south from the River Bend Overlook. Photo credit: NPS/Mark Meyers.
May 25, 2017 near Watford…, ND
Looking uphill at the descent through the badlands.
May 25, 2015 near Watford…, ND
Amazing Buffalo remains after the second crossing of the Little Missouri.
Jun 21, 2021 near Watford…, ND
Bison near the Caprock Coulee Trail
Dec 26, 2018 near Watford…, ND
Looking to the southeast at the Little Missouri
Apr 21, 2015 near Watford…, ND