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greenBlue Lower Talkington Trail

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4.2 mile 6.8 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 224' 68 m
Descent: -145' -44 m
High: 2,496' 761 m
Low: 2,367' 721 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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A beautiful stretch of badlands trail with many opportunities for photography.

Karen Ryberg

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Kids will enjoy the pleasant views and opportunities for viewing wildlife along this trail.

Description

This trail is generally accessed by other trails in the Park. It does intersect the paved Park road, but there is no specific parking area near the trail. Combined with other trails, this is great for an out-and-back or a large loop through the Park (see the Jones/Lower Talkington/Lower Paddock Loop). It goes through a higher elevation area than some of the other trails it connects to, so it provides excellent views of the badlands.

This is a singletrack dirt trail and is not recommended when wet.

Flora & Fauna

Bison, wild horses, wildflowers.

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Land Manager: NPS - Theodore Roosevelt

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Dec 28, 2015
Josh Gibbel
Beautiful in Winter, spent the night 4.2mi
Sep 28, 2013
Karen Ryberg
Loved this section of Jones/Lower Talkington/Lower Paddock Loop

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