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blue Cow Creek Trail

Trail

3.2 mile 5.1 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 950' 290 m
Descent: -3' -1 m
High: 8,773' 2,674 m
Low: 7,826' 2,385 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Brian Smith

A secluded trail paralleling cow creek.

Brian Smith

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Parking limited to ~7 cars on roadside up from the Ranch gate.

Description

This tranquil trail climbs from McGraw Ranch Rd. all the way to the beautiful Bridal Veil Falls. Cow Creek Trail also provides connectivity between Gem Lake Trail and Black Canyon Trail. If your goal is simply to get to the Black Canyon Trail from Gem Lake, consider a detour to the falls - they're spectacular!

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May 31, 2019
Rob Laucius
6.4mi — 3h 00m
May 5, 2019
Trevor Gerring
Aug 23, 2017
Jess Hayes
Jul 9, 2017
Alesh Houdek
May 30, 2017
Tyler C
6.4mi
Jan 8, 2017
Dana Pearson
Aug 15, 2007
Brent Nelson

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