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Caprock Coulee Nature Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (4)

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


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.4

KM

Point to Point

2,161' 659 m

High

2,023' 617 m

Low

146' 45 m

Up

24' 7 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs No Dogs

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

Family Friendly A relatively short and gradual, self-guided nature trail; turn back at any point.

National Park rules and restrictions apply.

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.

Contacts

Land Manager: NPS - Theodore Roosevelt

Shared By:

ktboundary Thompson

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  4.3 from 4 votes

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#3

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#24

in North Dakota

#9,380

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Narrow Coulee
Apr 19, 2015 near Watford…, ND

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Jun 13, 2020
Amy L
Sep 14, 2019
Gina G
Jun 2, 2017
Dan Frechtling
Jun 30, 2016
Chris McCloud
Done as part of visit to TRNP while working at Wind Cave summer 2016.