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Caprock Coulee Nature Trail

Intermediate

Trail

0.9 mile 1.4 kilometer point to point
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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No Dogs
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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

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.

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Land Manager: NPS - Theodore Roosevelt

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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.

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  4.0 from 2 votes

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#30

in North Dakota

#10,199

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Narrow Coulee
Apr 19, 2015 near Watford…, ND

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