Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
Take the paved Park road to the Peaceful Valley Ranch area and turn right onto a gravel road. Continue to the end of the road where you'll find a parking area. The trail begins by going through a prairie dog town and continues to the southeast 3.6 miles to the paved Park road.
Running this direction is going upstream in the Paddock Creek watershed, so it is a gradual uphill with many undulations as you cross the (usually dry) tributary drainages. The trail crosses Paddock Creek several times, so check at the Park's Visitors Center regarding conditions. There may be water in the creek in the spring or after rainstorms.
Flora & Fauna
Bison, white-tailed deer, wild horses, and wildflowers.