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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:

Kyle Thompson

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  4.3 from 4 votes

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#29

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Narrow Coulee
Apr 19, 2015 near Watford…, ND

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Jun 24, 2022
Kristy Van
used the nature trail pamphlet. also tried to outrun some rain. just made it back in time. bentonite butte caps. flowering prickly pear in yellow a…
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.