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blue Caprock Coulee Nature Trail

Trail

0.9 mile 1.4 kilometer point to point
95% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 146' 45 m
Descent: -24' -7 m
High: 2,161' 659 m
Low: 2,023' 617 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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This trail offers a short introduction to what Theodore Roosevelt National Park has to offer.

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Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

National Park rules and restrictions apply.

Runner Notes

Watch out for bison, rattlesnakes and slippery mud (bentonite clay). Can be very hot in the summer. Ticks in the spring.

Description

Start at the Caprock Coulee trailhead/parking area. Sign in at the trail register and head right and then left down a short descent at the intersection with the Buckhorn Connector. Follow the trail along the bottom of the coulee along the self-guided trail.

At the end of the self-guided trail, either turn back the way you came or head left and cross a small bridge over a stream onto the Caprock Coulee Trail. If this section is wet the trail may be hard to follow. Generally head south until you find the wooden steps heading uphill.

Flora & Fauna

Bison! Deer, coyotes, mountain lion, longhorn cattle.

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Land Manager: NPS - Theodore Roosevelt

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