Cow Creek

Total Miles


2,569.75 ft



Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

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.

Photos of Cow Creek

Cow Creek
Cow Creek
Cow Creek


With few places to pass and the potential for washouts, this trail would be difficult during or after a heavy rain.

Technical Rating


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Access Description

The Forest Service 857 road sign signifies beginning of trail.

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