Cow Creek

Total Miles
5.0

Elevation

2569.75 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

spring, summer, fall

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Trail Overview

County Road 12 turns into the rutted dirt trail of Cow Creek. It is a narrow trail with few places for passing vehicles. There is a stretch of shelf road as it ascends and parallels the Ramshorn Ridge with Cow Creek running along the bottom of several gulches. You will encounter several creek crossings, mostly under 1'. There are 3 well-marked, established hiking trails along the way with Cow Creek trail and dispersed camping sites ending the run at the creek. There was evidence of washouts in the dirt trail from earlier rains that had been repaired.

Difficulty

Easy

Technical Rating

3

Access Description

The Forest Service 857 road sign signifies beginning of trail.